The Naval Construction and Engineering graduate program (MIT Course 2N) is intended for active duty Engineering Duty Officers in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and foreign Navy officers who have been designated for specialization in the design, construction, and repair of naval ships. The program is sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command. This program consists of both a two-year program, which leads to a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and a three-year program, which leads to a degree of Naval Engineer. Sufficient time and flexibility are normally available for the accomplishment of an additional master's degree in an associated field. Example associated fields for the second master's degree are mechanical (Course 2), electrical and computer science (Course 6), aerospace (Course 16), civil (Course 1), nuclear (Course 22), and materials science (Course 3) engineering. A few select students are able to earn a degree in the Systems Design and Management Program which is a joint program between MIT’s Sloan School of Business and the Engineering School.
The objective of both the two and three-year programs is to provide a broad, graduate level technical education for a career as a professional Naval Engineer. In addition to concentrating on hydrodynamics, structures and design, the curricula of both programs provide an appreciation for total ship engineering in a manner not covered by specialists in mechanical, electrical, structural, or nuclear engineering. This approach provides an academic background for individuals who may later occupy positions of influence and actively participate in the concept formulation, acquisition, design, construction/modernization, maintenance, and industrial support of large-scale ship system programs.
For US Naval Students – The application process for this program entails getting US Navy approval through the Engineering Duty Officer Detailers and applying and being accepted to the graduate Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. To apply for this program, contact the ED detailers and the 2N Academic Officer. Read the graduate admissions summary, and fill out the online application through the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Additional application guidance can be found here or by contacting the Academic Officer.