Apply for Graduate Certificate in Space Environment (OpenUnis)

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Space Environment

OUA graduate certificate

Explore the science and business of the space industry and discover its challenges and opportunities.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Space Environment (OpenUnis)
  • Duration


    1 year part-time
  • Credit


  • Location


    Open Universities Australia
Course outline

Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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Course outline



The space industry covers many sectors, including engineering, manufacturing, science, remote operations, mining and health.

This course will introduce you to the concepts and techniques used to explore the solar system, which forms the basis of the space industry. You will start with space science and exploration, then examine technical and strategic aspects of the growing industry.

Prior knowledge of, or experience in, space-related environments is not required to study this course. This graduate certificate is suitable for anyone who is working or interacting with industries such as resources, finance, science or others, and would like to gain a better understanding of the space industry.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course will deepen your knowledge of space and prepare you for a career in the space industry.

What jobs can the Space Environment course lead to?


  • Space engineer
  • Space mission planner
  • Space scientist
  • Space researcher
  • Space policymaker


  • Space
  • Science innovation

What you'll learn

  • That they can describe the parts of the solar system, the radiation environment, and explain how these properties are determined
  • Recognise the innovations of science for space industry growth
  • The ability to select appropriate datasets/imagery and software to analysis, transform and present findings in ways that are suitable to a range of audiences
  • An awareness of international best practice in solar system exploration and earth observation
  • Recognition of Indigenous knowledge of the sky
  • A competency in interaction with space agencies, project development, mission planning, and operations

Why study Space Environment

Leading research

Our Space Science and Technology Centre is home to the largest planetary research group in the Southern Hemisphere.

Top 1%

Curtin ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022).

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.


This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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  • Curtin course code: OC-SPACE
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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