Electronic Warfare Engineer Academic Certificate

Certificate #292

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

Starts: Quarterly

Subspecialty Code: 5310L

Program Area: Naval Engineering

POC: Academic Associate

Modality: Distance Learning


Provides students an understanding of the technical foundations found in electronic warfare at the system level and examines the impact of the physical environment. The certificate provides a solid engineering foundation which covers the fundamental concepts needed to understand how EW signals are affected by the environment and includes a survey of existing EW systems and analysis techniques. This program provides a mixture of instruction and computer-based laboratory exercises which offer students the opportunity to explore concepts and investigate applications in the electronic warfare area.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 EC3600
Quarter 2 Choose one of the following:
  • EC3615
  • EC3630
Quarter 3 Choose one of the following:
  • EC3700
  • EC4685

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 592

Requirements for Entry

  • Acceptance by the ECE Department: Entrance to the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum at Naval Postgraduate School is through a three-part requirement consisting of a minimum grade point average at the undergraduate level, a sufficient mathematics background, and a sufficient background in technical undergraduate studies. Applicants with a B.S.E.E. degree usually will satisfy the last two requirements automatically.
  • Command/Company endorsement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, student will have the skills and abilities required to: 1) analyze, 2) design, and 3) evaluate systems involving: antennas, radiowave propagation, radar, communications, electronic warfare, and/or networked EW and apply these skills in a military systems environment.

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at admissions@nps.edu.

Tuition & Service Obligation

For information regarding tuition, please contact the NPS Tuition office at tuition@nps.edu, or contact this offering’s POC at jenn@nps.edu.

For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.

Other Information

The three-course sequence is extracted from the current set of graduate courses required to complete the Sensor Systems Engineering specialization track offered by the ECE Department. The total number of NPS graduate credits obtained for the certificate is 12.0. This certificate program can also be applied toward a master's degree program (Curriculum 592). The academic certificate program must be completed within three years of admission to the program. A student must maintain a 3.0 GQPR in the certificate courses to be awarded a certificate.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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