Mechanical Engineering (Thermo/Fluids) Certificate - Curriculum 123 (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.

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, Winter, Spring, Summer

Program Length

12 months

Outcomes

The ability to:

  1. identify,
  2. formulate,
  3. 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.

Course Requirements

The objective of the program is to provide personnel with the conceptual knowledge and practical applications in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and power and propulsion systems common in Naval Mechanical Engineering. The Thermo/Fluids Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical, chemical, or a closely related field of engineering.

Student must take four of these seven courses:

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ME3201Applied Fluid Mechanics

4

1

ME3450Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering

3

2

ME4101Advanced Thermodynamics

4

0

ME4220Viscous Flow

4

0

ME4225Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

3

2

ME4420Advanced Power and Propulsion

4

0

AE4502Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows

4

0