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Certificate in Space Systems

 

Space Systems Certificate Program (SS)

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 1 Year

Starts: Fall/Spring

Curriculum #273

 Program Overview

Space assets are essential to modern warfare. The Space Systems Certificate provides the foundation to understanding the integration of space capabilities across combined armed forces, involving networks, sensors, and weapons. The certificate course sequences covers MILSATCOM, remote sensing, physics of the space environment, and orbitology, providing knowledge, and insight to exploit the combat advantage provided by current and future space-based resources.

Knowledge and analytical skills acquired in the program will prepare students to advocate USN/DoD interests in significant National Security Space Organizations, drive participation in joint processes for space system architecture and requirements development, prioritize the resources necessary to formulate and defend operational requirements for space, and engage in partnerships with other military services and agencies, such as the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and Defense Information Service Agency (DISA), to achieve naval space goals.

Students who complete the certificate will be awarded the 6206-L Space Systems Operations subspecialty code.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

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 Curriculum

  • SS3011 - Space Technology and Applications
  • PH3052 - Physics of Space and Airborne Sensor Systems
  • SS3613 - Military Satellite Communications
  • PH2514 - Introduction to the Space Environment

 Eligibility and Prerequisites

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Enlisted Personnel

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate Degree, with completion of college level algebra 2, and college level physics (Electricity and Magnetism emphasis)

 Tuition

$2000 per student/course.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:
CED3Bursar@nps.edu

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at SSCertProg@nps.edu.

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please email the CED3 Student Coordinator at CED3StudCoord@nps.edu.

 NPS Follow-on Resident Programs:

Space Systems Operations - Resident Degree Program (Curriculum 366)

The Space Systems Operations curriculum prepares the graduate to plan and manage military space systems and to develop the necessary requirements, strategy, and doctrine. Students will gain knowledge of and appreciation for military opportunities in space and acquire the practical and theoretical skills required for the execution of space-based operations. Included are both the space-based and terrestrial components of military systems employed for communications, surveillance, navigation, electronic warfare and environmental sensing.

Space Systems Engineering - Resident Degree Program (Curriculum 591)

The Space Systems Engineering program provides officers, through graduate education, with a comprehensive scientific and technical knowledge of military and Navy space systems. This curriculum is designed to equip officers with the theoretical and practical skills required to design and integrate military space payloads with other spacecraft subsystems. Graduates will be prepared by their education to design, develop and manage the acquisition of space communications, navigation, surveillance, electronic warfare and environmental sensing systems.


 NPS Follow-on Distance Learning Program:

Space Systems Operations - Distance Learning Degree Program (Curriculum 316)

The Space Systems Operations curriculum prepares the graduate to plan and manage military space systems and to develop the necessary requirements, strategy, and doctrine. Students will gain knowledge of and appreciation for military opportunities in space and acquire the practical and theoretical skills required for the execution of space-based operations. Included are both the space-based and terrestrial components of military systems employed for communications, surveillance, navigation, electronic warfare and environmental sensing.

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