Total Ship Systems Engineering (Under Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Program Director

Jarema Didoszak

Code ME, Watkins Hall, Room 218B

(831) 656-2604, DSN 756-2604

jmdidosz@nps.edu

Total Ship Systems Engineering

The objective of this program is to provide a broad-based, design-oriented education focusing on the warship as a total engineering system, including hull, mechanical, electrical and combat systems. The program is for selected Naval/Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Combat Systems Sciences and Engineering students and is structured to lead to the MSME, MSEE, or MS in Physics. Entry to the Total Ship Systems Engineering program is through the standard 533, 570, 590, 591 curricula.

Entry Date

Total Ship Systems Engineering will generally fit as part of an eight-or nine-quarter program, with TSSE elective commencing in October. The ease of accommodating TSSE in a student's program is influenced by the student's NPS entry quarter and undergraduate background and performance. Individuals interested in the program should explore the necessary course sequencing with the program officer or academic associate as early as possible.

Subspecialty

Completion of this program will contribute toward the graduates' subspecialty code within his/her designated curriculum. The student will also receive the 5602P subspecialty code for completion of the TSSE Program.

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Upon award of the subspecialty code, a Naval officer would be eligible for assignments typical of the Navy P-Code. The expectation is that the combination of education and experience would lead to individuals qualified for assignment later in their career to more responsible positions in systems design and acquisition in NAVSEA, SPAWAR and OPNAV, and as Program Managers.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME2101Engineering Thermodynamics

4

2

MA2121Differential Equations

4

0

ME2502Dynamics

4

1

NW3230Strategy & War

4

2

AE2440Introduction to Scientific Programming

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA2043Introduction to Matrix and Linear Algebra

4

0

ME2601Mechanics of Solids I

4

1

MS2201Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME2201Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

2

ME3611Mechanics of Solids II

4

0

MA3132Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

4

0

MA3232Numerical Analysis

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
TS3001Fundamental Principles of Naval Architecture

3

2

ME3150Heat Transfer

4

1

ME3201Applied Fluid Mechanics

4

1

EO2102Basic Electronics and Electrical Machines

4

2

ME3521Mechanical Vibration

3

2

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
TS3000Electrical Power Engineering

3

2

ME2801Introduction to Control Systems

3

2

ME3711Design Of Machine Elements

4

1

MS3202Properties, Performance & Failure of Engineering Materials

3

2

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

TS3003Naval Combat System Elements

3

2

ME3801Dynamics and Control of Marine and Autonomous Vehicles I

3

2

ELECTSpecialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
TS4000Naval Combat System Engineering

3

2

TS4001Integration of Naval Engineering Systems

3

2

ME3450Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering

3

2

ELECTSpecialization Elective ME4XXX

V

V

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
TS4002Ship Design Integration

2

4

ME3240Marine Power and Propulsion

4

2

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

Quarter 9

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
TS4003Total Ship Systems Engineering

2

4

MS3606Introduction to Welding and Joining Metallurgy

3

2

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8

ME0810Thesis Research

0

8