Defense Energy Certificate — Call for Applicants

Defense Energy Certificate — Call for Applicants

The Naval Postgraduate School is pleased to announce the fourth offering of its Defense Energy Certificate beginning Spring Quarter AY2021. The Certificate is sponsored by Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Operational Energy – Innovation. The certificate program is offered fully online via an accredited graduate program that consists of four courses, delivered one course per quarter for four quarters.

Certificate of Completion: Defense Energy • Commencing Monday 29 March 2021
Apply at and ensure that all official transcripts are received by 04 January 2021. For more details, please visit our website


The program is open to all U.S. uniformed military personnel, federal civilian employees, and a limited number of defense industrial contractors. All applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree. To be selected for admittance applicants must demonstrate a sufficient background in Mathematics and Electricity. A course in Calculus and Physics would suffice to meet these prerequisites.


Each course is delivered asynchronously via a web-based system known as Sakai. Sakai is the repository of all course materials. Instructors will create weekly modules for students to access and complete. These modules include syllabus, reading materials, power point slides, recorded lectures, homework assignments with solutions, quizzes, and exams.


The Defense Energy Certificate is a "tuition-free" curriculum sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Operational Energy – Innovation. Applicants are required to include a Participation Agreement with their application. The Participation Agreement needs to be signed by the applicant's supervisor, HR, or Training Officer representative. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

To Apply

Applicants should visit the link. Look for the paragraph, “Ready to apply? Click here.” The Defense Energy Certificate is curriculum 236. Candidates are applying for Academic Year 2021, Quarter 3 (268-213). The application deadline, which includes receipt of all official transcripts and Participation Agreement, is 04 January 2021.

For More Information 

Contact the Program Manager, Kevin J. Maher, CDR, USN (Ret), or the Graduate Education Advancement Center Student Coordinator,

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