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Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree Program (SENonResDeg)

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 2 Years

Starts: Quarterly

Curriculum #311

 Program Overview

The SE Non-Resident Degree Program is designed for DoD organizations faced with a wide range of systems engineering and integration challenges. These commands can now 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 Naval Postgraduate School provides the instruction and hands-on experience. Courses are delivered at the students' local site using a combination of on-site instruction, video teleconferencing and/or web-enhanced asynchronous courses.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

Program Announcements

For USAASC Applicants Only

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree with a System of Systems Focus

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of a two year Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree program with a System of Systems focus commencing Tuesday 29 September 2015. The program is open to permanent civilian members of the Army Acquisition workforce who meet USAASC Army DACM Office eligibility requirements.

USAASC (U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center) Application Details

DACM Announcement - USAASC Applicants Only (PDF):DACM_Announcement.pdf Cohort 311-161G, Starts 29 September 2015

Course Schedule & Matrix (PDF):Course_Schedule_Matrix.pdf Cohort 311-161G

NPS Announcement (PDF):NPS_Announcement.pdf Cohort 311-161G


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree with System of Systems or Systems Development Focus

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of two (2) Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree programs starting Wednesday 8 July 2015; Cohort 311-154O with System of Systems domain focus and Cohort 311-154P with Systems Development domain focus. Both programs are open to qualified uniformed officers, federal employees and defense contractors.

For more information, visit the program website or contact the Program Manager, Dr. Wally Owen wowen@nps.edu, the Academic Associate, Dr. Gene Paulo eppaulo@nps.edu, or the Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution Student Coordinator CED3StudCoord@nps.edu.

Read the full Announcement (zip) here.


 Program Schedule

The projected program starts for the Academic Year 2015-2016 are listed below. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

Academic Year 2016
Academic QuarterProgram Starts*
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)
Application
Deadline
Classes
Begin
Fall

U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center
(USAASC)/311-161G
Domain Track:  System of Systems

03/24/2015

 

09/29/2015

 

Academic Year 2015
Academic QuarterProgram Starts*
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)
Application
Deadline
Classes
Begin
Summer

Open Enrollment/311-154O
Domain track: System of Systems

Open Enrollment/311-154P
Domain track: Systems Development

04/17/201507/08/2015
Spring

Naval Air Systems Command
(NAVAIR)/311-153A
Expected Domain Track:  Aviation Systems

Open Enrollment/311-153O
Domain track: Directed Energy

01/09/2015

02/09/2014

03/30/2015

03/31/2015

Winter

Open Enrollment 
(MARCOR-OTHERS)/311-152O
Domain Track:  System of Systems

Open Enrollment/311-152P
Domain Track:  System of Systems

10/17/2014

10/17/2014

01/07/2015

01/09/2015

Fall

Naval Air Systems Command
(NAVAIR)/311-151A
Expected Domain Track:  Aviation Systems

Missile Defense Agency
MDA-Others/311-151I - Enrollment limited to graduates of NPS Certificate in SE
Domain Track:  System of Systems

07/11/2014

01/07/2015

09/29/2014

01/09/2015

*Program length is two years (eight consecutive academic quarters).

Note: this information is subject to change without notice.

For information about the specific start dates for the listed quarters, please refer to the NPS Academic Calendar.

 Curriculum

The SE Non-Resident Degree Program consists of a minimum of 48 academic quarter credits taught in two three hour courses per quarter. All coursework is offered by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sponsors work with the SE Non-Resident Degree Program manager to determine a technical focus for the domain/track elective portion of the curriculum, and the SE Department DL Program Manager determines the track for Open Enrollment cohorts

The program also meets various Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) training requirements for the System Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) career field. Specifically, students earn Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency for SYS101, SYS202, SYS203 and SYS302.

A Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) or a Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES) degree will be awarded to graduates at program completion. The MSSE degree will be awarded to graduates with ABET accredited engineering undergraduate degrees or equivalency (as determined by the program's Academic Associate), and the MSES degree will be awarded to graduates with undergraduate degrees not accredited by ABET.

The following is the standard SE Non-Resident Degree Program curriculum. The actual curriculum is determined prior to the start of each cohort, and specifics for specific program starts are included in Program Schedule and Announcements. Students in the SE Non-Resident Masters Degree Program participate in a group capstone project in lieu of writing a thesis.

Quarter 1
  • SE3100 - Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • OS3180 - Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering
Quarter 2
  • SE3302 - Systems Suitability
  • SE3011 - Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation
Quarter 3 Quarter 4
  • SI3400 - Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management
  • SE4150 - Systems Architecting and Design
Quarter 5
  • Domain Track Course
  • SE4003 - Systems Software Engineering
Quarter 6
  • SE4151 - System Integration and Development
  • SI0810 - Integrating Project
Quarter 7
  • Domain Track Course
  • SI0810 - Integrating Project
Quarter 8
  • Domain Track Course
  • SI0810 - Integrating Project

The following domain tracks are available for the SE non-resident degree program.  Please note that the sponsor will select a track for centrally funded cohorts, and NPS will select a track for open enrollment cohorts.

 Eligibility and Admissions Standards

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians
  • Defense Contractors (if contractor seats are available)
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 3 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree Program (SENonResDeg).

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.

NPS is mission funded to provide tuition-free graduate education to active duty naval officers (USN and USMC), on a space available basis. Additional course fees may be required. The availability of seats for naval officers in distance learning programs is determined at the program level.

All others MUST be financially sponsored by their command or company.

Prerequisites:

Graduates of this program will earn either a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) or a Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES) degree. To earn an MSSE degree, a student must have an ABET accredited engineering undergraduate degree or equivalency (as determined by the program's Academic Associate).

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE)

  • ABET Accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Completion of ACQ 101 and 201 (desired but not required)
  • Successful completion of a calculus course

Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES)

  • Non-ABET Accredited Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Completion of ACQ 101 and 201 (desired but not required)
  • Successful completion of a calculus course

 Tuition

The tuition price is $2,250 per course for uniformed officers/federal government civilians and $2,400 per course for defense contractors.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:
CED3Bursar@nps.edu

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please e-mail the Program Director at SEnonResDeg@nps.edu.

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please e-mail the CED3 Student Coordinator at CED3StudCoord@nps.edu.

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