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New Master’s Program for Shipbuilders

Published February 9, 2021

Newport News Shipbuilding partnered with Old Dominion University to create a Master of Engineering in mechanical engineering cohort starting in fall 2021. Unlike previous cohorts, NNS employees who are granted admission (GRE has been waived) into the program by Old Dominion will take classes with other non-NNS students.

Successful completion of 10 classes is required to complete the program and earn a master’s degree. The classes are scheduled over three and a half years to integrate with tuition reimbursement requirements through EdAssist. Classes were chosen to coincide with shipbuilding, and the program includes earning a naval architecture and marine engineering graduate certificate approximately halfway through the master’s program. If needed, a math refresher class will be offered in summer 2021.

To be considered for admission into the program, interested NNS employees must have graduated from an ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, marine engineering or naval architecture. There will be an information session, via WebEx, at 4:15 p.m. on March 18. For more information, or to attend the information session, contact Rob Gies or Joseph Vasold via email.