The certificate recognizes student accomplishments at the graduate level in successfully completing a specialized program of study in Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation (ASN).  It is essentially a specialization of the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Master of Science (MS) degree in the ASN focus area with additional requirements for breadth and depth in the ASN area.

The certificate will make students more desirable to future employers looking for the astrodynamics and satellite navigation specialists.

Certificate Requirements

Complete all four core area subjects in ASN, plus two advanced ASN courses of the student's choosing. 

Core Requirements:

ASEN 5010 - Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control

ASEN 5050 – Astrodynamics or ASEN 5052 Analytical Astrodynamics

ASEN 5044 - Statistical Estimation for Dynamical Systems

ASEN 5090 - Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Advanced Requirements - Select ANY two 6000 level courses in ASN including (but not limited to):

ASEN 6070 Satellite Geodesy

ASEN 6080 Advanced Statistical Orbit Determination

ASEN 6008 lnterplanetary Mission Design

ASEN 6020 Optimal Trajectories

ASEN 6010 Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

ASEN 6014 Spacecraft Formation Flying

ASEN 6060 Advanced Astrodynamics

ASEN 6090 Advanced GNSS Software

ASEN 6091 Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) Receiver Architecture

ASEN 6519 GNSS for Remote Sensing

ASEN 6519 Celestial Mechanics & Advanced Astrodynamics

Enrollment and Awarding

*Note: A grade of B or higher is required in all courses to earn a certificate.

Informational resources


Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Program Advisor Maureen Craig.