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ASCI 643 : Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry
The types and sources of aviation/aerospace research and development are analyzed, with a focus on the structure and interrelationship of the industry, educational institutions, and other organizations. Sources and methods of funding, specification determination, the relationship of research and development to procurement and production, and the regulatory factors affecting progress from the initial development to production of the aircraft and components are examined. Concepts of motivation and management as applied to research scientists and engineers will be studied as well as procedures for promoting optimum creativity concurrently with efficient operations.

This course is designed to give the student a comprehension of the strategy of new product research and development, the creative techniques used for exploring new ideas, and the management of scientists and technologists that comprise research and development organizations.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Apply organizational concepts to the general organizational structure of research institutions and organizations (including associated line and staff positions and responsibilities).

2. Utilize research management principles to synthesize a research and development (R&D) program such as those formal R & D programs that are used to support the Aviation/Aerospace industry.

3. Analyze the key factors impacting an R & D program (such as, slip in the U.S. technology, funding reductions, or technological innovations).

4. Identify models/strategies/tools that are useful in the management of scientists and engineers to foster motivation and lead to a more productive research and development organization.

5. Analyze the factors that affect technical innovation, and understand the importance of innovation in aviation/aerospace R&D.

6. Assess the impact of culture (including components of nationality, religious, and ethnicity) on the ability of organizations to conduct and exploit R&D advances in aerospace-related technologies.

7. Evaluate the risks and benefits of R&D collaboration and the advantages (and disadvantages) of technology transfer between or among organizations.

8. Identify and discuss ethical dilemmas that can arise in the research and product development process.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Ian R. McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian R. McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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