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Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree Program (SENonResDeg)

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 2 Years | Starts: Quarterly | Curriculum: #311

 

Program Overview

The SE Non-Resident Degree Program is designed for DoD organizations faced with a wide range of systems engineering and integration challenges. These commands can now partner with NPS to educate and train engineers with tools and technologies relevant to their work, resulting in employees with greater knowledge and expertise to enable them to better meet the needs of their customers.

DoD organizations or sponsors provide the students, and the Naval Postgraduate School provides the instruction and hands-on experience. Courses are delivered at the students' local site using a combination of on-site instruction, video teleconferencing and/or web-enhanced asynchronous courses.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

Collaborate
Face to Face


 

Announcements

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree, Mission Engineering Focus
Commencing Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of a two year Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree program with a Mission Engineering focus commencing Wednesday 31 March 2021. The program is open to qualified uniformed officers, federal employees and defense contractors. 

Click here to view the 311-213O announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the tuition letter (pdf)

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree, Digital Engineering Focus
Commencing Tuesday 5 January 2021

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of a two year Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree program with a Digital Engineering focus commencing Tuesday 5 January 2021. The program is open to qualified uniformed officers, federal employees and defense contractors

Click here to view the 311-212O Announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the course Tuition Letter 

 

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree, System of Systems Focus Commencing Tuesday 29 September 2020

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of a two year Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree program with a System of Systems Engineering focus commencing Tuesday 29 September 2020. The program is open to qualified uniformed officers, federal employees and defense contractors.  Deadline for application is 06 July 2020.

Click here to view the 311-211O Announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the course Tuition Letter 

***** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR 311-204O HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL 2020 *****

 

Systems Engineering Non-Resident Distance Learning Master’s Degree, R&ME Focus Program 311-204O cohort starting Summer AY2020

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of a two year Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s degree program with a Reliability & Maintainability Engineering (R&ME) focus commencing Wednesday 8 July 2020. The program is open to qualified uniformed officers, federal employees, and defense contractors. Deadline for application is 15 April 2020.

Click here to view the 311-204O Announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the course Tuition Letter 

Systems Engineering (MSSE) Non-Resident Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program 311-211G cohort starting Fall AY2021

The Naval Postgraduate School Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce this year’s offering of the Systems Engineering (MSSE) Non-Resident Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program offered in partnership with The Army DACM Office commencing 28 September 2020. Deadline for application is 21 April 2019.

Click here to view the 311-211G Announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the full Curriculum Lineup

Click here to view course Tuition Letter 

 


Program Schedule

 

The application deadline for Winter AY20 has been extended until Friday 11 October 2019.

 

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)                                              
Application
Deadline         
Classes
Begin              

Fall

Open

Cohort 311-211O

Domain Track: System of Systems

07/06/2020

9/28/2020

Winter

Open

Cohort 311-212O

Domain Track: Digital Engineering

10/01/2020 01/05/2021
Spring

Open

Cohort 311-213O

Domain Track: Mission Engineering

01/08/2021

03/31/2021

 

The projected program starts for the Academic Year 2019-2020 are listed below. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided. 

Academic Year 2020

Academic Quarter 

Program Starts
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)                                              
Application
Deadline         
Classes
Begin              

Summer

Open

Cohort 311-204O

Domain Track: Reliability & Maintainability Engineering focus 

03/30/2020

07/08/20


 

*Program length is two years (eight consecutive academic quarters).

Note: this information is subject to change without notice. 

For information about the specific start dates for the listed quarters, please refer to the NPS Academic Calendar.

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Curriculum

The SE Non-Resident Degree Program consists of a minimum of 48 academic quarter credits taught in two three hour courses per quarter. All coursework is offered by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sponsors work with the SE Non-Resident Degree Program manager to determine a technical focus for the domain/track elective portion of the curriculum, and the SE Department DL Program Manager determines the track for Open Enrollment cohorts

The program also meets various Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) training requirements for the Engineering (ENG) career field. Specifically, students earn Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency for ENG101, ENG201 and ENG301.  

A Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) or a Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES) degree will be awarded to graduates at program completion. The MSSE degree will be awarded to graduates with ABET accredited engineering undergraduate degrees or equivalency (as determined by the program's Academic Associate), and the MSES degree will be awarded to graduates with undergraduate degrees not accredited by ABET.

The following is the standard SE Non-Resident Degree Program curriculum. The actual curriculum is determined prior to the start of each cohort, and specifics for specific program starts are included in Program Schedule and Announcements. Students in the SE Non-Resident Masters Degree Program participate in a group capstone project in lieu of writing a thesis.

 

Quarter 1

OS3180 - Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering

SE3100 - Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

Quarter 2

SE3011 - Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation

SE3250 - Capability Engineering

Quarter 3

SE3302 - Systems Suitability

SE4150 - Systems Architecting and Design

Quarter 4

         OS3401 - Human Factors in System Design

         SE4151 - System Integration and Development

Quarter 5

         SI3400- Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

         SE3910- Systems Evolution & Technology Development

Quarter 6

         SE4003- Systems Software Engineering

         SE3201- Engineering Systems Conceptualization

Quarter 7

        SE4930 - Model-Based Systems Engineering

        SE3202- Engineering Systems Design

Quarter 8

        SE4950- System of Systems Engineering

        SE3203- Engineering Systems Implementation & Operations

 

The following domain tracks are available for the SE non-resident degree program.  Please note that the sponsor will select a track for centrally funded cohorts, and NPS will select a track for open enrollment cohorts.

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Eligibility and Admissions Standards

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians
  • Defense Contractors (if contractor seats are available)
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 3 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree Program (SENonResDeg).

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

NPS is mission funded to provide tuition-free graduate education to active duty naval officers (USN and USMC), on a space available basis. Additional course fees may be required. The availability of seats for naval officers in distance learning programs is determined at the program level.

All others MUST be financially sponsored by their command or company.

Prerequisites:

Graduates of this program will earn either a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) or a Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES) degree. To earn an MSSE degree, a student must have an ABET accredited engineering undergraduate degree or equivalency (as determined by the program's Academic Associate).

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE)

  • ABET Accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Completion of ACQ 101 and 201 (desired but not required)
  • Successful completion of a calculus course

Master of Science in Engineering Systems (MSES)

  • Non-ABET Accredited Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Completion of ACQ 101 and 201 (desired but not required)
  • Successful completion of a calculus course

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Tuition

The tuition price is $2,500 ($2,700 with books) per course for uniformed officers/federal government civilians and $2,500 ($2,700 with books) per course for defense contractors.

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 Director at SEnonResDeg@nps.edu.

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

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09/30/2019