Space Operations Certificate

The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate level Certificate in Space Operations to qualified students. Involving only a fraction of the coursework required for a master's degree, the certificate can be completed in less than two years. Certificate is officially noted on the student's transcript. In most cases, should the student choose to continue beyond the certificate, coursework can count toward the award of a full master's degree.

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Required Pre-requisite Knowledge

Technical undergraduate degree: Bachelor's of Science degree in a technical field from an accredited university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and two years experience working in a related field.

Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework:

  • Calculus I
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics I (calculus-based)

 Course Requirements

  • SPCE 5025 Fundamentals of Astronautics
  • SPCE 5085 Space Communications
  • SPCE 5105 Remote Sensing in Space
  • SPCE 5645 Space Policy
  • SPCE 5665 Systems Engineering Processes

 Certificate Completion

A grade of B or better in each course must be achieved. Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses.

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