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Master of Science Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineer) (MSES-ME) Degree Program (Curriculum 572)

The Master of Science in Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) MSES-ME provides students with scientific and technical knowledge of mechanical engineering. Students will gain an understanding of the role that engineering and technology have in military operations environment. Emphasis is on naval engineering and its applications to surface vessels, submarines, and spacecraft.

Skills/knowledge gained: The ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical and engineering problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering and other engineering disciplines—examples: thermal-fluid sciences, structural mechanics, ship systems engineering, spacecraft designs, and others.

The Master of Science in Engineering Science is part of a proud heritage.   On June 9, 1909, Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer established a school of marine engineering at Annapolis. This small program, consisting of 10 0fficer students and two Navy instructors, was the first Naval / Mechanical Engineering Program and would later become today's Naval Postgraduate School. 

The DL MSES-ME program brings the core of the on-campus courses together with proven DL technology and faculty expertise to deliver a unique curriculum focused on mechanical engineering.

Curriculum

Quarter 1

ME 3201     Applied Fluid Mechanics

Quarter 2

ME 3150     Heat Transfer

Quarter 3

ME 4220      Viscous Flow

Quarter 4

ME 4162     Convection Heat Transfer

Quarter 5

ME 4420     Marine Power and Propulsion

Quarter 6   

ME 0810     Research/Design Term Paper

Quarter 7

ME 0810     Research/Design Term Paper

Final two Quarters are devoted to a non-thesis research project.

Prerequisties

  • Successful Graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School Officer curriculum
  • Written Command Endorsement (This section has been updated so that the Participation Agreement is now built into the application online).
  • B.S. in Engineering (or closely related field)
  • A (Video-Tele-Education) VTE location*

*VTE is optional as all courses are now designed to be delivered asynchronously.

 

 

Eligibility, Tuition, Course Materials and Program Availability

The MSES-ME program is fully funded postgraduate education. Books and DVD lectures will be provided to the students for the duration of the program. Students generally take one course at a time and should complete each within six months.

As an asynchronous program, students can generally start immediately upon acceptance into the program.  Program approval normally takes 3-4 weeks after receipt of undergraduate transcripts.

Student Application Form

To apply for this program, please complete the Student Application Form and submit.

Transcript and Participation Agreement Submission Information

In order to be  fully considered for a seat in the  degree program, you are required to submit Sealed Official transcripts of ALL undergraduate and previous graduate work to date (degree & non-degree) to the NPS Admissions office at the following address: 

Naval Postgraduate School 
Attn: Director of Admissions (Official Transcripts) 
Admissions Office, Code 01C3 
1 University Circle , HE-022 
Monterey , CA 93943-5100 

Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 2 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the MSES-ME program, which is served concurrently with any other service obligation.   All students must submit a command-signed Participation Agreement (PA) prior to enrolling in the program.  The Participation Agreement is now available via the online application.
  
There are 2 options to submit the Participation Agreement to the NPS Admissions Department:

  • You can have it printed, signed and faxed to: 831-656-2891
  • You can have it printed, signed, scanned and emailed to admissions@nps.edu 

If you have questions regarding your transcript submissions or Participation Agreement, please contact the NPS Admissions Office atadmissions@nps.edu .

 

Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Manager.