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Immediate Graduate Education Program (IGEP) Program of Study in Electrical Engineering


Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Vice Adm. Stanley Szemborski ‘72, chats with fellow electrical engineering (EE) students and his thesis advisor after he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award. The distinction recognizes his significant accomplishments and impact on the education programs of NPS. Ensigns’ Chris Schuster, Jonathan Gilliom, Dane Brown and Prof. Jeff Knorr, Former Chairman for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department were included in the informal ceremony. Szemborski, like the ensigns, was selected to attend NPS’s EE curriculum through the Immediate Graduation Education Program immediately following his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1971.
 U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya


Graduate Program General Information

NPS has an in-residence, one-year Immediate Graduate Education Program (IGEP). Each year’s program typically begins in July and ends the following June. Bowman scholars sent to NPS for a 4-aquarter program fall under the IGEP Program. Bowman scholars enrolled in the Electrical/Electronic systems Curriculum may earn a

depending on their undergraduate background.
Bowman scholars with a BSEE degree will earn a MSEE Degree by completing requirements for the MSEE Degree (a set of 9 to 10 graduate level courses which include the selection of a focus area and one to two elective courses). BSSE, or BSCE degree holders may need on average an additional two undergraduate courses to satisfy the undergraduate equivalence requirements depending on their specific undergraduate backgrounds. 
Bowman scholars with a undergraduate degree in engineering fields other than EE, SE, or CE may earn a Master of Science in Engineering Sciences (focus in Electrical Engineering) by completing requirements for the MSES(EE) Degree and taking any required undergraduate level courses needed to meet minimum prerequisite to enroll in their selected graduate level courses.


Graduate Program Focus Areas

The ECE Department offers graduate programs of study covering the following focus areas:

  • Communication & Information Engineering
  • Cyber Engineering
  • Nano-electronics & Energy Engineering
  • Sensor & Control Engineering

Each focus area consists of two sets of four courses each in specific specializations to be selected among

  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Cyber
  • Electronics
  • Guidance & Control
  • Networks
  • Power
  • Sensors
  • Signal Processing

Note that no all specialization options may be open to Bowman scholars due to the short duration of their NPS program of study and their undergraduate backgrounds.  Several examples are provided below. Please contact the ECE Department Academic Associate, Prof. Monique P. Fargues to discuss specific details.
In addition, students must successfully complete the thesis requirement. Each student performs the underlying research and then writes an independent master’s thesis on a topic of direct scientific and technological interest to the Navy’s technical programs, DoD, and the scientific community. Students are directly involved in cutting-edge research with world-class faculty and support staff, tackling many of the most important scientific problems facing the Navy today and preparing for future assignments as key military decision makers. A sample of recent theses undertaken by students is shown here.


Background requirements

Students interested in applying to the one-year IGEP Graduate Program should have a solid undergraduate engineering background. Students without a BSEE will need to complement their graduate level program of study to satisfy a BSEE Equivalence in order to be eligible for a MSEE degree. Others will be eligible for an MSES(EE) degree. That program will be set-up by the Academic Associate upon arrival.
Satisfying the undergraduate equivalence will result in a program of study with specific undergraduate courses needed to satisfy the equivalence taken in place of some of the graduate electives. Interested IGEP students with a BS in Computer or Systems Engineering should be able to get the MSEE Degree during their 4-quarter in-residence program. Non BSEE holders interested in pursuing the MSEE Degree Program may get additional details by contacting the ECE Department Academic Associate, Prof. Monique P. Fargues
Students who do not have a BSEE Degree, or do not meet requirements for a BSEE equivalence by the end of their one-year graduate program at NPS, will be eligible for a Master of Science in Engineering Science with major in Electrical Engineering (MSES(EE)). Specific MSES(EE) program details are available here.


Option to receive a 53XX series subspecialty code for NAVY IGEP students

Officers have the option to complete the Navy educational skill requirements (ESRs) offered by the Electronics Systems Curriculum.   Please contact the Program Officer for specific details.

 Programs of study

A few possible programs of study leading to the MSEE Degree are shown below. These specific programs require a BSEE degree for background. Students without a BSEE Degree need to satisfy a BSEE Equivalence, which may be set-up with the Academic Associate upon arrival. Satisfying a BSEE Equivalence will result in a program of study with specific undergraduate courses needed to satisfy the BSEE equivalence taken in place of some of the graduate electives.
Interested IGEP students with a BS in Computer or Systems Engineering should be able to get the MSEE Degree during the 4-quarter in-residence program. Non BSEE holders interested in pursuing the MSEE Degree Program may get additional details by contacting the ECE Department Academic Associate, Prof. Monique P. Fargues
Numerous variations of these programs are possible, and programs of study finalized at the beginning of the program. Individuals assigned to the Electrical/Electronic systems Curriculum are encouraged to contact the Academic Associate to discuss specific choices of specialties by June 15th to allow for maximum flexibility in the design of their final NPS programs of study. Specific details regarding MSEE minimum requirements are available in the MSEE Degree webpage here.
Requirements for each focus area are satisfied by selecting two allowed specialties within a specific focus area (shown with √ in the table below).

