IIAS Professional Certificate in Applied Astronautics

$17,995.00

The only program of its type in the world, the Professional Credential in Applied Astronautics is awarded by the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences to students interested in a career in astronautics and related sciences. It is a 30-credit immersive professional education program currently under accreditation process enabling publishable, peer-reviewed scientific research in the fields of aeronomy, bioastronautics, mission design, space flight operations, and science education.


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Summary:

The only program of its type in the world, the Professional Credential in Applied Astronautics is awarded by the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences to students interested in a career in astronautics and related sciences. It is a 30-credit immersive professional education program enabling publishable, peer-reviewed scientific research in the fields of aeronomy, bioastronautics, mission design, space flight operations, and science education. Tuition, including textbooks and room and board for select courses, starts at $17,995.

Tuition Costs:

The IIAS Applied Astronautics Credential is designed to be completed in 12-months of intensive study. Those accepted for candidacy will consult with their faculty advisor and must select their concentrations of study by 15 January or by 15 July of the year when they wish to start their studies. Tuition includes 30 credits of academic instruction including a thesis and three research field campaigns of the students choice. Books and graduation materials are included.

 
Base Tuition and Fees: $17995
AST 101: Fundamentals of Astronautics Included
EDU 101: Citizen-Science Research Methods Included
AST 199: Thesis Included
Select Two Academic Concentrations:
Aeronomy (AER 101 and AER 102) included
Bioastronautics: IVA (BIO 101 and EVA 101) included
Science Education (EDU 102 and EDU 103) included
Space Flight Operations (OPS 101 and OPS 102) (Groton CT) +$2000
Bioastronautics: EVA (EVA 101 and one of EVA 102 or EVA 103) (Flagstaff, AZ) +$1800
Select Three Citizen-Science Campaigns:
AER 103: Airborne Noctilucent Cloud Tomography (Yellowknife, NWT) Included
BIO 103: Microgravity Space Suit Evaluation (Ottawa, ON) Included
OPS 104: Astrodynamics and Mission Simulation (Groton, CT) Included
BIO 104: Post-Landing Space Suit Evaluation (Requires Space Flight Operations Concentration) (Groton, CT) Included
EVA 104: Gravity-Offset EVA Space Suit Evaluation (Requires Bioastronautics EVA Concentration) (Montreal, QC) Included
EDU 104: Space Leadership Development Course (Flagstaff, AZ) Included
Optional Services:
PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Qualification +$1500
Nomex Flight Suit +$295

Please account for transportation expenses to the field research campaign locations. Lodging is included for the following field campaigns: AER 103, EVA 102, EVA 103, and EDU 104. BIO 102, BIO 104, OPS 104, BIO 103, and AST 101 do not include lodging. Here is a list with the anticipated expense of lodging for each course:

  • BIO 102, BIO 104, OPS 104 (Groton, CT., $250 each)
  • BIO 103 (Ottawa, Ontario, $250)
  • AST 101  (Melbourne FL, $400)

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