Remote sensing refers to a means of investigating the properties of a target using measurements made at some distance from the target. Applications range from astronomy and environmental to medical radiography, automotive collision avoidance, and security-enhancement. In the past three decades, sensing of the Earth and its atmosphere has increased substantially to address climate change and global pollution concerns and to enable increasingly sophisticated weather and earthquake forecasting and oil and gas surveying capabilities.
Graduate students from across several schools in both the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences may acquire this certificate, based on a curriculum of fundamentals and applications of remote sensing, as well as electives in physics and data analysis methods.
See Certificate Program in Remote Sensing for more information.