Graduate Certificate in International Security and Aerospace Systems

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering are offering a 12-credit hour graduate certificate program in International Security and Aerospace Systems. The interdisciplinary program exposes students to topics in international security, military gaming and modeling, and aerospace systems. Students will obtain technical knowledge of aerospace systems within the context of international security to understand many of the social, political, technical, and policy issues facing the world today. The objective of the certificate is to offer students a nuanced understanding of the strategic implications of aerospace systems and emerging technologies. 

Certificate Requirements

  • Twelve hours of coursework in International Affairs and Aerospace Engineering
  • For students enrolled as a master’s or a doctoral student, courses used in a certificate also may be used to satisfy requirements in the student's major degree program, unless otherwise designated by the academic unit offering the certificates
  • A course may not be counted towards more than one certificate
  • All courses counting toward the certificate must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and be completed with a grade of C or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for the certificate

Required Courses

  • INTA 6103 International Security 
  • AE 6393 Introduction to System of Systems Engineering - Principles of System Architecting, Simulation, & Analysis
  • AE 6394 System of Systems Engineering Applications

Pick One Elective Course

  • INTA 6014 Scenario Writing and Path Gaming
  • INTA 6742/CX 4232/CSE 6742 Modeling, Simulation, and Military Gaming

Admission Criteria

  • Official transcripts, including award of bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Admissions Instructions

For more information on admissions to the graduate certificate program, please visit the admissions instructions page