COURSES


SPACE RESOURCES CORE COURSES

Space Resources Fundamentals
Overview of the space resources field, including the current knowledge of available resources in the Solar System, extraction and utilization systems under development, economic and technical feasibility studies, legal and policy issues, and space exploration architectures that may be enabled by utilizing extraterrestrial resources.
3.0 credit hours

Space Systems Engineering
Systems engineering course with focus on In Situ Resources Utlization (ISRU) technologies, from spacecraft design to mission architectures relying on space resources.
3.0 credit hours

Space Resources Design Project I
Team design project of a space-mission architecture enabled by space resources and utilizing ISRU components. Working with experts from space agencies and commercial entities, the outcome of these projects will be relevant to public exploration goals and private-industry needs.
2.0 credits hours

Space Resources Design Project II
Team design project of a space-mission architecture enabled by space resources and utilizing ISRU components. Working with experts from space agencies and commercial entities, the outcome of these projects will be relevant to public exploration goals and private-industry needs.
3.0 credit hours

Space Resources Graduate Seminar
Presentation and discussion of original research work and developing technologies in current topics in the space resources field by faculty members, guest experts, and students.
1.0 credit hour (first semester)

Advanced Engineering Analysis
Advanced mathematical and numerical methods commonly used to solve engineering problems.
3.0 credit hours

     

ENGINEERING & SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION AREAS

  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Antennas and Remote Communications
  • Planetary Geology and Geophysics
  • Metallurgy and Materials
  • Mining Technology
  • Drilling Systems
  • Geomechanics
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Engineering
  • Underground Construction and Tunneling
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Mineral Economics

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