Distance Learning Program in Mechanical Engineering for Nuclear Trained Officers - Curriculum 572

Program Officer

CDR Richard Arledge

Code 74, Watkins Hall, Room 107

(831) 656-2033, DSN 756-2033

rkarledg@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Joshua H. Gordis, Ph.D.

Code ME/Go, Watkins Hall, Room 313

(831) 656-2866, DSN 756-2866, FAX (831) 656-2238

igordis@nps.edu

Program Administrator

Mr. Daniel Prince

2000 Thresher Ave., Room G-101

Silverdale, WA 98315

(360) 315-2803

msesmedl@nps.edu

Brief Overview

This special program provides the opportunity for nuclear trained naval officers (those who have successfully completed Naval Nuclear Power School, Officers Course) to obtain a Master of Science in Engineering Science with a major in Mechanical Engineering - MSES(ME), while on sea or shore duty. This is a non-thesis program, but a capstone research or design project is required. This is a distance learning program, with content primarily offered via asynchronous course packages, in which pre-recorded lectures are provided to students on DVDs, and the student communicates directly with the professor. Synchronous course options are occasionally offered via video teleconference (VTC) facilities when available. For more information, see: www.nps.edu/web/mae/nnps

Requirements for Entry

Admission into this program is restricted to individuals who have successfully completed the Officer's Course at the Naval Nuclear Power School (NPS). Further requirements include a minimum Academic Profile Code of 323 and a B.S. in Engineering (or closely related field). All entrants must be nominated by their commands. The nomination to the Director of Admissions must include original transcripts of the student's undergraduate records.

Entry Date

Students may enter this program in any quarter. Because the program is asynchronous, students may begin coursework immediately upon acceptance to the program.

Degree Requirements for Mechanical Engineering

NPS courses may be taken via VTC or via special asynchronous courses packages which have been developed so that this program may be completed while you are on shore, sea, or overseas assignment. The final two (2) quarters are devoted to a capstone research or design project and presentation, and the student will be registered for ME0810 during these quarters. A degree plan must be submitted and pre-approved by the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This special program fully considers the 28.5 quarter credits earned in NPS, and therefore none of these credits may be used to fulfill the degree requirements. Each course must be completed within six months. Nominal program duration is two (2) years.

Subspecialty

This is a degree program only and does not provide an additional subspecialty code.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3201Applied Fluid Mechanics

4

1

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3150Heat Transfer

4

1

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME4220Viscous Flow

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME4162Convection Heat Transfer

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME4420Advanced Power and Propulsion

4

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8