Certificate in Defense Energy - Curriculum 234

Program Officer

Kevin Maher

Glasgow Hall, Room 272

(831) 656-2691, DSN 756-2691

kjmaher@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Energy is designed to support the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by providing an energy education option to NPS resident students who are not directly detailed into the established Energy programs. The certificate program is also available for those who do not have the opportunity to enroll in an NPS degree program. To earn a certificate, students must enroll in the 234 curriculum and complete a series of energy courses.

Earning the certificate requires a student to complete a minimum of 16 graduate credit hours of energy course offerings and achieve an average of 3.0 Graduate Quality Point Rating (GQPR) in these courses. This is accomplished by enrolling in four graduate energy courses and earning a “B” or “P” in each course. One of the four courses is mandatory for all certificates. The other three are selected from a list of acceptable energy courses. In lieu of exactly one of these three elective courses a student may enroll and pass two consecutive offerings of EN3000, Defense Energy Seminar.

PH3700 Fundamentals of Energy is the required course, and is offered once a year in the Winter Quarter. Students may select their electives during any quarter the course is offered, but all courses must be completed within three years of admission to the certificate program. Each student's required course work is developed individually under the direction of the EAG Academic Associate, and falls within one of three focus areas: Energy (Science & Technology); Energy (Policy & Analysis); or Energy (General) which combines S&T with P&A.

Requirements for Entry

APC requirements will vary with the courses selected. Students must satisfy any course prerequisites.

Entry Dates

Any Quarter

Program Length

12 months

Graduate Certificate Requirements

The academic certificate program must be completed within 3 years of admission to the program. A student must maintain a 3.0 GQPR in the certificate courses to be awarded a certificate.

Required Course

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
PH3700Fundamentals of Energy

4

0

Elective Courses in SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY (S&T)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

EC3110Electrical Energy: Present and Emerging Technologies

3

2

EC3240Renewable Energy at Military Bases and for the Warfighter

3

2

ME4101Advanced Thermodynamics

4

0

ME4231Advanced Turbomachinery

3

2

ME4251Engine Design and Integration

3

2

ME4420Advanced Power and Propulsion

4

0

ME4731Engineering Design Optimization

4

0

ME4901Advanced Topics in Mechanical (Aerospace) Engineering

V

V

MS4410Advanced Energy Materials

4

1

EN3000: two consecutive offerings.

Elective Courses in POLICY and ANALYSIS (P&A)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EN3000Defense Energy Seminar

2

0

GB4070Energy Economics

4

0

MN3811Innovation Adoption & Implementation

3

0

NS4960Energy Security and Geopolitics

4

0

OS3007Operations Research for Energy Systems Analysts

4

0

OA4613Energy Logistics in Warfare Operations

4

0

EN3000: two consecutive offerings.