135: Advanced Systems Suitability Certificate - NPS Online
The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Advanced Suitability topics that enables students to apply systems engineering in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support. This certificate offers more detailed courses focused on specific suitability areas providing additional expertise useful in system design through integration and manufacturing, development and production efforts. Students create strategies that incorporate human factor considerations, software, production and risk in the overall systems engineering process and product lifecycle. 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.
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Requirements for Entry
- Undergraduate degree with minimum 2.6 grade point average.
- Successful completion of System Engineering Certificate (282)
- A year (two semesters or three quarters) of college calculus
Upon successful completion of this certificate students will have:
- Greater knowledge of concepts and principles relevant to four system suitability areas including human factors, reliability, availability, maintainability, systems software, risk analysis and management, or system manufacturing and production.
- The ability to apply appropriate planning and assessment tools in the context of the human system, software, risk, manufacturing and production or RMA domains.
- The ability to analyze suitability considerations in reliability, software, human systems, risk, or manufacturing and production and produce design recommendations based on the results.
- An improved ability to communicate effectively in technical writing and presentations.
Tuition & Service Obligation
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08 Jan 2024
Spring Quarter applications due
01 Apr 2024
Summer Quarter applications due
08 Jul 2024
Fall Quarter applications due