Aeronautical Science (AS)


AS 120  Principles of Aeronautical Science  3 Credits (3,0)

An introductory course in Aeronautical Science designed to provide the student with a broad-based aviation orientation in flight-related areas appropriate to all non-Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include historical developments in aviation and the airline industry; theory of flight; airport operations; aircraft systems and performance; elements of air navigation; basic meteorology theory; air traffic principles; flight physiology; and aviation regulations and safety. Not available to Aeronautical Science students, students with FAA pilot certificates, or students who have credit for AS 121.

AS 121  Private Pilot Operations  5 Credits (5,0)

This course develops the aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. Topics include: regulations, safety, pre-solo operations, cross-country planning, airspace, chart use, communications, weather, performance, weight and balance, aerodynamics, and decision-making. Students must register for the same section of AS 121 and ASC 101.
Corequisites: ASC 101.

AS 199  Special Topics in Aeronautical Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general aviation.

AS 220  Unmanned Aircraft Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth, and application of UASs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UASs with an emphasis on operations. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB students.

AS 220L  Basic UAS Application  1 Credit

This laboratory is an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight. Students will be exposed to UAS flight techniques, procedures, and methods for UAS operations. Students will apply vehicle specific knowledge to operate a UAS in normal and abnormal conditions. This lab is designed to complement AS 220.
Corequisites: AS 220.

AS 221  Instrument Pilot Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course develops aeronautical knowledge required for addition of an Instrument Airplane rating to a Private Pilot certificate. Topics include instrument flying regulations, safety, operations, navigation systems, chart use, weather, flight planning, decision-making, and crew resource management.
Prerequisites: AS 121.

AS 222  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Security  3 Credits (3,0)

Unmanned Aircraft System Security is a sophomore level seminar course focused on the concepts of UAS security and protection. Through a combination of instructor lead discussion, assigned readings, and projects students will examine the concepts of security engineering, vulnerability, and malicious attack. Students will formulate opinions and strategies for protecting systems and assets from danger while understanding the implications of ignoring security concerns.

AS 235  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Cross-Country Data Entry  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an understanding of the core technologies of unmanned aircraft systems. It will include examinations of the design concepts, powerplants, control systems, and communication technologies utilized in current unmanned aircraft systems and/or likely to be used in the next few years. Particular attention will be given to the technical capabilities, best applications, and operational best practices of cross-country flight planning for today's UASs. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB students.
Prerequisites: AS 121 and AS 220 Corequisites: AS 235L.

AS 235L  UAS Mission Planning  1 Credit

This laboratory is dedicated to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight planning techniques, procedures, and methods. Students will apply vehicle specific knowledge to create detailed flight plans and adhere to procedures. This lab is designed to complement AS 235.
Prerequisites: AS 220L Corequisites: AS 235.

AS 254  Aviation Legislation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety legislation, airport development, funding, legislation, and international aviation legislation.

AS 299  Special Topics in Aeronautical Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general aviation.

AS 309  Aerodynamics  3 Credits (4,0)

Students are provided with an opportunity to explore incompressible flow airfoil theory, wing theory. Topics center on calculation of stall speed, drag, basic performance criteria, configuration changes, high and low speed conditions, special flight conditions, and an introduction to compressible flow.
Corequisites: PS 104 or PS 160.

AS 310  Aircraft Performance  3 Credits (3,0)

Aerodynamic performance of aircraft powered by reciprocating, turboprop, or jet turbine engines. Additional topics address stability and control, weight and balance, and operating data.
Prerequisites: AS 309 and PS 104 or PS 160.

AS 311  Aircraft Engines - Turbine  3 Credits (3,0)

A comprehensive study of aircraft gas turbine engine fundamentals and theory at the technical level. Areas of study include background, types, variations, and applications; engine theory; construction and design; systems and accessories and representative engines.
Corequisites: PS 104 or PS 160.

