Senior EW Engineer Academic Certificate Program - Curriculum 294

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 advanced topics commonly found in EW. Among them are signature control (stealth) and low probability of intercept techniques for radar and electronic warfare. 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, and Summer

Program Length

Four quarters.




Upon completion of the certificate, student will have the skills and abilities required to:

1) analyze,

2) design, and

3) evaluate systems involving:

advanced radar topics, radar cross-section concepts, radiowave propagation, communications, and/or 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.

Required Courses

A three-course sequence made up of:

1. EC3615 or EC3630

2. EC3700 or EC4685

3. EC4615 or EC4630

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
EC3615Radar Fundamentals




EC3630Radiowave Propagation




EC3700Joint Network-Enabled Electronic Warfare I




EC4685Principles of Electronic Warfare




EC4615Advanced Radar




EC4630Radar Cross Section Prediction and Reduction