572: Distance Learning Program in Mechanical Engineering for Nuclear Trained Officers - NPS Online
This special program provides the opportunity for nuclear trained naval officers (those who have successfully completed Naval Nuclear Power School, Officers Course) to obtain a Master of Science in Engineering Science with a major in Mechanical Engineering - MSES(ME), while on sea or shore duty. This is a non-thesis program, but a capstone research or design project is required. This is a distance learning program, with content primarily offered via asynchronous course packages, in which pre-recorded lectures are provided to students on DVDs, and the student communicates directly with the professor. Synchronous course options are occasionally offered via video teleconference (VTC) facilities when available.
The MSES-ME program is fully funded, off-duty postgraduate education.
Degree Requirements for Mechanical Engineering
NPS courses may be taken via VTC or via special asynchronous courses packages which have been developed so that this program may be completed while you are on shore, sea, or overseas assignment. The final two (2) quarters are devoted to a capstone research or design project and presentation, and the student will be registered for ME0810 during these quarters. A degree plan must be submitted and pre-approved by the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This special program fully considers the 28.5 quarter credits earned in NPS, and therefore none of these credits may be used to fulfill the degree requirements. Each course must be completed three six months. Nominal program duration is two (2) years.
Requirements for Entry
- Currently serving on Active Duty
- Successful completion of the Officer's Course at the Naval Nuclear Power School (NPS)
- Minimum Academic Profile Code of 323
- B.S. in Engineering (or closely related field)
- Nomination by command, which must include original transcript of student's undergraduate records
Tuition & Service Obligation
For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.
Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 2 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the MSES-ME program, which is served concurrently with any other service obligation. All students must submit a command-signed Participation Agreement (PA) prior to enrolling in the program. The Participation Agreement is available via the online application and can be printed, signed, scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
08 Jan 2024
Spring Quarter applications due
01 Apr 2024
Summer Quarter applications due
08 Jul 2024
Fall Quarter applications due