Unmanned Autonomous Persistence Certificate

Certificate #117

Starts: Winter

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: NPS Online Support

Modality: Distance Learning


The Unmanned Autonomous Persistence Graduate Certificate will provide graduate level coursework to active duty, reservists, and civilian DoD employees to increase proficiency in developing systems and concepts that enable greater reach and endurance of unmanned capabilities.

Courses required

Course Details
Course 1 OS3680
Course 2 OA4602
Course 3 IS3460
Course 4 EN3010


  • Background in General Physics and Probability and Statistics are a prerequisite for Naval Tactical Analysis and Join Campaign Analysis as evidenced by transcripts or work history is required for enrollment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the development, use, and recent applications of campaign analysis in actual procurement, force structure, and operations planning.
  • Formulate energy problems, choosing assumptions, structure the analysis, and measure  effectiveness
  • Provide students with information and guidance in the basic technologies, concepts, laws and assumptions associated with the use of autonomous, robotic, and unmanned systems in military operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of unmanned autonomous persistence as applied to military operations.
  • Understand systems and their incorporation into the exclusively human domain of conflict.

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at admissions@nps.edu.

Tuition & Service Obligation

For information regarding tuition, please contact the NPS Tuition office at tuition@nps.edu, or contact NPS Online Support at .

For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.

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Academic Calendar

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin

  •  15 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations end