Systems Engineering Masters of Science Degrees
All NPS masters degrees in systems engineering consist of a nine course systems engineering core, a four to seven course domain track, and project/thesis.
The resident 580 curriculum is sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and is intended to fulfill their requirements for technical education of Engineering Duty Officers (EDO) based on a defined set of Educational Skill Requirements (ESR) to meet the 5801, 5802, and 5803 p-codes. Three domain tracks of seven courses each are currently predefined by NAVSEA – Combat Systems Engineering, Ship Systems Engineering, and Network Centric Systems Engineering – for these p-codes. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has predefined two domain tracks for their Aviation Engineering Duty Officers (AEDO) that lead to 5804 and 5805 p-codes, one for test pilots, and the other for non-test pilots. Resident students who do not need to meet the 580X series of p-codes can opt for a domain track of seven coherent courses in any area of engineering, operations research, math, science, software engineering, or acquisition based on courses from across the NPS academic departments.
The distributed learning 311 curriculum is primarily intended for DoD civilians, but is available to commissioned officers of any of the services, with command sponsorship. The same core of nine systems engineering courses provides the foundation of the degree, with a domain track of four coherent courses in any area of engineering, operations research, math, science, software engineering, or acquisition based on courses from across the NPS academic departments, and a capstone team project or an individual thesis.
Resident Programs of Study:
- Curriculum 580, the resident Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE),seven-quarter degree program, plus a refresher quarter, intended for technically oriented military officers, federal government civilians, and qualified international applicants. Students enrolling in this MSSE program may choose from one of three tracks:
Non-Resident Programs of Study:
Contact the NPS Program Officer:
Programs of Study >> Information for Potential Resident Students