The astrodynamics and satellite navigation systems 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 astrodynamics and satellite navigation specialists.
For more information, see the department's ASN Certificate webpage.
Distance Education Option
Students can take individual courses toward a master's degree or graduate certificate through distance education (online). For more information, connect with the individual graduate program directly.
Requirements for a graduate certificate in astrodynamics and satellite navigation systems (ASN):
- Obtain approval of your ASN course selections.
- Register as a certificate-seeking student by emailing email@example.com.
- Complete all required courses, with a great of B or better.
- Upon completion of your courses, complete the certificate request form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The astrodynamics and satellite navigation (ASN) certificate requires completion of all four core area subjects in the ASN focus area, plus two advanced ASN courses of the student's choosing.
Complete all four core area subjects in ASN, plus two advanced ASN courses of the student's choosing.
|ASEN 5010||Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control||3|
|ASEN 5050||Space Flight Dynamics 1||3|
|ASEN 5044||Statistical Estimation for Dynamical Systems||3|
|ASEN 5090||Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems||3|
|Select any two 6000-level ASN courses, including but not limited to:||6|
|Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Software and Applications|
|Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver Architecture|
|Statistical Orbit Determination|
|Special Topics 2|
This requirement can be satisfied by taking an additional 6000-level course that has ASEN 5050 as a prerequisite.
Topics include Advanced Spacecraft Attitude and Control, Spacecraft Formation Flying, Optimal Trajectories, and Advanced Astrodynamics and Celestial Mechanics.