Electronic Systems Engineering (DL) - Curriculum 592

ECE DL Business Manager

Roberto Cristi, Ph.D.

Code EC/Cx, Spanagel Hall

Room 462

(831) 656-2223, DSN 756-2223

rcristi@nps.edu

ECE Associate Chair for Students

Monique P. Fargues, Ph.D.

Code EC/Fa, Spanagel Hall

Room 456

(831) 656-2859, DSN 756-2859

fargues@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Distance learning programs are tailored to customer requirements and may lead to one of several master's degrees. Options include the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), the Master of Science in Engineering Science with a major in electrical engineering (MSES(EE)) and the Master of Engineering (MEng). Courses are delivered on a schedule determined in consultation with the customer, with one course per quarter being typical (four courses per year). A typical program can be completed in two to three years. MS degree programs are research-based and require submission and approval of a written thesis. The MEng degree is course-based and may require a capstone project. A 3.0 GQPR in course work is required for award of a master's degree. Non-resident students enrolled in ECE Department certificate programs may, upon completion of the certificate program(s), transfer from the certificate curriculum to the 592 curriculum and apply certificate program courses toward requirements for a master's degree.

Research or Capstone Project

Course work is followed by research and submission of a written thesis in MSEE and MSES(EE) degree programs. The MSEE Degree Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and requires that students have a baccalaureate degree from an ABET EAC accredited engineering program or establish equivalency. The ECE Department can provide transition education for the purpose of establishing equivalency, but additional course work is required. The MSES(EE) Degree Program is also research-based but is not accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. It is intended for students who have not satisfied ABET EAC undergraduate program criteria but by their academic preparation and on-the-job experience can successfully complete graduate courses in a chosen area of electrical engineering. Theses must be submitted and approved within a three year period following the completion of course work in research-based degree programs.

The MEng degree program is course-based, and the degree may be awarded solely on the basis of course work. MEng programs may include a capstone project if a customer wants one. The total time required to complete a degree program ranges from four to seven years, depending on the courses selected.

DL Program Delivery Mode

To maintain quality, it is ECE Department policy to enroll non-resident students in courses offered synchronously to resident students. Courses are delivered to the remote site via video tele-education (VTE) using two-way audio and video. Lectures are recorded and streaming video is made available to accommodate those DL students whose attendance at the remote site is interrupted by job-related travel. Course materials are provided online using SAKAI (http://www.nps.edu/Technology/CLE/). Student mentoring sessions will be scheduled by each instructor and conducted via e-mail or phone. Courses can also be delivered synchronously using Blackboard Collaborate (www.blackboard.com).

Requirements for Entry

  • An APC score of 323.
  • 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.

Entry Dates

At the beginning of any quarter in the academic year.

Degree

MSEE, MSES(EE) or MEng.

Subspecialty

This program does not lead to a subspecialty code.

Typical course of study (MEng with specialization in EW):

Employment years 1-2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC3600Antennas and Propagation

3

2

EC3630Radiowave Propagation

3

2

EC3700Joint Network-Enabled Electronic Warfare I

3

2

Employment years 3-4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC3210Introduction to Electro-Optical Engineering

3

2

EC3610Microwave Engineering

3

2

EC4610Radar Systems

3

2

Employment years 5-6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC4630Radar Cross Section Prediction and Reduction

3

2

EC4640Airborne Radar Systems

3

2

EC4680Joint Network-Enabled Electronic Warfare II

3

2

Employment year 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC0820Integrated Project

0

12

EC4900Topics for Individual Study in Electrical Engineering

V

V