AS 312  Ethics in Aviation Environment  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will introduce the student to decision making and sound business practice based on legal, ethical, moral, and statutory fundamentals. Students will be introduced to legal restraints and model professional rules pertaining to confidentiality and conflict of interest, as well as ethical and cultural issues such as competence and truthfulness as related to legal and aviation related professions. Emphasis will be on restraints placed on the decision-making process required of aviation and business professionals.

AS 315  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Robotics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course prepares students to integrate robotic technology into the hardware and software regimes of unmanned aviation. It will include examinations of control and system programming in the context of specific missions through guided discussions, simulation, and the operation of actual unmanned aircraft robotic systems. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB Students. Pre-Requisite: Junior Standing
Prerequisites: AS 220.

AS 321  Commercial Pilot Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course develops aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Commercial Pilot with Single and Multi-Engine Land ratings. Topics include multi-engine flying in VFR and IFR environments, including high altitude, night, winter, and mountain. Topics also include regulations, safety, weather, aerodynamics, weight and balance, performance, aircraft systems, navigation facilities, chart use, and decision-making.
Prerequisites: AS 221 and FA 121.

AS 322  Operational and Industrial Aspects of UAS  3 Credits (3,0)

The design, development and operational fielding of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial application. Strategies to increase viability through the use of practical assessment techniques: Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) interpretation; the descriptive analysis of outcomes that may improve longevity and profitability of commercial UAS applications. Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required for DB students only.
Prerequisites: AS 220 and COM 221.

AS 323  Crew Resource Management for UAS  3 Credits (3,0)

Principles of organizational behavior, interpersonal relationship skills, and critical behavioral dynamics used by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) crews. Information processing, Human Error, Communications Processes, Problem Solving, Workload Management, and Situational Awareness with particular attention given to dealing with teleoperation and automation in UAS application. Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required for DB students only.
Prerequisites: AS 220.

AS 340  Instructional Design in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

The application of the method of scientific inquiry to the process of instruction in aviation is presented. This means the systematic design of instruction, based on knowledge of the learning process, taking into account as many factors about the particular situation as possible. Special emphasis will be placed on examining instructional problems and needs in aviation, setting a procedure for solving them, and then evaluating the results.

AS 350  Domestic and International Navigation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will study FAR Part 121 domestic and flag regulations and evaluate their impact on long-range domestic and international flights. The student will be able to use ICAO, JAA, and FAA operational requirements and typical air carrier Ops SPECS to plan domestic and transoceanic flights. CBT simulation programs may be utilized as necessary to demonstrate actual flight scenarios. High-altitude airspace, navigation, and approach procedure chart interpretation will be examined in detail. Students will study and use the concepts of MNPS and RVSM airspace, dispatch procedures, ETOPS, ETP, driftdown, track messages, LRN accuracy checks, Oceanic Air Traffic Control clearances, international METARs and TAFs and emergencies and contingencies while on oceanic tracks. Communication systems requirements and methodology will be examined to include satellite, digital, and analog devices.
Prerequisites: AS 221 Corequisites: AS 310.

AS 356  Aircraft Systems and Components  3 Credits (3,0)

A comprehensive study of aircraft systems and components at the technical level. Areas of study include aircraft electrical, hydraulic, fuel, propeller, and auxiliary systems, including theory of operation, calculations, and related Federal Aviation Regulations. This course is not available for students who have received credit for the AMS systems course.
Prerequisites: PS 104 or PS 160.

AS 357  Flight Physiology  3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores aero- medical information. Topics include causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of flight environment disorders. Altitude effects, spatial disorientation, body heat imbalance, visual anomalies, and psychological factors are included as they relate to pilot performance and survival effectiveness. Daytona Beach Pre-Requisite: Sophomore standing.

AS 380  Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques  1 Credit (1,0)

A course in which students will discuss and develop short-term and long-term job and career goals, conduct career research using various University and Industry resources, prepare a personal job search portfolio, prepare resumes and letters of application, and gain insights and proficiency in interviewing skills so they are better prepared to enter the job market upon graduation. Students will participate in simulated interview scenarios, will be expected to correspond with at least one company, and will be involved in the evaluation of letters, resumes, and interviews. This course will be graded Pass/Fail. Pre-Requisite: Junior standing.

