Naval Engineering is defined as a field of study and expertise that includes all engineering and sciences as applied in the research, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and logistic support of surface and subsurface ships, craft, aircraft, and vehicles (manned and autonomous) used by the Navy for the nation’s defense. It is inherently multidisciplinary involving all departments from the College of Engineering and from other colleges as well. This certificate program will attract and enable graduate students throughout the College of Engineering to better prepare for this critical profession. It is open to all graduate students in the College of Engineering including Distance Learning students.


Students must have:

  • registered no later than the last day to add courses for the semester in which they complete the last courses for the certificate,
  • submitted his or her program of study for the certificate to the Graduate School, which has been signed by one of the faculty members on the Graduate Certificate in Naval Engineering Oversight Committee, and
  • attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the designated courses.

Required Coursework in addition to graduate degree:

AOE5304:Advanced Naval Architecture or equivalent3
AOE5305:Marine Engineering or equivalent*3
AOE5314:Naval Ship System Design and Effectiveness**3

* May substitute AOE 5074: Advanced Ship Structural Analysis if Marine Engineering was taken previously as an undergraduate or other.

** It is strongly recommended that students who wish to take AOE 5314: Naval Ship System Design and Effectiveness, first take AOE 4264: Principles of Naval Engineering.

Students enrolled in their last class of the Naval Engineering graduate certificate should submit the Application for Degree or Certificate (AFDC) Conferral Form by the application for degree deadlines, which are October 1st for the Fall and March 1st for the Spring academic terms.

Contact: Dr. Alan Brown,