Naval Postgraduate School
The Naval Postgraduate School provides high-quality, relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the Naval Services, other Armed Forces of the US and our partners, to enhance our national security.
The NPS Total Ship Systems Engineering Program program, since its inception in 1992, provides a broad based, systems engineering and design oriented education, focusing on the warship as a total engineering system, including needs, mission effectiveness, hull, mechanical, electrical, and combat systems.
The Total Ship Systems Engineering Program is intended to contribute to the development of the Navy's ship and systems design leaders of the future. The program emphasizes the overarching need for integration among and across technologies and traditional disciplines to enable future warships to prevail against increasingly challenging threats. Students from the Electrical Engineering, Combat Systems Science and Technology and Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering curricula are eligible to participate. The program builds on the Masters Degree foundation of the eligible students by introducing them to systems engineering methods as well as various technologies important to the integration of modern warships. The program culminates in a team-performed Navy ship conceptual design.