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.

Note: This program is new, and students will not be able to formally sign up for the certificate until fall 2020. However, you may begin taking courses now and have them applied to the Certificate once registration is officially opened.

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