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Certificate in Reliability & Maintainability Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 15 Months | Starts: Summer | Curriculum: #242


Program Overview

Certificate in Reliability & Maintainability Engineering (R&ME)
The Department of Systems Engineering offers a five-course academic certificate in Reliability & Maintainability Engineering. The courses are designed to provide graduate-level courses for government and military engineers who are responsible for establishing and achieving R&ME requirements as part of the systems engineering process in support of systems development in the DOD acquisition system.

Program Announcements


242-213O cohort starting Spring AY21 (first day of class 31 March 2021)

Click here to view the 242-213O announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the 242-213O tuition letter (pdf)


Program Schedule

The projected program starts for the Academic Year 2020-2021 are listed below. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

Academic Year 2021

Academic Quarter 

Program Starts
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)                                              

Open Enrollment

Cohort 242-213O

Focus: Reliability & Maintainability Engineering

01/08/2021 03/31/2021




  • SE3900 - Topics in Systems Engineering Analysis (2-1) 
  • SE3302 - Systems Suitability (3-2)
  • SE3321 - Reliability Management and Data Systems (3-2) 
  • OA4302 - Reliability and Weapon System Effectiveness Measurement (4-0) 
  • SE4321 - Reliability Growth and Accelerated Testing (4-1)


Eligibility and Admissions Standards

The following are eligible for this program:

  • Active Duty US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Active Duty Enlisted Personnel
  • DoD contractors
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 1 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the R&ME Certificate Program.

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.


  • Undergraduate engineering, science or technical degree
  • DAU ENG level 1 certification
  • College level Probability & Statistics course
  • 3 years experience in acquisition or engineering
  • Probability & Statistics field experience desired but not required



$2250 per student/course.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly: GEACStudCoord@nps.edu​​​​​​​

Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Manager/Program Officer, Wally Owen, wowen@nps.edu; or the Academic Associate, Bryan O' Halloran, at bmhallo@nps.edu.

For general questions about GEAC supported programs, please email the GEAC Student Coordinator at GEACStudCoord@nps.edu.