NPS also offers an academic certificate in energy. The Academic Certificate Program in Energy is designed to support the SECNAVs energy goals by accommodating NPS resident students that are not directly detailed into the Energy programs, or those who do not have the opportunity to attend NPS (through distributed learning technology, this capability is under development).
The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 3-4 graduate courses (minimum 12 credit hours), of which at least 9 credit hours must be at the graduate level. The core course of all certificates is PH-3700 Fundamentals of Energy. It considers the basics of Energy technology and exposes students to the wider range of issues within Energy. Other courses are elective, but should fall within one of three focus areas: Energy (General); Energy (Science & Technology); or Energy (Policy & Analysis). Students may select from the relevant courses available during the quarter(s) of enrollment. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate.
GSBPP Energy certificate students must complete PH-3700, MN4970 - Energy Economics, OS3007 - OR for Energy Systems Analysts plus one additional elective approved by the Academic Associate.