Systems Engineering Certificate - Curriculum 282

Program Officer

Walter Owen, Associate Chair
Systems Engineering Department
Code SE/Wo

(831) 402-6086

wowen@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Clifford Whitcomb, Distinguished Professor

Systems Engineering Department
Code SE/Wh

(831) 656-3001

cawhitco@nps.edu

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Systems Engineering. The four courses are offered in both a resident and DL format.  Students take two mandatory courses and select one course from each elective list. 

Outcomes

The overall educational outcome is to produce graduates who have, at an advanced level, knowledge and technical competence in systems engineering who can use that knowledge and competence to support national security.

Certificate Requirements

Mandatory Courses

Students must take the following two courses:

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

Elective Course 1

Students pick one course from the following list of courses:

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3050Introduction to Digital Engineering with Model-Based Systems Engineering

3

2

SE3110 Applied Fundamentals of Combat Systems

3

0

CY3201Foundations of Cyberspace Operations

3

0

SE3302System Suitability

3

2

SE3650Modeling and Analysis of Emergent System Behaviors

3

2

Elective Course 2

Students pick one course from the following list of courses:  

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3351Human Factors in Systems Design

3

1

SE3303System Assessment

3

2

SE3304Rapid Prototyping for the Warfighter

3

2

SE4003Systems Software Engineering

3

2

SE4012Management of Advanced Systems Engineering

4

0

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3302System Suitability

3

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3303System Assessment

3

2