Aeronautical Science - GR (ASCI)


ASCI 516  Applications in Crew Resource Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students examine the common concepts of crew resource management (CRM) as developed by major air carriers and explore the theoretical basis of such training. Topics such as supervision of crewmembers, counseling, manner and style, accountability, role management, and use of simulators and computer-based instruction will be studied. Each student has the opportunity to become knowledgeable in a specific area of CRM by assisting in the development of a CRM research document as part of the course.

ASCI 602  The Air Transportation System  3 Credits (3,0)

Air Transportation is a complex and rapidly evolving industry that plays a substantial role in global and national economies and in efforts to improve environmental quality and promote sustainable development. Major components include the human, technological, environmental and operational aspects of airports, airspace, air traffic management, aircraft and aircraft component manufacturing and design, airlines, and other airspace users. This course is foundational for the Master of Science in Aeronautics degree and focuses on the complex global air transportation system infrastructure, its strengths and vulnerabilities, and the influences by and impacts to global and national economies, environmental sustainability, and technological advancement.

ASCI 604  Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry  3 Credits (3,0)

This course presents an overview of the importance of the human role in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries. Emphasis is on issues, problems, and solutions of unsafe acts, attitudes, errors, and deliberate actions attributed to human behavior and the roles supervisors and management personnel play in these actions. Students examine the human limitations in the light of human engineering, human reliability, stress, medical standards, drug abuse, and human physiology. Discussions include human behavior as it relates to the aviator's adaptation to the flight environment, as well as the entire aviation/aerospace industry's role in meeting the aviator's unique needs.

ASCI 645  Airport Operations and Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Management and operation of public use airports is assessed through the airport and airport systems, airport operations management and airport administrative management. The course is enhanced through the review of specific airport topic areas: airport organization, the airfield, airspace, air traffic control, airport certification management, terminal and ground access, financial management, economic/political/social roles, airport planning, capacity, and the future of airport management.

ASCI 674  Project Management in Aviation/Aerospace  3 Credits (3,0)

Project management concepts and principles in the aviation/aerospace industry are addressed by the ten knowledge areas of project management: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders. Process areas of initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure of projects are utilized as strategies for developing projects in an aviation/aerospace environment. Project management software is utilized as appropriate.

ASCI 691  Graduate Capstone Course  3 Credits (3,0)

The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) Graduate Capstone Project (GCP) course is the culminating effort of the student's entire learning experience in the MSA degree. It is a written document on an aviation/aerospace topic that exposes the student to the aspects of research and technical writing. This course is included in the MSA curriculum to provide the student with the opportunity to research a project of special interest, but not to the level of a thesis. This is a required course for those students who choose not to write a thesis. Students will work with designated faculty to formulate, develop, and complete the aviation/aerospace project. The completion of the GCP 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 GCP course will be taken at the end of the student's degree program.

ASCI 693  Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace  3 Credits (3,0)

Equips students with applied research techniques and skills. Current aviation/aerospace problems are resolved using accessible qualitative and quantitative data for rapid analysis, creating recommendations suitable for industry practitioners. Problems encountered as an aviation/aerospace professional working in the industry are solved. Synthesizes current, relevant literature, challenging students to critically analyze and interpret research findings of others as a foundation for creative problem solving. Presents forum for debate on current aviation/aerospace issues resulting in potential strategic solutions. Requires students to present applied research designs, rationale, and solutions for evaluation.