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.
ME4220 Viscous Flow (thermal/fluids)
ME4613 Finite Element Method (solids/structures)
ME4162 Convection Heat Transfer (thermal/fluids)
ME4550 Random Vibration and Spectral Analysis (solids/structures)
ME4525 Ship Shock (solids/structures)
ME4225 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (thermal/fluids)
ME4202 Compressible Fluid Flow (thermal/fluids)
ME4522 Structural Dynamics (solids/structures)
Final two Quarters are devoted to a capstone project
- Successful Graduate of Naval Nuclear Power School Officer curriculum
- Written Command Endorsement (example)
- 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.
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.
Student Application Form
To apply for this program, please complete the Student Application Form and submit.
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. You can find a template for this endorsement here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding your transcript submissions or your command endorsement receipt, please contact the NPS Admissions Office at email@example.com .
For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Manager.