Industry and government professionals who want to update their knowledge, advance in their careers, or develop a new specialty can select from three graduate certificates.
Each certificate requires 12 to 15 credit hours of coursework, including mandatory and elective classes. Graduate certificates are available in:
Small Satellite Engineering: 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. Projects transition theory into engineering practice in satellite and ground station engineering.
Advanced Networking Protocols for Telecommunications: Provides an in-depth understanding of advanced protocols used in a variety of telecommunications networks.
Telecommunications Forensics and Security: Provides an in-depth understanding of security and forensics as they apply to networks and digital storage media. Analyzing digital evidence, intrusion forensics and network analysis are integral components of the certificate.
For information about the Small Satellite Engineering certificate, email the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or call 703-993-1569.
For the other certificates, email the Telecommunications program or call 703-993-3810.