Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Naval Engineering

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9041

About the Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Naval Engineering is designed for engineers from any discipline who work with the development, design, construction, operation, maintenance, or logistic support of US Naval ships and shipboard systems. Students will gain an overall view of shipboard engineering plants as well as learn to understand the basic design and operating principles of the propulsion, Hull, Mechanical, Electrical (HM&E) systems, and auxiliary systems of today’s naval forces. Students will also learn the Department of Defense approach to systems engineering as applied to naval operations.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to apply these learned principals and techniques to their jobs and ascertain success within their industry. The certificate is designed for naval engineers and practitioners at any level who desire to broaden their skills and increase their knowledge of naval engineering systems and principles.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited college or university is required. A bachelor’s degree in the sciences (physics, mathematics, computer science, etc.) may also be acceptable. Applicants with degrees in the sciences may be required to take a number of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate courses. An undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a US bachelor's degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for a bachelor’s degree as well as for any subsequent graduate-level work is required.

For students whose native language is not English and who do not hold a degree from a US institution, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old to be considered. Minimum score of 94 must be achieved. Official documents of this exam must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Unofficial photocopies will not be accepted.

Other requirements include:

  • Submission of an application
  • Official, sealed college transcripts
  • An essay
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

Program Requirements

Required Courses
SYSE 605Naval Systems Engineering3.0
SYSE 610Naval Engineering for the 21st Century3.0
Elective Courses (Choose 2)6.0
Systems Reliability, Availability & Maintainability Analysis
Systems Integration and Test
Advanced Naval Engineering
Systems Engineering Analysis
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SYSE 6053.0SYSE 6103.0SYSE 6113.0SYSE 5333.0
 3 3 3 3
Total Credits 12
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