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ASCI 691 : Graduate Capstone Course

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ASCI 691-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ASCI
691
Graduate Capstone Course
3
The Master of Science in Aeronautics Capstone Course is the culminating effort of the student's entire learning experience. The student will complete a project or comprehensive exam that provides significant evidence of experience in aviation and aeronautical studies. Students will work with designated faculty to formulate, develop, and complete the aviation/aerospace project or exam. The completion of the Capstone Course is designed to document significant evidence that all Program Outcomes have been met, and provides the student evidence of experience to show to current and prospective employers. The Capstone Course will be taken at the end of the student?s degree program.

The goal of the Master of Science in Aeronautics Capstone Course is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate they have met all Program Outcomes. Students will be given the option of working on an individual or group project or completing an individual comprehensive examination that is aligned with Program Outcomes. Projects and comprehensive examinations will require extensive research, critical thought and statistical analysis that supports the project/examination and Program Outcomes. Students are required to present their project or defend their comprehensive examination, as applicable.

Program Outcomes 1 – 4 are the MSA Core Competency Outcomes.

1. Students will be able to apply the fundamentals of air transportation as part of a global, multimodal transportation system, including the technological, social, environmental, and political aspects of the system to examine, compare, analyze and recommend conclusion.

2. The student will be able to identify and apply appropriate statistical analysis, to include techniques in data collection, review, critique, interpretation and inference in the aviation and aerospace industry.

3. The student will be able across all subjects to use the fundamentals of human factors in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industry, including unsafe acts, attitudes, errors, human behavior, and human limitations as they relate to the aviators adaption to the aviation environment to reach conclusions.

4. The student will be able to develop and/or apply current aviation and industry related research methods, including problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and interpretation of findings to present as solutions in the investigation of an aviation / aerospace related topic. Program Outcomes 5 – 12 are the MAS Specialization Outcomes 5 Aeronautics The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in aeronautics, including advanced aerodynamics, advanced aircraft performance, simulation systems, crew resource management, advanced meteorology, rotorcraft operations and advanced aircraft/spacecraft systems. 6 Aviation Aerospace Education Technology The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in education technology, including computer based instruction, simulation systems, education foundations, curriculum development, continuing education, adult teaching and learning techniques, and memory and cognition. 7 Aviation Aerospace Management The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in management, including aircraft maintenance, industrial safety, production and procurement, international policy, research and development, logistics, airport operations, and airline operations. 8 Aviation Aerospace Operations The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in operations, including simulation systems, operations research, rotorcraft operations, communication and control systems, air carrier operations, and corporate operations. 9 Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in safety systems, including systems safety, industrial safety, accident investigation and analysis, transportation security, airport safety and certification, safety program management, and aviation psychology. 10 Human Factors in Aviation Systems The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in human factors, including psychology, sensation and perception, human-computer interaction, memory and cognition, and applied experimental design. 11 Space Studies The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in space studies, including earth observation and remote sensing, mission and launch operations, habitation and life support systems, and applications in space commerce, defense, and exploration. 12 Space Operations Management The student will understand and be able to apply and solve problems presented to current aviation, aerospace, and industry related topics in space operations, including earth observation and remote sensing, mission and launch operations, habitation and life support systems, and applications in space commerce, defense, and exploration, operations research, information management, advanced planning systems, and production and procurement. 13 Unmanned Systems The student will investigate, compare, contrast, analyze and form conclusions to current aviation, aerospace, and industry-related topics in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft systems, including UAS systems, robotics and control, unmanned systems operations and payloads, and human factors in unmanned systems.

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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.

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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
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