Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Design and Development Certificate

Certificate #133

Starts: Quarterly

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Program Director

Modality: Distance Learning


The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Model-Based Systems Engineering Design and Development that enables students to apply systems engineering in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support. MBSE is an increasingly important domain in systems engineering, especially with the introduction of digital engineering initiatives. It requires the skills necessary to create, analyze and execute models and to formally apply them throughout system development from requirements to validation. MBSE requires mastery of modeling languages, methods and tools. 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 SE4150
Quarter 2 SE4151
Quarter 3 SE4930
Quarter 4 Choose one of the following:
  • SE4420
  • SE4003
  • SE4950


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


Application Information

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

Tuition & Service Obligation

For information regarding tuition, please contact the NPS Tuition office at, or contact this offering’s POC at

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

Other Information

View the Systems Engineering Distance Learning Programs Flyer (PDF 661KB)

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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin