B.S. in Engineering Technology

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Masters Aeronautical Science

With the rapid advancement of science and technology in today’s world, every industry needs highly qualified engineers who can keep innovation moving forward. Offered entirely online through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, this specialized degree program will prepare you to put your engineering skills to work in a variety of industries.

Through the use of cutting-edge virtual labs and simulation methods, students will develop the skills to design, refine and apply engineering technologies across a range of industries. You can also choose to target your studies with a particular concentration including Aeronautical Science, Aviation Safety, Helicopter Operations and Safety, Logistics Management, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Project Management, Security and Intelligence, Transportation and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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

Engineering Technology Area of Concentration

The Engineering Technology Area of Concentration is the degree area where credit for prior engineering technology learning is housed or where students can take courses to learn about engineering technology. Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior engineering or engineering technology training or experience. However, shortages in the minimum credit required can be made up by taking courses in the following related disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Safety, Helicopter Operations and Safety, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Transportation, Logistics Management, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Project Management, Security and Intelligence.

Sources of Prior Learning Credit include the following:

  1. Transfer credit earned at accredited degree-granting colleges and universities.
  2. The recommendations published by the American Council on Education for U.S. Military training and experience, as well as training conducted by other government agencies and private organizations.
  3. Prior-learning credit established by the University for certain engineering and aviation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.

Duplicate Credit

Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that engineering technology students have acquired through experience and training. Students who complete courses in the same engineering specialty for which they were granted credit would be duplicating coverage of the same subject matter. Credit for completion of such courses will not be applied to degree requirements.


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites 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
English/Speech electives6
MATH 241Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 242Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Computer Science / Information
ENGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers3
Physical and Life Sciences
CHEM 139General Chemistry I3
CHEM 141General Chemistry I Laboratory1
PHYS 150Physics I for Engineers3
PHYS 160Physics II for Engineers3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities lower level elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
General Electives
General Open Electives9
Total Credits51


MATH 222Business Statistics3
Total Credits3
Leadership and Management
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 203Management for Aeronautical Science3
Total Credits6
Technical Core
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 120Graphical Communications3
ESCI 201Statics3
CESC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CESC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ESCI 204Dynamics3
ESCI 202Solid Mechanics3
ESCI 206Fluid Mechanics3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
ETEC 310Material Science for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 315Circuit Analysis3
ETEC 410Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 415Control Systems3
ETEC 420Applications of Engineering Technology3
ETEC 485Professional Seminar1
ETEC 490Engineering Technology Capstone3
Total Credits44


Following concentration areas are available to BSET students. Students may choose at least 3 courses each from two concentration areas.
Total Degree Requirements122


Aeronautical Science

Aeronautical Science Concentration
ASCI 309Aerodynamics3
ASCI 429Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures & Systems3
ETEC 409Applied Aeronautics3

Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety Concentration
SFTY 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 330Aircraft Accident Investigation3
SFTY 409Aviation Safety3

Facilities and Construction Management

Facilities and Construction Management Concentration
MGMT 453Construction Scheduling & Control3
MGMT 455Construction Systems3
MGMT 456Economics for Facilities & Construction Managers3

Helicopter Operations and Safety

Helicopter Operations and Safety Concentration
ASCI 317Rotorcraft3
ASCI 378Helicopter Flight Environments3
ASCI 388Helicopter Flight Planning3

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems Concentration
ASCI 315Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations3
ASCI 318Unmanned Aerial Systems Robotics3
ASCI 410Unmanned Systems Sensing Technology3


Transportation Concentration
TRAN 274Transportation Science3
TRAN 351Urban Transportation and City Planning3
TRAN 401Transportation and the Environment3

 Logistics Management

Logistics Management Concentration
MGMT 331Transportation Principles3
BSAB 410Management of Air Cargo3
MGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Concentration
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 392Database Management3
MGMT 494Aviation Information Systems3

Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Safety & Health Concentration
SFTY 311Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health3
SFTY 321Ergonomics3
SFTY 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3

Project Management

Project Management Concentration
MGMT 391Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 424Project Management in Aviation Operations3
MGMT 461Global Project Management3

Security and Intelligence

Security and Intelligence Concentration
SCTY 315Studies in Intelligence I3
SCTY 385Intelligence Collection and Analysis3
SCTY 488National Security Issues and Terrorism3