• Ocean Engineering

Driving innovation for our oceans
  • Goals

    The Tsinghua University Institute for Ocean Engineering and the SIGS Institute for Ocean Engineering integrates multi-disciplines to focus on five major research areas of marine engineering, marine equipment, marine information sciences, marine resources and environment, and marine energy to serve marine technological development and the construction of Shenzhen as a global marine center.


    Tsinghua University currently has nearly 200 faculty members carrying out marine-related research. In recent years, many influential scientific and technological achievements have been made in fields of marine energy, marine observation, marine instruments, marine ecosystem restoration and others. In 2019, Tsinghua University’s first scientific expedition and trial ship “Qing Yan 1” was commissioned.


    The Institute for Ocean Engineering has established a good foundation for exchange and cooperation with research institutes in China and abroad. These include the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, University of Manchester, Delft University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), SCRIPPS, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peng Cheng Laboratory and more.


    Tsinghua SIGS has been training marine graduate students since 2011. Our programs enroll over 100 students each year, delivering outstanding graduates to support Shenzhen’s marine science and industry development.

  • Research Areas

    With marine science as foundation, and marine technology as support, our research will be applied to three directions of deep sea engineering, coastal engineering and technology, and marine ecological environment.

  • 01

    Deep sea engineering: Relying on Shenzhen’s deep sea oil and gas production industry, we will develop key components for deep-water production systems, marine energy generating systems and disaster prevention equipment to support the development of deep sea resources in Shenzhen.

  • 02

    Coastal engineering and technology: We will conduct cutting-edge research in the field of coastal engineering and technology to solve urgent scientific and technological problems of coastal engineering in Shenzhen and coastal areas of China. We will realize technological innovations in areas such as civil engineering, smart construction, information technology and system engineering, coastal disaster prevention and control and other aspects. 

  • 03

    Marine ecological environment: Responding to biological, ecological and environmental challenges of ocean development in Shenzhen, we will carry out research in areas such as deep-sea genetic resources, marine biodiversity maintenance, blue carbon sink mechanism, marine environment and ecological processes, and coastal eco-environmental restoration.

  • Marine Technology and Engineering
  • Ocean Energy Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering (Electrical Engineering)