Journeyman EW Engineer Academic Certificate

Certificate #293

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

Starts: Fall, Spring

Subspecialty Code: 5310L

Program Area: Combat Systems, Naval Engineering

POC: Academic Associate

Modality: Distance Learning


Provides students an understanding of the microwave and optical aspects of sensor and electronic warfare systems. State-of-the-art material on microwave and optical devices and their use in systems are discussed during the courses. The certificate material also includes a description of the operation of devices and trade-offs involved in component selection. This program provides a mixture of instruction and computer-based laboratory exercises that offer students the opportunity to explore concepts and investigate applications in the electronic warfare area.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 EC3210
Quarter 2 EC3610
Quarter 3 Choose one of the following:
  • EC4615
  • EC4630
  • EC4600

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 592

Requirements for Entry

  • Acceptance by the ECE Department: Entrance to the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum at the 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, student will have the skills and abilities required to: analyze, design, and evaluate systems involving: microwave components, RF systems, electro-optical systems and components, advanced radar concepts, and/or advanced topics in electronic warfare and apply these skills in a military systems environment.

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