Graduate-level masters degrees for working professionals in the Navy and naval industries are available at UConn through the Masters of Engineering (MENG) program and at URI through non-thesis MS programs for industry and a special MS program for Electric Boat employees.
The Master of Engineering (MENG) degree is a part-time 30 credit graduate degree at UConn with both technical engineering courses and professional development classes. The NIUVT Master of Engineering program is focused on improving professional communications and project management skills as well as developing broad technical skills specific to naval applications. Students concentrate in mechanical, electrical, materials science or civil engineering or an interdisciplinary theme (with approval of the NIUVT faculty advisor) and complete and defend a final project related to a practical naval problem. The MENG program offers classes in an online/blended format in the evening to provide flexibility for working professionals so that they may pursue a masters-level degree in engineering concentrations to improve skills and develop knowledge in areas tailored to the needs of their employer.
At URI, the Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer non-thesis MS programs, full-time and part-time study, for industry people and a special MS program for Electric Boat. URI was the first institution in the US to establish M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ocean engineering. Areas of study include acoustics, geomechanics, hydrodynamics, ocean instrumentation, and water wave mechanics.