“With ships or sails built for heavenly winds, some will venture into that great vastness”

Johannes Kepler, Letter to Galileo

SPRING 2020 Course Offerings

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Graduate Programs

Space Systems

Students enrolled in this Certificate Program will study the processes and methods to design spacecraft. This program is guides students through the fundamentals of systems engineering as applied to space systems. Students will gain an understanding of development of space …

Space Science, Technology, and Engineering

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will establish a foundation in space systems, integrated design methodologies, and interdisciplinary engineering sciences. This program guides students through identifying trends, requirements, develop strategies, and implement innovative solutions driven by technological advancements to …

Space Science Education

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will study the evolving contemporary issues in education that impacts research, policy, and practice. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes collaboration, investigation of novel educational systems and capacity building in space …

Space Science

Students enrolled in this Certificate Program will study the challenges of addressing evolutionary systems for multigenerational success in space settlements. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the balance of dynamic processes to enable life to flourish in space, …

Space Philosophy and Theory

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will study and explore such questions as: What should be the philosophical foundation for the future of humans in space? What beliefs and values will drive humans in space settlements? What are the …

Space Infrastructure and Sustainable Exploration

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will investigate technologies to develop space infrastructure and sustainable exploration of the solar system and beyond. This program is designed to guide students through methodologies of building space infrastructure, remote sensing, space science, …

Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will study the economic drivers of sustainable space settlement and commercialization of space exploration addressing industry opportunities. This program examines exploration enterprises in development, launch, operations and disposal to develop mechanisms to drive …

Space Architecture

Students enrolled in this Certificate Program will study the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. This program is designed to guide students through architectural design of humans living and working environments in space. Students …

Leadership, Policy, and Governance

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will study and analyze evolving challenges in the private/public space programs and policy perspectives, social structures, and governance models. Students will survey existing international legal and regulatory frameworks for space activities and establish …

Human Factors for Space Settlement

Students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate program will examine human factors for space settlement, take into consideration the unique challenges posed by long-term space travel and human habitability in the hazardous space environment. This program is designed to familiarize students …

Cosmic Intelligence and Information Systems

Students enrolled in this certificate program will study the information systems that govern the cosmos. This program is designed to guide students to use data to improve our understanding of the universe to support space settlement. In addition to evaluating …