Graduate Certificate Program
Certificate in Astronautical Engineering
The Certificate in Astronautical Engineering is designed for practicing engineers and scientists who enter space-related fields and/or who want to obtain training in specific space-related areas. Students enroll as limited-status students; they must apply and be admitted to the Certificate program after completion of no more than 9 units of required course work. The required course work consists of four 3-unit courses.
For a complete list of required courses, please see the USC Catalogue for the Astronautical Engineering Certificate.
Credit for classes may be applied toward the M.S. or Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering should the student decide later to pursue an advanced degree. In order to be admitted to the M.S. program, the student should maintain a B average or higher in courses for the Certificate and must satisfy all normal admission requirements. All courses for the Certificate must be taken at USC.
Most classes are available through the USC Distance Education Network (DEN).