Systems Engineering Fundamentals Certificate

Certificate #282

Starts: Quarterly

Subspecialty Code: 5800L

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Program Director

Modality: Hybrid


This certificate is designed to provide graduate level foundation courses in systems engineering to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of how DoD designs, develops and produces large complex systems. Students learn a disciplined approach to finding the right solution to the right problem: on-time, on-budget, supportable, and with minimal risk.

Courses required

Course Details
Course 1 Choose one of the following:
  • OS3180
  • OS3111
Course 2 SE3100
Course 3 SI3400
Course 4 SE3302

Requirements for Entry

  • Baccalaureate degree with at least a 2.6 undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
  • At least one college level mathematics course

Application Information

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Tuition & Service Obligation

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Other Information

Program Announcements

Certificate in Systems Engineering

Commencing during the week of 2 January 2024

282-242O (Open Enrollment) announcement (pdf)
282-242O (Open Enrollment) tuition letter (pdf)

Commencing week of 26 September 2023

282-241O announcement (pdf)
282-241O tuition letter (pdf)

Systems Engineering Certificate with Systems Software Engineering Focus

Commencing Wednesday, 5 July 2023

282-234O announcement (pdf)
282-234O tuition letter (pdf)

Program Schedule

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Application Deadlines

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Winter quarter applications due

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Fall Quarter instruction begins

  •  09 Oct 2023

    Columbus Day (holiday)

  •  24 Oct 2023

    Shift day: treat as Friday class schedule

See NPS Academic Calendar for more dates.