235: Combat Systems Science and Engineering Certificate - NPS Online
Combat Systems Science and Engineering Certificate
Program Area: Combat Systems
POC: Academic Associate
Modality: Distance Learning
The Combat Systems Science and Engineering Certificate addresses the technologies and theoretical foundations of current and future combat systems. The courses available in the certificate cover fundamental physical principles governing combat systems and their integration, ranging from sensor technologies, weapons and their effects, modern missile technologies, and advanced weapon systems.
|Course 3||Choose one of the following:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution including an undergraduate physics sequence.
- Understand energy release in explosives, material response to shocks, and ballistics
- Understand the basic principles of solid-state lasers and propagation issues related to atmospheric effects
- Understand the basic physics of nuclear bombs, design of nuclear weapons, and related damage mechanisms
- Understand the design of chemical warheads and the lethality of each type
- Identify the types of electromagnetic (EM) radiation, corresponding sensors, and how different regions of the spectrum can be exploited
- Understand the mechanisms of detection for optical, infrared, and thermal sensors, including noise mechanisms
- Describe the tradeoffs in radar system design and performance and understand the concept of radar cross section
- Appreciate the capabilities of advanced weapons and how they are integrated in modern combat systems
Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Service Obligation
For information regarding tuition, please contact the NPS Tuition office at email@example.com, or contact this offering’s POC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.
The academic certificate program must be completed within three years of admission to the program. A student must maintain at least a 3.0 GQPR in the courses to be awarded a certificate.
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