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ASCI 490 : Aeronautical Science Capstone Course

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aeronautical Science Capstone Course
The Aeronautical Science Capstone Course is the culminating effort of the student's entire learning experience. The student will complete a project that provides significant evidence of experience in aviation and aeronautical studies. Students will work with designated faculty members to formulate, develop, and complete the aviation/aerospace aviation project. The completion of the Capstone Course is designed to document significant evidence that 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 as the final course of the degree program.

The goal of the Aeronautical Science Capstone Course is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate they have met Program Outcomes. Students will accomplish this by completing an individual project that is aligned with the required degree Program Outcomes. Projects will require extensive research that supports the project and Program Outcomes. Students are required to present and defend their project.

Outcomes 1 -7 are the General Education Core Competency Outcomes.1. Critical ThinkingThe student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.2. Quantitative ReasoningThe student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems.3. Information LiteracyThe student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.4. CommunicationThe student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.5. Scientific LiteracyThe student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.6. Cultural LiteracyThe student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.7. Life Long Personal GrowthThe student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.Outcomes 8 - 11 are the Discipline Outcomes for the BSA degree program only.8. Aeronautical ScienceThe student will demonstrate an understanding and application of the basic and thus advanced concepts of aeronautical science as they apply to the aviation/aerospace industry for solving problems.9. Aviation Legislation and LawThe student will engage and discuss to present an understanding and application of basic concepts in National and International Legislation and Law as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.10. Aviation SafetyThe student will compare and discuss in written and spoken formats an understanding and application of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace11. Aviation Management and OperationsThe student will present and illustrate an understanding and application of management activities as they apply to aviation/aerospace operations.

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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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
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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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