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Space Studies

American Public University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
2 months
Duration
370 USD/credit
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About

The graduate certificate in Space Studies at American Public University System explores critical space topics, including orbital mechanics, past and current space exploration endeavors, remote sensing, and the role of space in support of modern warfare.

Overview

This certificate in Space Studies offered by the American Public University System also teaches advanced laws of planetary motion and gravitation, and how to evaluate the political and commercial significance of national, international, and commercial space missions and joint operations. 

The curriculum for this online program was originally designed by former NASA astronaut and Dean of Science and Technology Dr. James Reilly, veteran of three shuttle missions and five spacewalks. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in space and aerospace in this 6-course space studies program.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Assess the laws of planetary motion and gravitation, illustrating the effects that gravity has on two-body mechanics.
  • Analyze spacecraft maneuvers including transfer orbits and rendezvous.
  • Distinguish organizations that are critical to the technological advance of the American space infrastructure.
  • Evaluate the political and commercial significance of major national and international space missions, projects, and operations.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods, and report such findings in a coherent manner (using both written text and graphics).
  • Appraise key factors and events that have shaped both the civilian and military exploration of space.
  • Explain various types of remote sensing applications and compare/contrast the capabilities and limitations of each.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods in Space Studies
  • Introduction to Space Studies
  • Introduction to Orbital Mechanics
  • Remote Sensing Satellites
  • Current and Emerging Space Powers
  • National Space Organization

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly

Language

English

Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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