Naval/Mechanical Engineering - Curriculum 570

Program Officer

CDR Richard Arledge

Code 74, Watkins Hall, Room 107A

(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, in order 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 and material science. The graduate will be able to participate in technical aspects of naval systems acquisition for technological advances in naval ships and systems. 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 resulting in a finished 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 in the 11XX/14XX community, equivalent grade officers of other U.S. services and qualified foreign military officers. DoD employees are also eligible.

Entry Date

Naval/Mechanical Engineering is typically an eight-quarter program with preferred entry dates in January or June. Refresher quarters are offered in March and September and is recommended for non-engineering undergraduates and those out of school greater than 5 years. Time in residence may be reduced by course validations depending on the officer's specific academic background. If further information is needed, contact the Program Officer or the Academic Associate.

Degree

Requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 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 5601P. The curriculum sponsor is Naval Sea Systems Command. A limited number of particularly well qualified students may be able to further their education beyond the master's degree and seek the degree of Mechanical Engineer and a 5601N Subspecialty Codes.

Typical Subspecialty Billets

Upon award of the 5601P/5602P subspecialty code, the officer becomes eligible for assignment to those billets identified as requiring graduate education in Naval/Mechanical Engineering. Typical of these billets are the following:

Industrial Activities - Shipyard, SUPSHIP, Ship Repair Facility, SIMA

Mechanical Engineering Instructor, USNA

Tender Repair Officer (Engineering Duty Officer)

Fleet/Type Commander Staff

Board of Inspection and Survey

Propulsion Examining Board

OPNAV/NAVSEA

Chief Engineer (Ships and Submarines)

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1115Multi Variable Calculus

4

0

MA1116Vector Calculus

3

0

ME2502Dynamics

4

1

MS2201Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

3

2

NW3230Strategy & War

4

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA2043Introduction to Matrix and Linear Algebra

4

0

MA2121Differential Equations

4

0

ME2101Engineering Thermodynamics

4

2

ME2201Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

2

ME2801Introduction to Control Systems

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA3132Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

4

0

MA3232Numerical Analysis

4

0

ME2601Mechanics of Solids I

4

1

ME3801Dynamics and Control of Marine and Autonomous Vehicles I

3

2

EO2102Basic Electronics and Electrical Machines

4

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3711Design Of Machine Elements

4

1

ME2201Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

2

MS3202Properties, Performance & Failure of Engineering Materials

3

2

ME3611Mechanics of Solids II

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3201Applied Fluid Mechanics

4

1

ME3712Capstone Design Project

1

6

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MS3304Corrosion and Marine Environmental Deterioration

3

2

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ELECTSpecialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

ELECTSpecialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

TS3001Fundamental Principles of Naval Architecture

3

2

ME3521Mechanical Vibration

3

2

ME3240Marine Power and Propulsion

4

2

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME3450Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering

3

2

ELECTElective ME4XXX

V

V