Focus Areas       

Specialties

Communications & 
Information Engineering

Cyber Engineering
(For USN students selecting this focus area: “Cyber” is required as one of the two specialties)

Nanoelectronics 

Energy Engineering

Sensor 

Control Engineering

 
Communications

 

 

 
Computers

 

 
Cyber

 

 

 
Electronics

 

 

 
Guidance & Control

 

 

 
Networks

 

 

 
Power

 

 

 
Sensors

 

 

 
Signal Processing

 

 
 

 

Examples of Programs of Study

Numerous variations of these programs are possible, and programs of study finalized at the beginning of the program. Individuals assigned to the Electrical/Electronic systems Curriculum are encouraged to contact the Academic Associate to discuss specific choices of specialties by June 15th to allow for maximum flexibility in the design of their final NPS programs of study.
Specific course information is available here.

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Communications & Information Engineering (Networks & Signal Processing) 

 
 Summer quarterEC3410
Discrete time random signals
 EC3150
Solid state power conversion
EC3600
Antennas & Propagation
EC3820
Computer systems
 
 Fall quarterEC4440
Statistical signal processing
EC4430
Multimedia information & communications
EC3710
Computer communications methods
 EC3400
Digital signal processing
 
 Winter quarterThesisThesisEC4785
Internet engineering
 EC4480
Image processing & recognition
 
 Spring quarterEC4010
Introduction to systems engineering
EC4745
Mobile ad-hoc wireless networking
ThesisThesis 

 

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Sensor & Control Engineering ( Sensor & Cyber Specialties)

 
Summer quarterEC3600
Antennas & propagation
EC3150
Solid state power conversion
EC3410
Discrete time random signals
ECE3820
Computer systems
 
Fall quarterEC3700
Electronic warfare I
EC3730
Cyber networks & physical infrastructure
EC3750
SIGINT Systems
Thesis 
Winter quarterEC3740
Reverse engineering
 EC3760
Information Operation Systems
ThesisThesis 
Spring quarterEC4680
Electronic warfare II
EC4765
Cyber warfare
EC3610
Microwave
engineering
Thesis 

 

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Cyber Engineering  (Computer & Cyber Specialties)

Summer quarterEC3410
Discrete time random signals
EC3820
Computer systems
EC3600
Antennas & propagation
EC3150
Solid state power conversion
Fall quarterEC3800
Microprocessor based system design
 EC4820
Advanced computer architecture
EC3730
Cyber networks & physical infrastructure
Thesis
Winter quarterEC3830
Digital computer design methodology
EC4870
VLSI systems design
EC3740
Reverse engineering
EC3760
Information operation systems
Spring quarterEC4765
Cyber warfare
ThesisThesisThesis

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Sensor & Control Engineering (Power & Signal Processing Specialties)

SummerqquarterEC3150
Solid state power conversion
EC3410
Discrete time random signals
EC3820
Computer systems
EC3600
Antennas & propagation
Fall quarterEC4150
Advanced solid state power conversion
EC4440
Statistical signal processing
 EC3400
Digital signal processing
Thesis
Winter quarter EC3130
Electrical machine theory
 EC4480
Image processing & recognition
ThesisThesis
Spring quarterEC4130
Advanced electrical machine theory
EC4010
Introduction to Systems Engineering
ThesisThesis

 

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Sensor & Control Engineering (Power & Control specialties)

Summer quarterEC3150
Solid state power conversion
EC3410
Discrete time random signals
EC3820
Computer systems
EC3600
Antennas & propagation
Fall quarterEC4150
Advanced solid state power conversion
EC4310
Fundamentals of Robotics
EC3320
Optimal Control Systems
Thesis
Winter quarter EC3130
Electrical machine theory
EC3310
Optimal Estimation: Sensor & Data Association
ThesisThesis
Spring quarterEC4130
Advanced electrical machine theory
EC4330
Navigation, Missile & Avionics
ThesisThesis

 

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Nanoelectronics & Energy Engineering (Power & Electronic specialties)

Summer quarterEC3150
Solid state power conversion
 EC4220
Introduction to Analog VLSI
 EC4950
Emerging nanotechnology
EC3820
Computer systems
Fall quarterEC3220
Semiconductor device technology
EC4010
Introduction to systems engineering
 EC4150
Advanced solid state power conversion
PH3655
Semiconductor device physics
Winter quarterECE3130
Electrical machine theory
EC4230
Reliability issues for military electronics
ThesisThesis
Spring quarter EC4130
Advanced electrical machine theory
EC3200
Advanced Electronics
ThesisThesis

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