MASTER OF AVIATION SCIENCE
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 as part of their master's in aviation studies.
Students of the masters in aviation degree will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program by completing a required Capstone Project in their last academic term. This course is only offered online.
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.
MASTER OF AVIATION SCIENCE
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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.
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.
These 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.
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.
Graduates of the Masters in Aviation Science degree may qualify for entry-level positions in transportation, logistics and airport/transportation safety. Graduates with in-field experience may assume greater responsibility beyond an entry-level position within the aviation industry. According to O*Net OnLine, employment for these types of positions is expected to grow in California by 14% by 2026.