Defense Energy Certificate

Certificate #236

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

Starts: Spring

Subspecialty Code: 3000L

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Program Officer

Modality: Distance Learning


The Energy Academic Group's Distributed Learning (DL) Certificate Program in Energy is designed to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy's Energy goals. The DL Energy Certificate provides those working military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense the opportunity to understand the complex issues facing the Operational and Installation Energy segments of DoD. The Certificate program is designed to expose students to the technical, operational, and security aspects of DoD energy needs. Courses are offered via web-based medium on a schedule of one course per quarter for four quarters.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 PH3700
Quarter 2 EC3110
Quarter 3 OS3613
Quarter 4 NS4967

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at

Tuition & Service Obligation

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Other Information

The Certificate requires successful completion of four graduate DL courses (minimum of 16 credit hours). Any of the four courses can be substituted with the corresponding NPS resident course. The Energy Academic Group Academic Associate may also approve a resident course that is identified as an elective in the Resident Certificate Program as a substitute for a DL course. The academic certificate program must be completed within 3 years of admission to the program. A student must maintain a 3.0 GQPR in the certificate courses to be awarded a certificate.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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