The International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France, and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., are partnering to offer a graduate certificate in space systems engineering that can lead to a master’s degree, the schools announced Nov. 17.

“This program will allow experienced professionals to combine a robust technical education in space systems design and development with a holistic understanding of systems engineering principles, all in an international environment,” Wiley Larson, a former ISU head of engineering who now serves as deputy dean and director of the space systems engineering program at Stevens, said in a statement.

Applications are due Dec. 17 and the first online class is scheduled to begin Jan. 24, 2011, according to a press release.

The announcement follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding earlier this year outlining areas of collaboration between the two schools.