George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Small Satellite Engineering, Graduate Certificate

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Nguyen Engineering Building, 3100
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-1569

Email: ece@gmu.edu

Program Overview

This certificate provides a broad understanding of small satellite missions and operations and of technologies for spacecraft design and engineering including satellite bus, hardware and software systems, and communications. A two-semester hands-on project course is included to transition theory into engineering practice in satellite and ground station engineering. Course work for the graduate certificate can be used for credit toward the master's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Systems Engineering. As satellite technology is evolving rapidly, the adoption of CubeSats for complex missions has gained widespread approval and is stimulating a transformation of the entire industry. The certificate's primary purpose is to provide a well-defined body of information for students who want to advance or update their knowledge in CubeSat technologies.

For more information see the Small Satellite Engineering Certificate brochure and go to catalog.gmu.edu.

Opportunities

As satellite technology is evolving rapidly, the adoption of CubeSats for complex missions has gained widespread approval and is stimulating a transformation of the entire industry. The certificate's primary purpose is to provide a well-defined body of information for students who want to advance or update their knowledge in CubeSat technologies, but who do not necessarily wish to complete requirements for the master's degree.

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