Applied Mathematics

Mathematics is the foundation for which all sciences begin. It is the language of science and a tool for solving all engineering problems. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for all matters of problem solving from operation research to modeling and simulation. Students will be working jointly with other departments and assisting in various defense research projects with critical analysis and developing models/formulas.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Provides students with the technical foundation necessary for the research, design, development, procurement, maintenance, and management of electronic systems. Students will gain hands-on experience on cutting-edge war fighting technologies that impact all facets of defense--from electronic warfare, robotics, to computer communications network defense.



Physics explores matter, energy, and its interactions. It is the keystone in the development of new technology relating to combat systems and others. NPS is the Navy’s first choice in providing its officers with broad technical and scientific background in combat systems.


Systems Engineering

Systems engineering focuses on the development of large and complex systems—how do all the parts work together in an integrated system given the precise specification of the structure and behavior?


Space Systems

Program was founded in 1982 in response to DoD's increasing dependence on space systems for navigation, communications, and intelligence gathering. Thus far, program has graduated the largest number of astronauts in the world.


Mechanical and Aerospace 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.





Premier program in military atmospheric science. Program has six state of the art research facilities. Recent research has enhanced various amphibious and strike warfare operations worldwide. Examples of exciting new research: How the atmosphere affects use radars and lasers, and many others.



Program is aimed at providing students with: 1) an understanding of the science of physical oceanography, that is, the important role the ocean plays in defining the earth’s current climate and; 2) developing their technical expertise in using oceanographic and acoustic data and models in support of the Navy’s sea operations and undersea warfare.