Education

Space Curricula at Georgia Tech

With a range of space-related courses, certificates, minors, and degrees, Georgia Tech offers an interdisciplinary range of opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in space sciences, policy, or industry.

Academic Schools

Many of Georgia Tech’s academic units have space-related courses. Here is a partial listing of schools at Georgia Tech that have space content offered within their curricula.

Space-Related Online Programs

Many of Georgia Tech’s Schools provide distance and remote learning options for off-site students and professionals. For more information about Professional Education at Georgia Tech, see https://pe.gatech.edu/.

Distance Learning Masters Degrees

These space-related academic programs provide a distance learning Masters Degree option:

Aerospace Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Professional Certificates

GTPE offers over 50 professional certificates in a range of high-demand subject areas in STEM and business leadership including power systems, defense technology, advanced problem solving, cybersecurity, and many more. Learners who complete GTPE’s certificate programs, which consist of a series of courses, earn a professional certificate. This credential shows that recipients have developed in-depth expertise in highly specialized fields.

Certificates

Certificates provide another option for Georgia Tech students who are interested in taking space-related courses. Certificates can introduce students to topics that share a common theme can and provide a focus to enhance a major or degree program. Some of Georgia Tech’s space-related certificates are conveniently provided below:

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

The Georgia Tech Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program

is part of an initiative linking the Georgia Tech Schools of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. An embedded Astrobiology Certificate expands opportunities for students in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology and forges links between astrobiology research at Georgia Tech, mission technology, and science communication.

Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate

This embedded Remote Sensing Certificate has applications from astronomy and weather, to security-enhancing sensors and collision avoidance radars. Related Programs: Earth and Atmospheric SciencesChemistry and BiochemistryAerospace EngineeringElectrical and Computer EngineeringCivil and Environmental Engineering, and City Planning.

Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate

This embedded Remote Sensing Certificate has applications from astronomy and weather, to security-enhancing sensors and collision avoidance radars. Related Programs: Earth and Atmospheric SciencesChemistry and BiochemistryAerospace EngineeringElectrical and Computer EngineeringCivil and Environmental Engineering, and City Planning.

This International Security and Aerospace Systems Certificate

is an interdisciplinary certificate for graduate and post-baccalaureate professionals studying on a non-degree basis. Courses explore the intersection of international security, military gaming and modeling, and aerospace systems, and provide students with technical knowledge of aerospace systems and an understanding of relevant political and strategic context. Related Programs: Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs.

Space Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Space Entrepreneurship Certificate program expands opportunities for students in the field of ‘space entrepreneurship’ and forges innovative links between different communities conducting space research at Georgia Tech, including space technology, space science, space policy and business entrepreneurship. Related Programs: College of EngineeringCollege of Liberal ArtsCollege of Business.

Undergraduate

In addition to traditional majors, there are many options for undergraduate students to explore space-related courses at Georgia Tech.

Aerospace Engineering Minor

This Aerospace Engineering Minor is for undergraduate students who are not majoring in aerospace engineering. Related Programs: Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Astrophysics Certificate

This embedded Astrophysics Certificate for non-physics majors allows for the study of astrophysics-related topics such as relativity, cosmology, atomic physics, and astrophysics. Related Programs: Physics.