Online Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation

Electronic Navigation

Electronic navigation plays a critical role in the field of engineering, as well as our lives. Having reliable access to accurate global positioning information continues to make reaching our destinations safer and simpler –– from aviation and military operations to individuals seeking directions to local businesses and international vacation spots.

This specialization also opens up unique opportunities for your career, including such roles as electrical and electronics engineer, computer systems designer, and design engineer.

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No GRE required for qualified students

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Curriculum taught by full-time OHIO faculty

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Complete in as little as one year

Focus on electronic navigation systems

What is a Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation?

OHIO’s online Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation is focused on teaching you the latest technology and practices used to create navigation systems for a range of platforms and industries. With this program offered through the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you’ll prepare for career advancement as you learn the skills to work with vehicles, mobile devices, defense applications, and more.

Our Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation will enable you to: 

  • Develop your knowledge of broadcast signal structure, theoretical development of positioning and navigation, and other topics.
  • Focus your education to meet your career interests with three elective courses.
  • Earn your graduate certificate 100% online as quickly as one year.

Why should you consider earning a certificate with Ohio University?

Our certificates cover highly relevant topics and are taught by experienced faculty from a program with notable national rankings. In addition, benefits of earning your certificate with OHIO include:

  • Quality. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Cost. Our certificate programs are competitively priced because we know the value of what we teach.
  • Schedule. As soon as you are accepted into the program, you can get started on a certificate.
Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Electronic Navigation Curriculum

The online Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation consists of 12 credit hours. Your studies will include three core courses and one elective course of your choice.

Core Courses

EE 6033 Inertial Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 6053 Satellite-Based Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 6063 Integrated Navigation Systems   3 Credits

Elective Courses (choose 1)

EE 6083 Aviation Standards, Software Design, and Certification 3 Credits
EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3 Credits
EE 5853 Electronic Navigation Systems 3 Credits

Admission Requirements

Admission to the electronic navigation certificate program requires a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering from an ABET-accredited program (applicants for admission from non-accredited programs, or with a non-EE major in a related area, will be reviewed more carefully).

Application materials should also include: 

  • A minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA achieved in your B.S. degree (applicants for admission with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed more carefully).
  • GRE required for applicants who did not graduate from an ABET-accredited electrical engineering or computer engineering program. Successful applicants are expected to score in the top 25th percentile on the quantitative reasoning portion.
  • For international students, a score of at least 88 on the TOEFL iBT (570 paper-based) or a 7.0 on the 9-band scale of the IELTS test.
  • Resume/CV
  • Official transcripts