College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
This course is the second of a two course sequence (ASCI 700A and ASCI 700B) to complete the degree program through the accomplishment of a thesis. The student will complete their thesis under the supervision of the student's Thesis Committee. The document is intended to demonstrate the student's mastery of the topic and be of satisfactory quality for publication. Following satisfactory performance within this course, the student will be permitted to graduate from the program.
The goal of this course is for students to complete their thesis work to critique an issue, explore an idea, or solve a problem through a process of developing and/or applying current aviation and industry related research methods, including problem identification, hypothesis formulation, and interpretation of findings. The student will finish their thesis work to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in an aviation / aerospace topic relevant to the specific degree sought, and to contribute original research to the already existing body of scientific knowledge through the development of their thesis document.
Upon course completion, the student will be able to:1. Perform academically robust research of an aviation/aerospace related theoretical issue or actual problem of special interest.2. Utilize the concepts, knowledge, and skills of the research process to examine the issue or problem.3. Utilize recognized research methodologies to examine a research problem.4. Develop and express logical conclusions as a result of the analysis.5. Defend the research methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, and recommendations, as appropriate.6. Present the results of the research in written form and in accordance with the accepted standards of quality for publication.7. Utilize APA 6th edition document and citation formatting or current formatting standards set forth by the American Psychological Association current publication manual.
Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library.
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