Free 2018 International Student Handbook
Program：Earth & Atmospheric Science
Earth & Atmospheric Science
Lassonde School of Engineering
Fall, Winter and Summer
Full-Time and Part-Time
Specialize in one of these streams: Atmospheric Science, Geomatics Science or Space Science. Atmospheric Science explores meteorology from the turbulent micro-scale to the large synoptic-scale weather systems. Geomatics Science delivers the knowledge and skills to work with terrestrial, aerial and space-observing platforms. Space Science explores the near-Earth space environment, as well as other planets.
What You’ll Learn
Atmospheric Science explores meteorology from the turbulent micro scale to the large synoptic scale weather systems. In our program, you will learn how we use computer models to forecast the weather and will develop a deeper understanding of the processes that drive severe weather, climate and climate change. You can top off your degree with a Certificate in Meteorology.
In Geomatics Science (formerly Earth Science), you will study about modern geophysics, Earth’s gravity field, satellite geodesy, reference systems, plus surveying and mapping with emphasis in the areas of geospatial science and applications. Our program provides you the knowledge and skills to work with terrestrial, aerial and space observing platforms. Add depth to your degree with a certificate in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.
Space Science explores the near Earth space environment as well as other planets. You will learn how to investigate and establish new satellite programs for optical aeronomy, dynamics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere and monitoring the recovering ozone layer.
Some Courses You’ll Take
· Geophysics and Space Science
· Cloud Physics and Radar Meteorology
· Numerical Weather Prediction
· Climate and Climate Change
· Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
· Global Positioning Systems
· Image Processing for Remote Sensing andPhotogrammetry
· Space Mission Design
Chinese High School
· Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
o Successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of student
· Grade 12 physics
· Grade 12 math
· The following course(s) are also recommended:
o Grade 12 chemistry
Chemistry is highly recommended for the Atmospheric Science and the Space Science streams.
· GIS Analyst
· Cadastral Land Surveyor
· Earth/atmospheric science researcher
· Mission designer
· Payload designer
· Planetary scientist
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