Aviation Systems Engineering

Master’s Degree #312

Est.imated Completion Time: 24 months

Starts: Fall, Spring

Subspecialty Code: 5804P

Program Area: Data Science and Decisions

POC: Program Director

Modality: Distance Learning


The objective of this program is to provide graduates of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), or equivalent, the opportunity to obtain a Master of Science in Systems Engineering or Master of Science in Engineering Systems with an Aviation Systems specialization leading to a 5804P subspecialty code. The program is delivered by distance learning and builds upon the TPS academic and flight test instruction, with the student's TPS final flight test project and report (DTII) serving in lieu of a thesis, and will provide the advanced systems engineering knowledge, tools and skills necessary for the graduate to be successful as a class desk systems engineer in a Naval Aviation Systems Command (NAVAIR) mission billet.

Courses required

Course Details
Course 1 SE3100
Course 2 SE3011
Course 3 SE3302
Course 4 SI3400
Course 5 SE3250
Course 6 SE4150
Course 7 SE4151
Course 8 SE4353


  • Entrance into the program is restricted to graduates of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), or equivalent as approved by the USNTPS Director of Academics.
  • All entrants will be board selected by NAVAIR and the Director of USNTPS in coordination with the NPS program academic team. All nominees will be instructed to apply for the program through the NPS online admissions site and to send official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended plus TPS transcripts for determination of academic acceptance.
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering- ABET undergraduate degree or equivalent with a minimum 2.2 GPA
  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems- Bachelors degree with min of 2.2 GPA and at least one (1) college calculus course

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

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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