AS 384  European Aviation Appreciation  3 Credits (3,0)

An experiential, highly participatory course based around research at the great aviation museums of Europe. Students can expect to spend approximately three to four weeks (total) in London, Paris, and Munich studying European contributions to past and present aviation and aerospace achievements. If scheduling permits, visits to the Paris Air Show or the Farnborough Air Show are included. Integral to the course is understanding how the historical development of aviation was influenced by the unique culture of each country. AS 384 is offered in conjunction with the ERAU Study Abroad program.

AS 387  Crew Resource Management  3 Credits (3,0)

A course designed to develop a detailed understanding of the organizational behavior, interpersonal relationships skills, and other critical behavioral dynamics of professional flight crews. The history of CRM, CRM concepts of communication processes, problem solving, group dynamics, workload management, and situational awareness will be investigated. Aircraft incidents and accidents related to the evolution of CRM training programs and FAA regulations will be analyzed. Intrapersonal and psychomotor skills will be addressed as they relate to safe, legal, and efficient flight operations. This course is a capstone course for the AMS degree, flight AOC.
Prerequisites: AS 350 and PSY 101 and COM 221.

AS 390  Application of UAS Technology  3 Credits (3,0)

This course, through a combination of lectures and instructional laboratory, trains aspiring UAS operators to apply UAS technology to meet contemporary commercial objectives. The course includes education in geographic information systems, extracting payload data, imagery processing and synthesizing captured data to develop commercial products.
Prerequisites: AS 220.

AS 395L  UAS Disaster Relief Study Away Program  3 Credits (3,0)

Student will use the senseFly eBee and DJI Inspire 1 UAS to collect still and full motion imagery. During this cooperative education opportunity, students will gain a deeper understanding of the operational and coordination requirements associated with UAS in support of disaster relief operations. Student will have hands on experience employing unmanned aircraft systems to accomplish mission specific tasks. Through a combination of student centered learning, classroom lecture, simulation, and actual flight operations, students will learn how UAS can support local communities in need of disaster response from hazardous weather such as tornadoes. Students will also be exposed to hazardous weather forecasting as a result of teaming with the Weather/ Storm Chaser Study Away Program led by the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences.

AS 399  Special Topics in Aeronautical Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general aviation.

AS 402  Airline Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

A study of the scope and function of a major air carrier's organizational structure and the specific relationships of the operations department with those of marketing, maintenance, and safety are discussed. A study of corporate issues including the industry in general, market structure, certification, FAR Part 121 regulations, economic issues, mergers, corporate culture, and international topics will be included. From an operational perspective, topics include flight operations employment policies, domiciles, operating specifications, types of services provided, training, passenger considerations, decision making, communications, and pertinent FARs.

AS 403  Unmanned Sensing Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This is the capstone course of the Unmanned Aviation minor, aimed at giving students direct experience with the planning and effective conduct of complex missions involving the proper use of the complex sensing systems on unmanned aircraft. Through guided discussion and team effort, students will address complex mission assignments by determining the proper sensing system to use, assessing alternate courses of action, selecting and/or designing appropriate unmanned aircraft equipped with the sensing system appropriate to the mission, and by performing other tasks as required to achieve mission success. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB students.
Prerequisites: AS 220 and AS 235 and PS 104 or PS 160 Corequisites: AS 403L.

AS 403L  UAS Payload Application  1 Credit

This laboratory addresses advanced Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) application techniques and procedures. Students will work as a crew to complete operations focused of payload employment. This lab is designed to complement AS 403.
Prerequisites: AS 235L Corequisites: AS 403.

