Space Resources Requirements

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The Space Resources program will be geared toward supporting college graduates or professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and skills into the exploration and utilization of resources in space.  The program will focus on learning the core knowledge in this field and developing design practices in the identification, extraction, processing, and responsible use of available resources in the Solar System.

Start this Fall 2017 with the Space Resources Fundamentals course (with synchronous distance-learning options available). These 3 credit hours and any courses taken in Spring 2018 may be applied toward your desired degree, as the program is implemented in Fall 2018. Once this happens, Mines will grant the following certificates and degrees:

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Complete a total of 12 credit hours with 9 credit hours from Space Resources core courses (Space Resources Fundamentals, Space Systems Engineering, Space Resources Design I, and the Space Resources Seminar) and 3 credit hours of elective courses from the Engineering and Science Specialization areas.

Master of Science Degree (Non-Thesis)
Complete a total of 30 credit hours with all 15 credit hours of Space Resources core courses and 15 additional technical electives from the Engineering and Science Specialization areas.

Master of Science Degree (Thesis) and Doctorate (Ph.D.)
Qualified students interested on pursuing research in space resources through a master's or Ph.D. program in collaborating departments at Mines are encouraged to apply.  All Space Resources core courses will be counted as technical electives toward the degree.

First complete our Space Resources Program Interest Form to let us know your particular interests. Then, apply as a graduate non-degree student at Colorado School of Mines. Once you have completed the simple application process, you can enroll in the Fall 2017 Space Resources Fundamentals course. Classes begin on August 21, 2017.

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