Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing

Campus Locations Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 18
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements No

Overview

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. A student earning a Remote Sensing Certificate will be well versed in remote sensing theory, will have hands-on exposure to remote sensing software and hardware, and will learn how to extract pertinent data from remotely sensed datasets. This six-course certificate program provides students with the necessary skills and understanding to apply remote sensing knowledge competently and effectively in a variety of areas. 


Curriculum

Core Courses (6 q.h.)

RMS 5105 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 3 q.h.
RMS 6110 Digital Image Processing 3 q.h.


Required Elective Courses (12 q.h.)

Complete four of the following courses:

RMS 6220 Geographic Information Systems for Remote Sensing Applications 3 q.h.
RMS 6230 Remote Sensing and Global Change 3 q.h.
RMS 6240 Introduction to Radar and LiDAR Remote Sensing 3 q.h.
RMS 6250 Remote Sensing of Vegetation 3 q.h.
RMS 6260 Remote Sensing for Archeology 3 q.h.
RMS 6270 Remote Sensing for Disaster Management 3 q.h.
RMS 6280 Automated and Assisted Feature in Extraction Techniques 3 q.h.
RMS 6290 Spectroscopic Image Analysis  3 q.h. 
RMS 6292 Photogrammetry and GPS  3 q.h. 


Total Quarter Hours: 18


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,692.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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