Electric Ships and Power Systems Certificate - Curriculum 291

Academic Associate

Monique P. Fargues, Ph.D.

Code EC/Fa, Spanagel Hall

Room 456

(831) 656-2859, DSN 756-2859


Technical Point of Contact

Alexander Julian, Ph.D.

Code EC/Jl

Spanagel Hall

Room 448A

(831) 656-2101, DSN 756-2101


Program Officer

LCDR Brannon Chapman

Code EC/MA, Spanagel Hall, Room 401A

(831)656-2678, DSN 756-2859

Fax (831)656-2760 (ECE)


Brief Overview

The Electric Ship Power Systems graduate certificate program provides a solid engineering foundation which covers the fundamental concepts in electrical power conversion and electromechanical power conversion at the advanced level. This coherent program is obtained by taking a 4-graduate-course sequence which provides a mixture of instruction and computer-based laboratories offering students the opportunity to study the behavior and performance power systems in a virtual environment.

The 4-graduate-course sequence is extracted from the current set of graduate courses required to complete the Solid State Microelectronics and Power Systems specialization track to the MSEE Degree offered by the ECE department.

The total number of NPS graduate credits obtained for the certificate is 18.5.

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.


Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Program Length

Four quarters



Graduate Certificate Requirements

The academic certificate program must be completed within 3 years of admission to the program. A student must maintain a 3.0 GQPR in the certificate courses to be awarded a certificate.

Required Courses: Curriculum 291

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC3130Electrical Machinery Theory



EC4130Advanced Electrical Machinery Systems



EC3150Power Electronics



EC4150Applied Power Electronics