AS 405  Aviation Law  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will introduce the advanced student to the U.S. Constitution as well as to federal, state, and local statutes. The student will become familiar with case law and common law and develop an understanding of the chronological development of these laws and their application to aviation. The student will be introduced to civil law, including tort, product liability, contract, sales, secured credit, property, environmental, and labor laws. Criminal statutory law and government, airman, and operator rights and liabilities will also be studied, as well as international laws and conferences. Pre-Requisite: Junior Standing
Prerequisites: COM 221.

AS 408  Flight Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to assist the student in developing an attitude and philosophy for accident prevention and an awareness of major flight security issues. The course includes ideal and practical personal and organizational safety and security procedures and goals; safety philosophies; aircraft accident reports; human factors; principles of accident investigation, accident prevention programs, and accident statistics; current events; NTSB special studies; and the nature of accident/error chains. Pre-Requisite: Aeronautical Science Senior standing.

AS 410  Airline Dispatch Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This capstone course includes a review of pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations, navigation systems and procedures, manual flight planning, emergency and abnormal procedures, the general operating manual, aircraft systems and performance development, human factors, and practical dispatching applications.
Prerequisites: AS 310 Corequisites: WX 301 and AT 200 or AT 202.

AS 411  Jet Transport Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will provide the student with detailed knowledge of complete turbojet systems. The student will be exposed to complex air carrier aircraft systems and will conduct a detailed examination of the B-747-400. Air carrier procedures are examined from a crew member's operational perspective.
Prerequisites: AS 356.

AS 412  Corporate and Business Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the operation of a corporate flight department, value of management mobility, aircraft and equipment evaluation, maintenance, flight operations, administration, and fiscal considerations.

AS 414  Aviation and the Administrative Law Process  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will introduce the student to administrative law and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration in the rule-making process. Additionally, the student will learn and understand the adjudication and judicial review functions the court exercises over administrative agencies and the process by which they exercise such control.
Prerequisites: AS 254.

AS 420  Flight Technique Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Application of aerodynamic principles to the development of optimal pilot techniques and procedures. Uniform procedures applicable to all airplanes and special procedures for large, high-performance, and transport aircraft are analyzed, including principles of flight deck resource management.
Prerequisites: AS 310 and AS 435.

AS 435  Electronic Flight Management Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course teaches the theory and principles governing flight with autopilot and flight management systems. Students will apply theory and principles by demonstrating good decisions and thought processes in autopilot and FMS/PC simulators.
Prerequisites: AS 310 and AS 350.

AS 472  Operational Applications in Aeronautical Science  3 Credits (3,0)

This capstone course is designed to be a culminating experience for students in the Aeronautical Science degree program. This course focuses on the professional aspects of a career pilot, industry expectations of those entering the profession, and insights into the real-world application of aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, threat and error management, and airline operations. Life-long learning skills are promoted through the use of team exercises that require students to explore the regulatory and ethical requirements of professional pilots. Must be taken during last two semesters before graduation
Prerequisites: AS 350 and AS 387.

AS 473  UAS Flight Simulation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will include instruction, through lectures and instructional laboratory, of Unmanned Aircraft Systems ground control stations, pilot stations, and sensor operator stations. The course will include the organization of a typical unmanned aircraft ground control station. Using an unmanned aircraft simulator, the instructional lab will include education in the proper use of flight controls, sensor controls, and the human factors interface between personnel, and man/machine. Proof of US citizenship is required for DB students.
Prerequisites: AS 403.

AS 474  Operational Applications in Aeronautics  3 Credits (3,0)

Designed to be a culminating experience for students in the Aeronautics degree program. Allows students to explore how their chosen career field fits into the broader aviation industry while examining more deeply issues related to their minor field of study. Provides a macro-level review of the aviation industry and how to prepare to meet industry expectations for those entering the profession. Special emphasis will be on insights into contemporary issues and emerging trends within the industry. Classroom assignments will challenge student critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, written and oral communications, and lifelong learning skills. Prerequisites are COM 221 and students must be a senior in their last or next-to-last semester.

AS 499  Special Topics in Aeronautical Science  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in general aviation.