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MAE Distance Learning - MS Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineer) Degree
Adm. Richardson

"The Naval Postgraduate School is unique. There are many institutions that solve problems and create new capabilities. NPS solves our Navy's most vexing problems and creates our critical capabilities. In doing so, students also exchange ideas with the future leaders of the Armed Services of our allies and partners. This makes NPS, its faculty, and its students a national strategic jewel in our nation's crown."

Admiral Richardson
Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion

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 astronautical 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.


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Curriculum

FY08

Q1-Fall 2007
ME4220 Viscous Flow (thermal/fluids)
ME4613 Finite Element Method (solids/structures)

Q2-Winter 2008
ME4162 Convection Heat Transfer (thermal/fluids)
ME4550 Random Vibration and Spectral Analysis (solids/structures)

Q3-Spring 2008
ME4525 Ship Shock (solids/structures)
ME4225 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (thermal/fluids)

Q4-Summer 2008
ME4202 Compressible Fluid Flow (thermal/fluids)
ME4522 Structural Dynamics (solids/structures)

Final two Quarters are devoted to a capstone project

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Prerequisites
  • 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).
  • A (Video-Tele-Education) VTE location*

*Primary VTE site is Bangor, WA. Other sites may be arranged on a case-by-case basis if there is sufficient demand and VTE can be arranged.

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Eligibility, Tuition, Course Materials and Program Availability

The MSES-ME program is fully funded postgraduate education. Books will be provided to the students for the duration of the program.

The Program Manager will provide information on the next available opportunity for new student enrollments.

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Student Application Form

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

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Transcript and Command Endorsement 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

In addition, you are required to submit a formal signed command endorsement immediately following the submission of your application.  The Participation Agreement is now built into the application online.
 
The document is to be signed by your commanding officer or if you're a civilian by your department manager.  There are 2 options to submit this endorsement 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 grad-ed@nps.edu

If you have questions regarding your transcript submissions or your command endorsement receipt, please contact the NPS Admissions Office at grad-ed@nps.edu .

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Contact Information

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

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