Journeyman EW Engineer Academic Certificate Program - Curriculum 293

Academic Associate & Technical Point of Contact

David C. Jenn, Ph.D.

Code EC/Jn, Spanagel Hall, Room 414

(831) 656-2254, DSN 756-2254

Brief Overview

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.

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).

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.




Upon completion of the certificate, 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.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

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.

Students are required to take EC3210 and EC3610, and one of the following courses: EC4615, or EC4630, or EC4600.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC3210Introduction to Electro-Optical Engineering



EC3610Microwave Engineering




EC4615Advanced Radar




EC4630Radar Cross Section Prediction and Reduction




EC4600Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics