Systems Engineering (DL) - Curriculum 311

Program Officer

Open Enrollment:

Joseph W. Sweeney, III, Lecturer

Bullard Hall, Room 217

(831) 656-2476

jsweene@nps.edu

Sponsored Cohorts (non-NAVAIR):

Brigitte Kwinn, Lecturer

Tucson, AZ

(845) 728-8118

btkwinn@nps.edu

NAVAIR Cohorts:

Ronald Carlson, Professor of Practice

NAS Patuxent River, MD

(301) 757-9743

rrcarlso@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Raymond J. Madachy, Professor

San Diego, CA

(619)-847-0986

rjmadach@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Systems Engineering DL curriculum is designed for Navy System Commands and DoD organizations involved in a wide range of systems engineering and integration challenges. These commands can partner with NPS to educate and train engineers with tools and technologies relevant to their work, resulting in employees with greater knowledge and expertise to enable them to better meet the needs of their customers.

DoD organizations or sponsors provide the students, and the Department of Systems Engineering provides the instruction, course materials, and hands-on experience. Courses are delivered at the students' local sites using a combination of on-site instruction, video teleconferencing, and web-enhanced online courses. The program can begin any academic quarter, in accordance with the sponsor's needs.

Students normally take two courses per quarter over a two-year period. There is one foundational course, OS3180, seven core SE courses, one focused SE elective, and a three course capstone project sequence in the 16-course program. The remaining four domain/track elective courses can be tailored to meet the sponsor's need.

Students receive an NPS degree, may receive NPS Systems Engineering certificates of accomplishment, and earn DAU equivalency certificates for all ENG Level III training requirements.

The  Associate Chair for Distance Learning Programs and Outreach will help establish partnership arrangements with other organizations if desired. Additional information on the program can be found at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/GSEAS/se/.

Requirements for Entry

An entering student must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or related discipline with at least a 2.2 undergraduate grade-point average. Students must have completed ACQ101 and ACQ102 if they wish to receive ENG credit.

Entry Dates

Any quarter.

Degree

Completion of all the requirements of curriculum 311 leads to the award of the MSSE or MSES degree depending on student qualifications. Refer to the MSSE and MSES program requirements for eligibility.

Typical Course of Study

The typical course of study for curriculum 311 involves the following courses. The domain/track elective courses are selected by the sponsor, Associate Chair for Distance Learning Programs and Outreach, and Academic Associate.

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

OS3180Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering

4

1

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3011Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation

3

0

SE3250Capability Engineering

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3302System Suitability

3

2

SE4150Systems Architecting and Design

3

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

SE4003Systems Software Engineering

3

2

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4151Systems Integration and Development

3

2

ELECTDomain/Track Elective

2

3

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3201Engineering Systems Conceptualization

2

4

ELECTDomain/Track Elective

2

3

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3202Engineering Systems Design

2

4

ELECTDomain/Track Elective

2

3

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3203Engineering Systems Implementation & Operation

2

4

ELECTDomain/Track Elective

2

3