Naval/Mechanical Engineering (Energy Focus) - Curriculum 563

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

jgordis@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The objective of this program is to provide graduate education, primarily in the field of Naval/Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Energy, including production, storage, and use. This program is designed to produce graduates with the technical competence to operate and maintain modern warships and naval systems. It establishes a broad background of basic engineering knowledge leading to advanced studies in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, control systems, solid mechanics and vibrations, material science, energy production, storage and usage. The graduate will be able to participate in technical aspects of naval systems acquisition for technological advances in naval ships and systems, particularly as they apply to energy. Through emphasis on the design aspect within the program, the graduate will be well prepared to apply these advances in technology to the warships of the future. An original research project focusing on either Energy, Power and Propulsion Systems or Energy Materials resulting in a satisfactory thesis is an integral part of the curriculum.

Requirements for Entry

A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent is required, preferably in an engineering discipline. A minimum academic profile code (APC) of 323 is required (334 with one quarter refresher). This equates to a minimum grade point average of 2.20, with mathematics through differential and integral calculus and one year of calculus-based physics as non-waiverable requirements. The program is open to naval officers in the rank of LTJG through LCDR and equivalent grade officers of other U.S. services and qualified foreign military officers. DoD civilian employees and DoD Contractors are also eligible.

Entry Date

Naval/Mechanical Engineering (Energy Specialty) is typically an eight-quarter program with preferred entry dates in June or December, with refresher in March or September. For further information, contact the Program Officer or the Academic Associate.

Degree

Requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, which is an ABET EAC accredited degree are met as a milestone en route to satisfying the educational skill requirements of the curricular program.

Subspecialty

Completion of this curriculum qualifies an officer as a Naval/Mechanical Engineering Specialist with a subspecialty code of 5603P. The curriculum sponsors are Naval Sea Systems Command and Navy Energy Coordination Office.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 0

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1113Single Variable Calculus I

4

0

MA1114Single Variable Calculus II with Matrix Algebra

4

0

ME2501Statics

4

0

AE2440Introduction to Scientific Programming

3

2

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1115Multi Variable Calculus

4

0

MA1116Vector Calculus

3

0

ME2502Dynamics

4

1

ME2101Engineering Thermodynamics

4

2

NW3230Strategy & War

4

2

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA2043Introduction to Matrix and Linear Algebra

4

0

MA2121Differential Equations

4

0

ME2601Mechanics of Solids I

4

1

MS2201Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

3

2

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA3132Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

4

0

MA3232Numerical Analysis

4

0

ME3611Mechanics of Solids II

4

0

ME2201Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

2

PH3700Fundamentals of Energy

4

0

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EO2102Basic Electronics and Electrical Machines

4

2

ME3521Mechanical Vibration

3

2

ME3201Applied Fluid Mechanics

4

1

ME3150Heat Transfer

4

1

OS3007Operations Research for Energy Systems Analysts

4

0

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME2801Introduction to Control Systems

3

2

ME3450Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering

3

2

ME3711Design Of Machine Elements

4

1

MS3202Properties, Performance & Failure of Engineering Materials

3

2

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3240Marine Power and Propulsion

4

2

ME3712Capstone Design Project

1

6

ME3801Dynamics and Control of Marine and Autonomous Vehicles I

3

2

ELECTEnergy Specialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ELECTEnergy Specialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

MS3304Corrosion and Marine Environmental Deterioration

3

2

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

MS3304: can substitute MS3606 Welding

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

TS3001Fundamental Principles of Naval Architecture

3

2

ELECTEnergy Specialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0