Enrollment Open for Engineering Systems and Industrial Engineering Certification Program

Published March 8, 2022

Enrollment is open for the Engineering Systems and Industrial Engineering Certification Program, developed jointly between Newport News Shipbuilding and Old Dominion University (ODU). The next cohort will begin in September.

The program emphasizes effective application of training to the practical problems routinely faced by shipbuilders. NNS employees are invited to attend an informational session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 31 via WebEx. During this session, ODU will also discuss opportunities associated with earning a master’s degree.

Each class is seven weeks long and meets from 4:45 to 7:15 p.m. one day per week. Students will receive a certification for each class completed. Each class carries 2.1 continuing education units (CEUs) and 21 contact hours.

Upon completion of the program’s six classes, students will receive an Advanced Certification in Engineering Systems and Industrial Engineering from the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Department at ODU. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue admission into an EMSE graduate program at ODU with nine elective credit hours toward a graduate degree in EMSE. For more information or to sign up for the information session, contact Rob Gies (E02) at 688-6446 or via email.

Shipbuilders can take advantage of the NNS Educational Assistance Program to cover the costs associated with this certification program.

Note: Completing the certification program does not automatically qualify a candidate for a systems engineering position at NNS. Applicants must still meet the requirements listed for that position.