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Master of Aeronautical Science

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Degree: Master of Aeronautical Science
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The field of aerospace is full of exciting potential and we can help you tap into it!

In the rapidly changing world of aviation and aerospace, industry professionals must do more than simply keep up — they need to take charge of their futures. In today's global workplace, a graduate-level education is becoming more and more critical in order to reach the upper levels of management. An advanced degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University can help you broaden your knowledge, diversify your talents, and give you an edge on the competitive playing field of aviation.

Students appreciate the MAS program's solid core of classes, partnered with a range of specialties that are tailored to individual interests. You'll master the tools needed in the development, manufacture, and operation of aircraft and spacecraft, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure that supports the industry.

From airport management to space operations, eight different specializations will take you deeper into your area of interest.

Degree Requirements
Core Courses:
CourseTitleCredits
ASCI 602The Air Transportation System3
ASCI 604Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
RSCH 665Statistical Analysis3
RSCH 670Research Methods3
Core Credits12
Areas of Specialization*
Choose at least one 12-credit-hour specialization. MAS students may complete courses leading to multiple specializations. Students wishing to complete multiple specializations must have 12 unduplicated credits in each of the specializations. Students must submit an evaluation request form to declare the desired specializations.
12

Electives / GCP
* For Specialization 1 – 7, the degree requirements are 36 semester hours. Dual specialization degree requirements vary depending on the specialization chosen. Specialization 8 degree requirements are 39 semester hours. Specialization 7 and 8 cannot be pursued as dual specializations.
ASCI 691Graduate Capstone Course3
Department of Aeronautics Graduate Courses (500-600 level). Students electing the Aviation/Aerospace Management Specialization may also use the following courses as electives: MGMT 642, MGMT 643, MBAA 514, MBAA 520, MBAA 523.9
Total Credits12
Total Degree Requirements*36-39

Specializations

Specialization 1
Aeronautics
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 509Advanced Aerodynamics3
ASCI 510Advanced Aircraft Performance3
ASCI 515Aviation/Aerospace Simulation System3
ASCI 516Applications in Crew Resource Management3
ASCI 517Advanced Meteorology3
ASCI 560Advanced Rotorcraft Operations3
ASCI 603Aircraft and Spacecraft Development3
ASCI 607Advanced Aircraft/Spacecraft Systems3

Specialization 2
Aviation / Aerospace Education Technology
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 514Computer-Based Instruction3
ASCI 515Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems3
ASCI 550Aviation Education Foundations3
ASCI 610Instructional Systems Design3
ASCI 614Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Curriculum Development3
ASCI 652Continuing Education-s Role in Aviation3
ASCI 654Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques3
ASCI 663Memory and Cognition3

Specialization 3
Aviation / Aerospace Management
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 609Aircraft Maintenance Management3
ASCI 612Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management3
ASCI 641Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
ASCI 642International Aviation Policy3
ASCI 643Management of Research & Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
ASCI 644Integrated Logistics in Aviation Management3
ASCI 645Airport Operations and Management3
ASCI 646Airline Operations and Management3

Specialization 4
Aviation / Aerospace Operations
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 515Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems3
ASCI 518Aviation/Aerospace Operations Research3
ASCI 560Advanced Rotorcraft Operations3
ASCI 603Aircraft and Spacecraft Development3
ASCI 606Air Traffic Control and the National Airspace System3
ASCI 617Airport Safety and Certification3
ASCI 620Air Carrier Operations3
ASCI 622Corporate Aviation Operations3
ASCI 623Aircraft Design and Development3

Specialization 5
Aviation / Aerospace Safety Systems
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 611Aviation/Aerospace System Safety3
ASCI 612Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management3
ASCI 615Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis3
ASCI 616Transportation Security3
ASCI 617Airport Safety and Certification3
ASCI 618Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management3
ASCI 634Aviation/Aerospace Psychology3

Specialization 6
Human Factors in Aviation Systems
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the preceding list of courses
ASCI 513Space Habitation and Life Support Systems3
ASCI 516Applications in Crew Resource Management3
ASCI 634Aviation/Aerospace Psychology3
ASCI 660Sensation and Perception3
ASCI 661Human-Computer Interaction3
ASCI 663Memory and Cognition3

Specialization 7
Space Studies
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete the previous four courses
ASCI 511Earth Observation and Remote Sensing3
ASCI 512Space Mission and Launch Operations3
ASCI 513Space Habitation and Life Support Systems3
ASCI 601Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration3

Specialization 8
Space Operations Management
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete the previous eight courses
ASCI 511Earth Observation and Remote Sensing3
ASCI 512Space Mission and Launch Operations3
ASCI 513Space Habitation and Life Support Systems3
ASCI 518Aviation/Aerospace Operations Research3
ASCI 521Aviation/Aerospace Information Management3
ASCI 601Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration3
ASCI 636Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Planning Systems3
ASCI 641Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3

Specialization 9
Unmanned Aerospace Systems
CourseTitleCredits
Students must complete the previous four courses
ASCI 530Unmanned Systems3
ASCI 531Robotics and Control3
ASCI 637Unmanned Systems Operations and Payload3
ASCI 638Human Factors in Unmanned Systems3
Careers

Career Areas

  • Accident Investigation/Prevention
  • Aircraft Crew Member
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Education/Instruction/Training
  • Ground Support Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Factors
  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Pilot
  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Spacecraft Operations
  • Technical Writing

Employers

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Air Services
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Defense Contractors
  • Federal Research Labs
  • Fixed Base Operators
  • Flight Schools
  • Government Agencies
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Transportation Industry

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