Field experiences will be integrated into the curriculum. GT's coastal engineering courses have
traditionally included nearshore and beach field trips to give students experience in data collection and analysis. SkIO’s R/V Savannah is frequently used for both research and educational missions. The introductory and capstone courses in the program will both include field components that involve use of the R/V Savannah, as will several other courses. Because this is a focused, coordinated curriculum, we can combine the field experiences of concurrent courses, thereby greatly reducing potential conflicts in student schedule and maximizing student participation in these activities.