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Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing — Online

The Online Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing provides students with the necessary skills and understanding to apply remote sensing knowledge competently and effectively in a variety of areas.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Completion Time

6-12 months

Overview

Remote sensing is the measurement of information by a recording device that is not in physical contact with the object being measured. In practice, remote sensing is the utilization at a distance (as from aircraft, space shuttle, spacecraft, satellite, or ship) of any device for gathering information about the environment. The term "remote sensing" is most often applied to terrestrial and weather observations, but can be applied to planetary environments and astronomy. Remote sensing is applicable to many other situations including: land-use change, pollution tracking, land-use and planning, transportation systems, and military observation. The Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing aims to make education and training in remote sensing available to adult and professional students. A student earning a remote sensing certificate will be well versed in remote sensing theory, will have hands-on exposure to remote sensing software and hardware, and will learn how to extract pertinent data from remotely sensed datasets.

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Unique Features

  • Gain specialized knowledge in remote sensing to advance or change your career
  • Boost your earnings: graduate certificate holders receive an average 25-percent higher salary, according to the Washington Post
  • Explore your area of interest and leverage your graduate certificate as a gateway to a master’s degree

Program Objectives

  • Efficient and comprehensive six-course path to certificate
  • Gain hands-on exposure to remote sensing hardware and software
  • Online program provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

Core Courses

3.00
3.00

Remote Sensing Electives

Complete four of the following:

3.00
3.00
4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
1.004.00

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.

Winter 2021 Deadline
November 2, 2020International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 19, 2021)
December 7, 2020International in-country application complete (start date: January 19, 2021)
January 1, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: January 19, 2021)
February 12, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2021)
Spring 2021 Deadline
February 8, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
March 8, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: April 12, 2021)
May 14, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: May 24, 2021)
Summer 2021 Deadline
May 10, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
June 7, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021Domestic application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
Fall 2021 Deadline
July 19, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)
August 23, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)
September 7, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
October 18, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)

Student Body Profile

Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.

 

  • Where They Work

    • GE Aviation
    • Raytheon
    • CDM Smith
    • Bose Corporation
    • IBM
  • What They Do

    • Engineering
    • Operations
    • Business Development
    • Program and Project Management
    • Entrepreneurship
  • What They're Skilled At

    • Engineering
    • Project Management
    • AutoCAD
    • SolidWorks
    • Manufacturing

 

Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

Did You Know?

Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase (Washington Post, 2012).

 

Stackable Certificate:

This certificate can stack into the Homeland Security or Geospatial Services master's degrees.

Did You Know?

The Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing builds on Northeastern's expertise in experiential learning, connecting students to our Global Network of more than 3,200+ employer partners and 245,000 alumni. 

From Our Alumni

"Learning from such smart, thoughtful, and supportive practitioners is truly inspiring, and I am confident that they will help make my dream of serving my country a reality." — Christine Doucette, Current Student

Did You Know?

Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase.