Aerospace Satellites, Radars, and Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate Programs

Updated: Jan 18, 2024
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Aerospace remote sensing is a relatively new specialist area of geographic and communications technology application. It combines information technology with engineering in a complex and constantly evolving area.

This graduate certificate brings all these skills into one qualification as a bridge for graduates from sometimes different yet interrelated areas.

What Are the Online Aerospace Satellites, Radars, and Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate Requirements?

Prospective students seeking entry onto such a graduate certificate will need to demonstrate that they hold certain prerequisites:

  • An accredited bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related
  • A GPA of 3.0 or greater on the 4.0 scale
  • Transcript copies are required as proof
  • Prerequisite courses: Calculus 1, 2, and 3; Physics 1, 2; and Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Some colleges may request a statement of purpose and/or a resume
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for international applicants from where English is not the sole official language. TOEFL, PTEA, and IELTS are typically the most accepted

What Types of Classes are Included in the Aerospace Satellites, Radars, and Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate Curriculum?

Enrolling in a graduate certificate in this area means completing a range of curriculum courses. These include:

  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Communication
  • Microwave Theory and Component Design
  • Radar Systems and Design
  • AI for Radar and Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Data Analysis

What Types of Careers Can I Pursue with an Aerospace Satellites, Radars, and Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate?

This area bridges engineering, remote sensing, information science, and geographic data surveying:

  • Aerospace Engineer: Researching and developing civil or military craft, satellites, or individual parts
  • CAD Technician: Creating digital technical plans and images (sometimes 3D designs too) for whole systems or parts used in any aerospace project
  • GIS Administrator: Overseeing GIS (geographic information systems), responsible for administering the data, organizing, and working with databases that hold it
  • Data Scientist: Applications here include geographic data, weather forecasting, climatology, and atmospheric data, depending on your other qualifications and experience
  • Electronic Engineer: Designing, developing, and manufacturing of electronic equipment. In this case for a range of aerospace products and projects
  • Automotive Engineering: As motor vehicles now utilize geographic and satellite data for things like navigation, this is a vast area for your skills
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer: Many of these systems have complex instruments that require a deep understanding with specialist engineers

Aerospace Satellites, Radars, and Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate Programs List

Interested in an aerospace satellites, radars, and remote sensing graduate certificate program? Check out our listings below to find a traditional, online, or hybrid program near you.


Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, COOnline - Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate
University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, CORemote Sensing Graduate Certificate


Northeastern UniversityBoston, MAOnline - Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing


Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PAOnline - Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

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