Welcome - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The mission of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department is to provide defense-relevant, advanced education and research programs to meet Naval unique needs, and increase the warfighting effectiveness of the U.S. Naval Forces, DoD and allied armed forces.
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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering
Other Academics Programs
DL Degree & Certificate Options
Center for Materials Research (CMR)
Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR)
Turbopropulsion Laboratory (TPL)
Watkins Hall, Building 245
700 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA, 93943
Program Office: 831-656-2033/2491
A MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN, DR. BRIAN BINGHAM
Welcome to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department. I invite you to browse our web site and learn more about the exciting educational and research programs. We offer resident Master's and Doctoral degree programs in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and we provide distance learning programs, to several customers. We also conduct basic and applied research in a broad range of discipline areas, including Power and Propulsion, Space Systems, Autonomous Vehicles and Control, Materials, and Computational Mechanics. Read more.
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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) provided post-baccalaureate education to military officers and other members of the United States defense and national security community. The mission of NPS is to provide high-quality, relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the Naval Services, other Armed Forces of the U.S. and our partners, to enhance our national security.
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Distinguished Alumni & Faculty
Admiral James Watkins, USN (Ret.)
"In 1954, I made the decision to stay in the Navy because I was accepted at the Naval Postgraduate School. Several times throughout my career, my NPS education was critical, in one case probably saving the ship during an operational emergency at sea. I heavily relied on my NPS engineering education both as CNO and as the Secretary of Energy. NPS has excellent programs in science and technology that will advance your career, contribute to the Navy, and enhance national security. The unique environment will provide you the opportunity to make a direct impact."
RDML Jason M. Lloyd
"In no other higher education facility will you get an education tailored to advancing engineering specifically associated with the needs of the Navy and Warfighter. I am beyond humbled to be a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Program at NPS!"
Rear Admiral Timothy V. Flynn III, USN
"I encourage all Naval Officers to obtain a technical graduate degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. I earned a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at NPS and have frequently drawn on the analytical thinking and technical problem-solving skills honed during the academic course work and under the mentorship of the world-class faculty. Unlike civilian graduate schools, NPS enables its students to focus their research on actual warfighter challenges that have a direct impact on our national security. The sub-specialty earned at NPS will enable the graduate to make an even greater contribution to our Navy and Nation in the future. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that my NPS education provided and most strongly recommend pursuing a technical master's degree at NPS during the first shore assignment."
NPS Class of 1993