Remote Sensing, Graduate Certificate

Remote sensing is the measurement of information by a recording device that is not in physical contact with the object being measured. In practice, remote sensing is the utilization at a distance (as from aircraft, space shuttle, spacecraft, satellite, or ship) of any device for gathering information about the environment. The term remote sensing is most often applied to terrestrial and weather observations but can be applied to planetary environments and astronomy. Remote sensing is applicable to many other situations, including land-use change, pollution tracking, land-use and planning, transportation systems, and military observation.

The online Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing aims to make education and training in remote sensing available to adult and professional students. The remote sensing certificate program seeks to produce students who are well versed in remote sensing theory, who have hands-on exposure to remote sensing software and hardware, and who have learned how to extract pertinent data from remotely sensed data sets. This six-course certificate program seeks to provide students with the necessary skills and understanding to apply remote sensing knowledge competently and effectively in a variety of areas.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Courses

RMS 5105Fundamentals of Remote Sensing3
RMS 6110Digital Image Processing3

Remote Sensing Electives

Complete four of the following:12
Technology, Operations, and Requirements for Drones, Helicopters, and Airplanes
Geographic Information Systems for Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing and Global Change
Introduction to Radar and LIDAR Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing of Vegetation
Remote Sensing for Archaeology
Remote Sensing for Disaster Management
Automated Feature Extraction for the Geospatial Professional
Spectroscopic Image Analysis
Photogrammetry and GPS
Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required