B.S. in Aviation Maintenance

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors Aviation MaintenanceEducation is the key to getting more out of life — whether you’re looking for a higher salary, greater job satisfaction, or a soaring sense of personal pride. If you work in the aircraft maintenance field and are ready for advancement, Embry-Riddle can help. Our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance degree lets you build on the skills you already possess, while laying the foundation for greater accomplishments.

If you hold an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, you may be awarded up to 18 credit hours toward the associate degree or up to 30 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree. Students may also earn maintenance credit as part of the overall curriculum.

Students are also eligible to engage in cooperative study/internships and may elect to seek out those enriching opportunities.

In addition to gaining critical skills needed to succeed in an aviation maintenance career, students will specialize in one of two maintenance functions: Management or Safety. Plus, students gain a solid core of courses in general education, which prepares graduates for success in any industry, not just aviation.

In the aviation industry, the most crucial task is to keep the planes flying safely. That’s why people with aircraft maintenance skills and knowledge will continue to be in high demand by aviation and aeronautical employers. In today’s competitive workforce, however, it takes something extra to move up the career ladder. Aviation professionals can get that edge with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide.

Although the program is geared toward aviation and aerospace, its curriculum prepares graduates for success with companies in any industry. The total degree requirements are 120 credit hours.


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
or ECON 211 Macroeconomics
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Science
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
Physical/Life Science elective3
MATH 111
MATH 112
College Mathematics for Aviation I
and College Mathematics for Aviation II
Computer Science
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36


Aviation Maintenance Courses
AMNT 240General Aeronautics and Applications3
AMNT 260Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory3
AMNT 270Airframe Structures and Applications3
AMNT 271Airframe Systems and Applications3
AMNT 280Reciprocating Engine Theory and Applications3
AMNT 281Turbine Engine Theory and Applications3
Total Credits18
Program Support
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MATH 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Credits12
Program Core
ASCI 327Aviation Work Force Management in a Global Environment3
ASCI 404Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law3
ASCI 416Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 317Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
AMNT 490Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course3
Total Credits24
Program Specialization18
Choose one specialization


Aviation Maintenance Electives12
Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Science, Management, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology.
Total Degree Requirements120

Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.



In aviation maintenance, there is a continual need for the comprehensive management of maintenance programs. The Management specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an integrated understanding of the theories, concepts, and practical applications of logistics, procurement, production, life cycle analysis, and project management.

ASCI 315Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations3
ASCI 322Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs3
ASCI 424Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation3
ASCI 433Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 391Introduction to Project Management3
Upper-Level Management Electives3
Total Credits18



In aviation maintenance, there is a recognized need for safety professionals. The Safety specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an opportunity to complement their practical experience with a study of aviation safety, focusing on the theories and concepts of human factors, mechanical and structural factors, system safety, and maintenance-related safety practices.

SFTY 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 335Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 341Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
SFTY 409Aviation Safety3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Upper-Level Safety Electives3
Total Credits18