Capability and Mission Engineering Certificate

Certificate #131

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

Starts: Quarterly

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Program Director

Modality: Distance Learning


The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in systems capability and mission engineering that enables students to apply systems engineering in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support. Practicing systems engineers require technical and management competence with digital and model-based engineering, statistical operational analysis, requirements and capability engineering, lifecycle cost management, and verification and validation. This program is targeted for mid- and upper-level engineers working in or in support of the Defense Acquisition System but has great benefit for all who seek further knowledge in the theory and practice of systems engineering.

Courses required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 SE3050
Quarter 2 SE3011
Quarter 3 SE3250
Quarter 4 SE4354


The following are eligible for this offering:

  • Naval Officers
  • Naval Enlisted
  • Non-Naval Officers
  • Non-Naval Enlisted
  • DON Civilians
  • DOD Civilians
  • Defense Contractors
  • Non-DOD Federal Employees
  • International military personnel
  • International non-military personnel

Requirements for Entry

Application Information

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Tuition & Service Obligation

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Other Information

Program Announcements

Capability and Mission Engineering Certificate

Commencing week of 2 January 2024

131-241O announcement (pdf)
131-241O tuition letter (pdf)

Program Schedule

The projected program starts for the current academic year are listed on this page. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  09 Oct 2023

    Columbus Day (holiday)

  •  24 Oct 2023

    Shift day: treat as Friday class schedule

  •  10 Nov 2023

    Veteran's Day (holiday)

See NPS Academic Calendar for more dates.