Mechanical Engineering (Structures) Certificate - Curriculum 122 (DL)

Program Officer

CDR Caleb MacDonald

Code 74, Watkins Hall, Room 107

(831) 656-2033, DSN 756-2033

caleb.macdonald@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide graduate education, with an emphasis in the field of Naval Mechanical Engineering, to produce graduates with the technical competence to operate and maintain modern warships and military combat systems. It establishes a broad background of basic engineering knowledge leading to advanced studies in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, control systems, solid mechanics and vibrations and material science, by applying U.S. military standards and industry practices to solve engineering problems and analyze structural components of mechanical systems.

The Mechanical Engineering certificates provide students with scientific and technical knowledge of mechanical engineering. Students will gain an understanding of the role that engineering, and technology have in military operations environment. Emphasis is on naval engineering and its applications to surface vessels, submarines, and spacecraft. These Mechanical Engineering certificates bring the core of the on-campus courses together with proven DL technology and faculty expertise to deliver a unique curriculum focused on mechanical engineering.

Skills/knowledge gained: The ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical and engineering problems in mechanical engineering and other engineering disciplines—examples: thermal-fluid sciences, structural mechanics, ship systems engineering, spacecraft designs, and others.

The Structures and Thermo/Fluids Certificate DL Programs are targeted toward DoD employees and Active-Duty personnel working at Warfare Centers and SYSCOMS.  These commands have many practicing engineers who require advanced knowledge of structural mechanics or thermos fluids to perform their duties and will benefit from the option of stackable certificates to earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) (Curriculum 569).  

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is part of a proud heritage.   On June 9, 1909, Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer established a school of marine engineering at Annapolis. This small program, consisting of 10 0fficer students and two Navy instructors, was the first Naval / Mechanical Engineering Program and would later become today's Naval Postgraduate School.

Convenes

Fall

Program Length

Four quarters

Outcomes

The objective of the program is to provide personnel with the conceptual knowledge and practical applications of structural mechanics, including quasi-static and dynamic structural responses to multiple load types, strengthening mechanisms to support material selection, and finite element theory and software implementation. 

The Mechanical Engineering certificates provide students with scientific and technical knowledge of mechanical engineering. Students will gain an understanding of the role that engineering, and technology have in military operations environment. Emphasis is on naval engineering and its applications to surface vessels, submarines, and spacecraft.

Skills/knowledge gained: The ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical and engineering problems in mechanical engineering and other engineering disciplines—examples: thermal-fluid sciences, structural mechanics, ship systems engineering, spacecraft designs, and others.

Required Courses

Fall Quarter

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3521Mechanical Vibration

3

2

Winter Quarter

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME4613Finite Element Methods

4

0

Spring Quarter

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3611Mechanics of Solids II

4

0

Summer Quarter

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MS4811Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials

4

0

Summer Quarter Option

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME4731Engineering Design Optimization

4

0