Energy Academic Group

Chair

Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D.

Code OR/Glasgow, Room 242

(831) 656-2387, DSN 756-2387

danussba@nps.edu

Program Officer

Kevin J. Maher

Code OR/Mk, Glasgow Hall, Room 227

(831) 656-2691, DSN 756-2691

FAX (831) 656-2595

KJMaher@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Kevin J. Maher

Code OR/Mk, Glasgow Hall, Room 227

(831) 656-2691, DSN 756-2691

FAX (831) 656-2595

KJMaher@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The overall objective for the Energy Academic Group (EAG) is to develop and maintain NPS as a Navy Center of Excellence for Energy Graduate Education and Research. The EAG will also actively explore educational and research partnerships across the full spectrum of Department of Defense (DOD) related organizations, Department of Energy (DOE), as well as other universities, industry, and nonprofit sectors.

EN Courses

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EN3000 Defense Energy Seminar (2-0) Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer

To ensure that students receive the most current and credible information, the Naval Postgraduate School has invited talks from nationally and internationally known speakers. These speakers' seminars will be an important contribution to the student's overall education in energy, and will help the student further develop the breadth required to understand and address the Nation's growing challenges in energy security.

Certificate in Defense Energy - Curriculum 234

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Energy is designed to support the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by providing an energy education option to NPS resident students who are not directly detailed into the established Energy programs. The certificate program is also available for those who do not have the opportunity to enroll in an NPS degree program. To earn a certificate, students must enroll in the 234 curriculum and complete a series of energy courses.

Earning the certificate requires a student to complete a minimum of 16 graduate credit hours of energy course offerings and achieve an average of 3.0 Graduate Quality Point Rating (GQPR) in these courses. This is accomplished by enrolling in four graduate energy courses and earning a “B” or “P” in each course. One of the four courses is mandatory for all certificates. The other three are selected from a list of acceptable energy courses. In lieu of exactly one of these three elective courses a student may enroll and pass two consecutive offerings of EN3000, Defense Energy Seminar.

PH3700 Fundamentals of Energy is the required course, and is offered once a year in the Winter Quarter. Students may select their electives during any quarter the course is offered, but all courses must be completed within three years of admission to the certificate program. Each student's required course work is developed individually under the direction of the EAG Academic Associate, and falls within one of three focus areas: Energy (Science & Technology); Energy (Policy & Analysis); or Energy (General) which combines S&T with P&A.

Requirements for Entry

APC requirements will vary with the courses selected. Students must satisfy any course prerequisites.

Entry Dates

Any Quarter

Program Length

12 months

Graduate Certificate Requirements

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.

Required Course

PH3700

4-0

Fundamentals of Energy

Elective Courses

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (S&T)

EC3110

3-2

Electrical Energy for Defense: Present and Emerging Technology

EC3240

3-2

Renewable Energy at Military Bases and for the Warfighter

ME4101

4-2

Advanced Thermodynamics

ME4231

3-2

Advanced Turbomachinery

ME4251

3-2

Engine Design and Integration

ME4420

4-0

Advanced Power & Propulsion

ME4731

4-0

Engineering Design Optimization

ME4901

4-0

Combustion, Biofuels, and Optical Diagnostics

MS4410

4-0

Advanced Energy Materials

POLICY & ANALYSIS (P&A)

GB4070

4-0

Energy Economics

MN3810

4-0

Fundamental Issues in Energy Technology Adoption

NS4053

4-0

Energy Policy & Strategy

OS3007

4-0

Operations Research for Energy Systems Analysts

OA4613

4-0

Energy Logistics in Warfare Operations