608: Aerospace Engineering - NPS Online
Master’s Degree #608
Est.imated Completion Time: 2 years
Starts: Fall, Spring
Program Area: Naval Engineering
POC: Program POC
Modality: Distance Learning
The objective of this program is to provide graduate education, primarily in the field of Aerospace Engineering, in order to produce graduates with the technical competence to operate and maintain modern military aerospace systems.
The Aerospace Engineering program is designed to meet the specific needs of the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, and international partners with a broad-based graduate education in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on missile design, autonomous systems, and space systems. The program is intended to be completed within 24 months, assuming two courses per quarter are taken.
This program gives the student a broad aerospace engineering education in the areas of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, flight structures, astronautical systems and systems integration. Additionally, officers receive graduate level instruction in aerospace systems design.
An original research project resulting in a finished thesis is an integral part of the curriculum.
Typical Course of Study
Upon entry into the program students will typically enroll in two courses per quarter to be taken via distance learning. Three specialty tracks within the course of study are currently offered: Space Nuclear Command, Control & Communications (NC3), Applied Trajectory Optimization, and Fluid Thermodynamics. The program of study for each student will be submitted for approval by the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A typical Space NC3 course sequence includes:
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
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent is required, preferably in an engineering discipline
- While an undergraduate degree in engineering is preferred, special preparatory programs can accommodate officers with other backgrounds.
- A minimum academic profile code (APC) of 323
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.
29 May 2023
06 Jun 2023
Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony
09 Jun 2023
Spring quarter last day of classes