This certificate will provide you with interdisciplinary skills in the field of space weather of both fundamental processes in science and practical applications to space-based and ground-based technology.

Requirements

  • ASEN 5335: Aerospace Environment
  • Ttwo courses from the Tier 1 Electives List
  • One additional 3-credit course from the Tier 2 Electives list
  • At least one course must be outside the student’s home department

Tier 1 Foundational Elective list

  • ASEN 6050: Space Instrumentation (equiv. to ASTR 6050)
  • ASEN 6365: Lidar Remote Sensing
  • ASTR 5140: Astrophysical and Space Plasmas (equiv. to PHYS 5141)
  • ASTR 5300: Introduction to Magnetospheres
  • ASTR 5150: Introductory Plasma Physics (equiv. to PHYS 5150)
  • ATOC 5050: Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
  • ATOC 5235: Introduction to Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing (equiv. to ASEN 5235)

Tier 2 Concentration/Focus Elective list

Applications

  • ASEN 5090: Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems
  • ASEN 5016: Space Life Sciences
  • ASEN 6265: Fundamentals of Spectroscopy for Optical Remote Sensing

Design & Instrumentation

  • ASEN 5158: Space Habitat Design
  • ASEN 5168: Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design
  • ASEN 5440: Mission Design and Development for Space Sciences (equiv. to ASTR 5780)

Radiative Processes & Atmosphere Coupling

  • ASTR 5120: Radiative and Dynamical Processes
  • ASTR 5810: Planetary Atmospheres (equiv. to ATOC 5810 & GEOL 5810)
  • ATOC 5560: Radiative Processes in Planetary Atmospheres (equiv. to ASTR 5560)

Electromagnetics & Plasma

  • ASTR 7160: Intermediate Plasma Physics (equiv. to PHYS 7160)

Data Science

  • APPM 5580: Statistical Learning
  • ASEN 6050: Data Assimilation and Inverse Methods for Earth and Geospace
  • APPM 5250: Data Assimilation in High Dimensional Dynamical Systems (equiv. to STAT 5250/5510)

Selected Topics

  • ASEN 5519/6519: Selected Topics
  • ASTR 5830: Topics in Planetary Science (equiv. to ATOC 5830 & GEOL 5830)
  • ASTR 7500: Special Topics in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
  • ATOC 7500: Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Enrollment and Awarding

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

Informational resources

Contact

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Advising: aerograd@colorado.edu