Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Certificate - Curriculum 242

Program Point of Contact

Walter E. Owen, Associate Chair

Systems Engineering Department

Code SE/Wo

(831) 402-6086

Academic Associate

Bryan M. O’Halloran, Assistant Professor

Code SE/Oh


Brief Overview

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Reliability & Maintainability Engineering. The courses are designed to provide graduate level courses for government and military engineers who are responsible for establishing and achieving R&ME requirements as part of the systems engineering process in support of systems development in the DOD acquisition system.

Eligibility and Admissions Standards

The following are eligible for this program:

  • Active Duty US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Active Duty Enlisted Personnel
  • DoD contractors
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 1 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the R&ME Certificate Program.

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.

Requirements for Entry

For entry, the candidate must have completed the 282 Certificate in Systems Engineering or have a baccalaureate degree with minimum grade point average of 2.2 and a college level probability and statistics course with three years of acquisition experience.   If a candidate does not meet entry requirements, the SE department offers a refresher course that may be taken prior to entry with approval of the academic associate or program officer.    

Entry Date

Any quarter.

Program Length

12 months.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3302System Suitability



SE3321Reliability Management and Data Systems



OA4302Reliability and Weapons System Effectiveness Measurement



SE4321Reliability Growth and Accelerated Testing