MASTER’S IN AVIATION SCIENCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Students can earn their master’s degree in aviation science in flexible 100% online courses.
Since classes are offered year-round, students can earn their master’s degree in approximately 1.5 years.
Each student receives job-placement assistance, including resume review, interview preparation and help finding job leads upon graduation.
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MASTER’S IN AVIATION SCIENCE course list
- Aviation Human Factors and Psychology
- Aviation Safety Management
- The Airway Transportation System
- Security for the Aviation Industry
- Aviation Logistics Management
- Aerospace Technology Development
MASTER’S IN AVIATION SCIENCE ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Operations and Management
Your journey into aviation science begins with the theories and essentials of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and their application in Accident Prevention Program Management. You will learn to design, implement, and manage an SMS at the organizational level.
Knowledge of this crucial component of air carrier organizational structure will be expounded with understanding of further operations, such as marketing, maintenance, policies, and communication within the organization. Use of a management simulation tool will empower you to make decisions regarding ground, flight, technical, and economic issues concerning multiple carrier operations. Logistics and transportation management skills will be developed in the context of the global industrial and economic system, resulting in a specialization for those desiring careers in this area. Aviation management implies understanding of human relations, and you will be developing effective methods of workforce planning, selection of candidates, retention, discipline, and the ethics surrounding staff hiring and development. Current information systems utilized for effective management will be explored and implemented, and strategic decision making will be practiced in light of the evolving industry.
Technology and Security Development
TThese courses provide you with an understanding of the history of the industry, from the first balloon flights to the sophisticated aircraft and space travel of modern times.
An emphasis on security and application of management principles for best practice equips you with the knowledge to identify and analyze security risks, mitigate damage, and plan for emergency response. You will learn about the legal framework under which the aviation industry operates, and also how to identify crucial components which impact current operations. With an emphasis on management, you will gain understanding of how to balance the needs of security, cost effectiveness, and communication between various agencies.
Modern Aviation Systems
Studying the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will equip you with knowledge of the functions, roles, and status of these organizations within the industry.
Requirements and responsibilities in the management and methods of airport development, operation, and business matters are explored in the context of modern technology, as students learn about the systems utilized in current aviation operations. Airborne electronics communication, navigational systems, and effectiveness of flight simulation training systems will be examined, with a focus on current research and development.
Contemporary Issues and Trends in Aviation
This interactive course invites student discussion of matters pertaining to components, characteristics, scope, and economic significance as it applies to a range of aviation industries.
You will apply the knowledge of the industry that you have gained toward analyzing current research and literature reviews, to assist you in evaluating the effect of current trends on matters such as regulation, staffing shortages, marketing and competition, and environmental control.
Successful completion of this degree will prepare you for a career as a Transportation Manager. As a transportation manager, your job responsibilities may include the following:
- Administrative Manager
- Business Administrator
- Business Manager
- Manufacturing Coordinator
- Operations Manager
- Production Control Manager
- Production Manager
- Project Manager
It is also expected that you will apply your knowledge of human psychology, safety and security, logistics, and modern technology within the aviation industry.
The median annual salary for a transportation manager is over $90,000, and the demand for this position is projected to increase by 5% to 9% over the next decade. The industries which most tend to hire for this position are Transportation, Warehousing and Wholesale Trade. Governmental agencies which hire individuals with this degree include the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the National Transportation Safety Board.
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