The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) provides a strong academic program, which spans the engineering disciplines of thermal-fluid sciences, structural mechanics, dynamic systems, guidance and control, materials science and engineering, propulsion, and systems engineering, including total ship systems engineering and spacecraft design. These disciplines are blended together with a strong emphasis on naval engineering applications required by surface vessels, submarines, and spacecraft. Furthermore, the department provides advanced education in classified topics in Aerospace Engineering.
Programs leading to the degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). A specific curriculum must be consistent with the general minimum requirements for the degree as determined by the Academic Council. Any program leading to a degree must be approved by the Department Chairman at least two quarters before completion. In general, approved programs will require more than the stated minimum degree requirements in order to conform to the needs and objectives of the United States Navy, and satisfy the applicable subspecialty-code requirements.
Objectives and Outcomes:
The overall educational objective of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program is to support the NPS mission by producing graduates who have knowledge and technical competence, at the advanced level in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in support of national security.
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In parallel to the above degrees we offer a program on Total Ship Systems Engineering.
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For the most up-to-date list of courses in the Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Department, visit the NPS Academic Catalog webpage.
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Click here for an overview of the departmental laboratories used in teaching and research.
Research Centers :
I addition to the laboratories, the MAE Department ahs organized three Research Centers.
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