Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA)

"An NPS SEA degree will show you how to engineer, to lead, and to manage military change." 

NPS SEA graduates are leading military transformation - they design and improve systems of the future. Unlike similar civilian programs, the NPS SEA program focuses on innovative military solutions to future needs.

NPS SEA graduates:

  • Possess a deep understanding of how the military designs, builds, and fights major systems.
  • Have robust technical knowledge of combat systems.
  • Are well positioned for service career and post-service success.

NPS SEA welcomes students from all U.S. military services, civilians, and international students. Please visit our Admissions page or scroll through the Frequently Asked Questions for more guidance and contact information. 

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Benefits of an SEA Degree

For a Naval Career

If you anticipate a role in the transformation of the US military, this is the curriculum for you.  If you are an unrestricted line officer, this curriculum provides a robust blend of technical and war-fighting  education. 

For a Warfighter

The SEA curriculum is very useful for warfighters. Skills learned in this degree     program will deepen your understanding of how the Navy builds and fights large systems. We also include courses that complete your phase one of JPME.

After Service

Systems engineers and analysts are in great demand by industry. A recent University of Virginia study showed that systems engineers had the third highest starting salaries among all engineers, behind electrical and mechanical engineering. The advantage is more pronounced for senior personnel:

Systems engineers are ranked among the highest paid for graduates of any engineering discipline. Systems engineers are leaders among engineers because they are educated in project management. The Department of Labor Statistics states "Median annual earnings for engineers at senior managerial levels were about $90,000.";– University of Virginia, Systems Engineering Salary Data

Points of Contact

Points of Contact

Jeffrey E. Kline, CAPT US Navy Ret.
SEA Chair
(831) 656-7946

Mark Stevens
Academic Associate
Senior Lecturer
(831) 656-7545

CDR Caleb MacDonald
Program Officer
(831) 656-2033

SEA Video