It is the object of this paper to discuss the subject indicated in the title, with the purpose of bringing before the service the necessity for post-graduate schools, the methods of conducting them, and the results attained by them. The Navy Regulations define the limits of the schools from the standpoint of the Navy Department, and it is believed that a short discussion of them from the standpoint of a student who has completed one of the courses will be of interest. Since the present method is quite new, the details of administration are subject to such changes that a description of details at this time will be incorrect at some future date. I will, therefore, describe but one course, that with which I am most familiar, and will make this description entirely general. It is believed that the discussion of the necessity for such schools, together with the results attained by them, will be of interest mostly to officers who, through lack of contact with them, do not favor their existence, while the methods of conducting them will be of interest mostly to young officers who are eligible for assignment and desire to know the character of such duty.
Engineering Post-Graduate Schools from the Student Standpoint
By Lieutenant (J. G.) E. E. Wilson, U. S. Navy