This certificate provides students 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.
The program is open to new and current degree-seeking engineering, math and sciences students. This certificate is not available to non-matriculated students.
Additional certificate information can be found in the department's Space Weather and Applications 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.
- Be a matriculated graduate student at CU Boulder in an engineering, math or science department.
- Submission of application form. Please visit the AES Certificates webpage for more details.
Required Courses and Credits
Students must complete 12 hours of graduate-level coursework with grades of B or better in each course. Students are required to complete ASEN 5335 and three elective courses as specified in the list below. At least one course must be from outside the student's home department.
Students also pursuing other graduate certificates cannot use the same courses to count for both certificates.
|ASEN 5335||Aerospace Environment||3|
|Tier 1 Foundational Electives 1,2|
|Lidar Remote Sensing|
|Astrophysical and Space Plasmas|
|Introductory Plasma Physics|
|Introduction to Magnetospheres|
|Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Dynamics|
|Introduction to Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing|
|Tier 2 Concentration/Focus Electives 2|
|Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems|
|Space Life Sciences|
|Fundamentals of Spectroscopy for Optical Remote Sensing|
Design & Instrumentation
|Space Habitat Design|
|Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design|
|Mission Design and Development for Space Sciences|
Radiative Processes & Atmosphere Coupling
|Radiative and Dynamical Processes|
|Radiative Processes in Planetary Atmospheres|
Electromagnetics & Plasma
|Intermediate Plasma Physics|
|Introduction to Statistical Learning|
|Data Assimilation in High Dimensional Dynamical Systems|
Selected Topics 3
|Topics in Planetary Science|
|Special Topics in Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences 2|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Students are required to meet each course’s prerequisites, though exceptions can be made by course instructors.
If cross-listed in the student’s home department, a course cannot count as the outside course within the certificate.
For courses with rotating topics, a particular offering must be on a topic relevant to space weather in order to count for this certificate. These courses will need approval from the program director.