The Master’s Degree in Aviation Science will offer aviation professionals such as flight crewmembers, air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers, maintenance technicians, and airport and airline management personnel the opportunity to significantly enhance their knowledge of the aviation community and aerospace industry and help them to pursue exciting and more challenging careers. This degree will prepare the student for a beyond entry-level career in aviation.
MASTER’S DEGREE IN AVIATION SCIENCE DESCRIPTION
Designed for aviation professionals, the Master’s Degree in Aviation Science offers a rigorous, broad-based curriculum for students to gain a mastery of the aviation field. Students will complete technical aviation coursework that will include intensive analysis of airway transportation systems, airport operations, aerospace communication systems, aerospace logistics, aircraft simulation, advanced crew resource management procedures, aerospace systems safety, and advanced security and safety program management. Students of the Master’s Degree in Aviation Science will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program by completing a required Capstone Project in the last semester.
The Master’s Degree in Aviation Science provides a unique learning experience for aviation industry professionals. By combining a variety of aviation and aerospace courses, the program will enable graduates to broaden their knowledge of the aviation industry, and understand relevant theories and principles of aerospace and their application to real-world situations in the aviation industry. Graduates will be skilled in advanced research and formal writing techniques and will become more versatile within the aviation industry.
To receive a Master’s Degree in Aviation Science students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|AVIATION SCIENCE COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS)|
|Aviation Human Factors and Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Aviation Safety Program Management||3.0 credit hours|
|The Airway Transportation System||3.0 credit hours|
|Aerospace Communication Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Aerospace Simulation Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Aerospace Technology Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Contemporary Issues and Trends in Aviation||3.0 credit hours|
|AVIATION SCIENCE ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDIT HOURS)|
|Aviation Logistics Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Airfield Operations and Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Security for the Aviation Industry||3.0 credit hours|
|Airline Operations and Management||3.0 credit hours|
|AVIATION CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)|
|Aviation Graduate Capstone Course||3.0 credit hours|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE||
36 CREDIT HOURS