Systems Engineering

Master’s Degree #311

Est.imated Completion Time: 24 months

Starts: Quarterly

Subspecialty Code: 5000P, 5800P

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Program Director

Modality: Distance Learning


The Systems Engineering DL curriculum is designed for Navy System Commands and DoD organizations involved in a wide range of systems engineering and integration challenges. These commands can partner with NPS to educate and train engineers with tools and technologies relevant to their work, resulting in employees with greater knowledge and expertise to enable them to better meet the needs of their customers.

DoD organizations or sponsors provide the students, and the Department of Systems Engineering provides the instruction, course materials, and hands-on experience. Courses are delivered at the students' local sites using a combination of on-site instruction and web-enhanced online courses. The program can begin any academic quarter, depending on student demand.

Courses required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1
  • OS3180
  • SE3050
Quarter 2
  • SE3011
  • SE3100
Quarter 3
  • SI3400
  • SE3250
Quarter 4
  • SE3302
  • SE4354
Quarter 5
  • SE4150
  • Advanced-SE-Elective
Quarter 6
  • SE3201
  • SE4151
Quarter 7 Choose one of the following:
  • SE4420
  • SE4003
  • SE3202
Quarter 8
  • SE3203
  • SE4930


The following are eligible for this offering:

  • Naval Officers
  • Naval Enlisted
  • Non-Naval Officers
  • Non-Naval Enlisted
  • DON Civilians
  • DOD Civilians
  • Non-DOD Federal Employees
  • International military personnel
  • International non-military personnel

Requirements for Entry

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or related discipline with at least a 2.6 undergraduate grade-point average, including a college calculus sequence (one year of undergraduate courses - two semesters or three quarters).

Application Information

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

Tuition & Service Obligation

For specific tuition information for this offering, please visit this offering’s More Information page.

For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.

Other Information

Program Announcements

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree with Model-Based Systems Engineering with System of Systems focus

Commencing Wednesday, 3 January 2024

311-242O (Open Enrollment) announcement (pdf)
311-242O (Open Enrollment) tuition letter (pdf)

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree with Model-Based Systems Engineering with System of Systems focus

Commencing Tuesday, 26 September 2023

311-241O (Open Enrollment) announcement (pdf)
311-241O (Open Enrollment) tuition letter (pdf)

311-241G (Army DACM Sponsored) announcement (pdf)
311-241G (Army DACM Sponsored) tuition letter (pdf)

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree with MBSE Design & Development focus

Commencing Thursday, 6 July 2023

311-234O announcement (pdf)
311-234O tuition letter (pdf)

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program with MBSE Design and Development focus

Commencing Wednesday, 29 March 2023

311-233O announcement (pdf)
311-233O tuition letter (pdf)

Program Schedule

The projected program starts are listed on this page. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

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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.