Remote sensing (satellite and ground-based) is increasingly being used as a technique to probe the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces. Probing of other planets is accomplished largely by satellite remote sensing. Given national priorities in such areas as climate and global change, the interest in remote sensing will only increase with time. Graduate students, research staff and faculty work on a wide variety of topics ranging from the theory of remote sensing, to instrument development and application.
This certificate is available to graduate degree-seeking and non-matriculated students. Additional certificate information can be found on the department's Remote Sensing 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.
- Completed undergraduate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or its equivalent.
- Undergraduate courses in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations; two semesters of undergraduate calculus-based physics; and at least two semesters of upper-division undergraduate courses in engineering or physics.
- Ability to program at a level that will enable successful completion of graduate course assignments.
Four courses are required totaling at least 12 credits, with grades of B or better. Students also pursuing other graduate certiﬁcates may not use the same courses to count for both certiﬁcates.
- Two courses from one of the following topical areas:
- Data Analysis
- Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
- Remote Sensing Theory
- One course in each of the two remaining topical areas below.
|Data Analysis Courses|
|ASEN 5307||Engineering Data Analysis Methods||3|
|ASEN 6337||Remote Sensing Data Analysis||3|
|ASTR 5550||Observations, Data Analysis and Statistics||3|
|ECEN 5244||Stochastic / Environmental Signal Processing||3|
|ECEN 5254||Remote Sensing Signals and Systems||3|
|ECEN 5612||Random Processes for Engineers||3|
|ECEN 5652||Detection and Extraction of Signals from Noise||3|
|GEOG 5103||Geographic Information Science: Spatial Analytics||4|
|GEOG 5203||Geographic Information Science: Spatial Modeling||4|
|GEOG 5303||Geographic Information Science: Spatial Programming||4|
|Instrumentation & Measurement Techniques Courses|
|ASEN 5168||Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design||3|
|ASEN 5245||Radar and Remote Sensing||3|
|ASEN 6050||Space Instrumentation||3|
|ASEN 6091||Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver Architecture||3|
|ASEN 6365||Lidar Remote Sensing||3|
|ASTR 5760||Astrophysical Instrumentation||3|
|ECEN 5134||Electromagnetic Radiation and Antennas||3|
|GEOG 5100||Special Topics: Geography (Topic needs to be relevant to instrumentation/measurement)||1-4|
|PHYS 5160||Fundamentals of Optics and Lasers||3|
|Remote Sensing Theory Courses|
|ASEN 5235||Introduction to Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing||3|
|ASEN 6265||Fundamentals of Spectroscopy for Optical Remote Sensing||3|
|ATOC 5560||Radiative Processes in Planetary Atmospheres||3|
|ECEN 5264||Electromagnetic Absorption, Scattering, and Propagation||3|
|GEOG 5093||Remote Sensing of the Environment||4|
|GEOG 5100||Special Topics: Geography (Advanced Remote Sensing)||1-4|
|PHYS 5150||Introductory Plasma Physics||3|