Aeronautical Science - UG (ASCI)


ASCI 110  Introduction to Space Flight  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides the student with a background in the major aspects of space flight. Topics covered include the history of space flight; propulsion theory; orbital mechanics fundamentals; space transportation operations; U.S. space policy; and present and future commercial, industrial, and military applications in space.

ASCI 121  Private Pilot Operations  5 Credits (5,0)

This course develops the aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. Topics include; regulations, safety, pre-solo operations, cross-country planning, airspace, chart use, communications, weather, performance, weight and balance, aerodynamics and decision-making. Co-Requisite: ASCI 121L (not required for sUAS minor students)

ASCI 185  Introduction to Flight  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the basics of aerodynamics, aircraft performance, VFR cross-country navigation techniques, weather reports and forecasts, Federal Aviation Regulations, elements of resource management, and safe flying practices.

ASCI 202  Introduction to Aeronautical Science  3 Credits (3,0)

An introductory course in aeronautical sciences that provides students an orientation in aviation topics appropriate to Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include: the aviation profession, the science of flight, safety, security and human factors; aviation resources; the aviation environment; and meteorology.

ASCI 254  Aviation Legislation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety, legislation, airport development, funding legislation and international aviation legislation.

ASCI 301  Introduction to Air Traffic Control  3 Credits (3,0)

An introduction to the operating environment of air traffic control; overview of major governing authorities including the Federal Aviation Administration, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Eurocontrol, and Brazil's Department of Airspace Control along with other controlling agencies, including the mission, organization and operations, regulations, publications, manuals, maps, charts, and regulations used by pilots and air traffic controllers. ATC procedures, and future air traffic control systems are also discussed.

ASCI 303  Tower and Radar for Air Traffic Control and Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Basic applications in air traffic control (ATC) procedures for tower terminal operations and terminal radar ATC facilities. Duties and responsibilities of the terminal radar air traffic controller are integrated into an understanding of how the total ATC system works. Fundamental knowledge of tower operations within the air traffic control system and content knowledge to include control tower equipment and operating positions; the airport traffic area; navigation aids; airspace; traffic patterns; controller/pilot phraseology; aircraft taxi instructions; interagency communications and intra-facility coordination; aviation regulations; notification and handling of emergency aircraft.

ASCI 309  Aerodynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are provided with an opportunity to explore incompressible flow airfoil theory and wing theory. Topics center on calculation of stall speed, drag and basic performance criteria, configuration changes, high and low speed conditions, special flight conditions, and an introduction to compressible flow.
Prerequisites: MATH 112 or MATH 142 or MATH 143 and PHYS 102 or PHYS 150.

ASCI 317  Rotorcraft  3 Credits (3,0)

Historical development of rotorcraft operations; both military and civilian design, manufacturing, materials, systems and configurations including management and maintenance perspectives. Rotorcraft operations and airworthiness regulations, airspace and facilities requirements, and environmental considerations.

ASCI 378  Helicopter Flight Environments  3 Credits (3,0)

Foundation in helicopter operations in terrain flight in varying environmental conditions. Adverse weather, day and night environments pertaining to take off, cruise and landing. Emphasis on principles of flight close to the Earth, hazards both natural and man-made, helicopter flight in and around mountains, snow, desert and overwater operations. Introduction to visual references and how to adjust perceptions to maintain safe, low-level flight in and around hazardous conditions present in commercial helicopter operations.
Prerequisites: ASCI 317

ASCI 388  Helicopter Flight Planning  3 Credits (3,0)

Examination of the foundation of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as they relate to flight planning and navigation for various operations. Regulatory and operational considerations used in helicopter flight operations to include remote location operations, low level flight, navigation procedures, cargo planning for internal and external operations. Knowledge in concepts necessary for effective flight planning and operation in the commercial helicopter industry.
Prerequisites: ASCI 317

ASCI 403  Air Traffic Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Applications in air traffic flow management definitions, concepts, technologies (current and planned for future air traffic systems and operations) and applications required to perform system analysis of the constraints and their impact on efficiency of traffic flows within the air traffic airspace. Technology, collaboration and innovation in Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) included in Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), governance restrictions, regulatory capabilities, ATM systems, sustainable infrastructure, and environmental impacts. Interactions between global managers of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Member States.

ASCI 404  Applications in Aviation & Aerospace Law  3 Credits (3,0)

Aviation and aerospace law development, federal and state regulatory functions, rights and liabilities of pilots, maintenance personnel, aircraft manufacturers, and airport and aircraft operators. Case histories, liens and security interest in aircraft, as well as international conferences, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and criminal statutes. Legal aspects of uncrewed autonomous systems, as well as space commercialization.

ASCI 411  Human Factors in ATM  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasis on the air traffic controller (human being) as the major human causative agent in aircraft accidents and incidents. Concentration is placed on the psychological and physiological factors that increase the accident probability. Performance limitations of air traffic controllers are examined to assess how these limitations are impacted by different variables in the ATC environment. Investigation into human factors that lead to human error mitigation using strategies in efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

ASCI 426  Airport Management in ATM  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasis on the facilities that comprise an airport system, including airspace, airfield, terminal and global air traffic management systems that are directly linked to airports. Operational aspects of air traffic systems and international air navigation system components; WAAS, ADS-B and PBN and other international modernized air navigation systems on airports.

ASCI 428  Advanced Helicopter Systems and Functions  3 Credits (3,0)

The principles and functions of advanced helicopter systems with an emphasis on automatic flight control systems and associated pilot interface mechanisms, power and rotor systems, avionics, environmental systems and structures.
Prerequisites: ASCI 317 and ASCI 388

ASCI 438  Advanced Helicopter Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

Foundation into advanced and specialized commercial helicopter operations. Emphasis on knowledge in organization, budgeting, airframe selection, mission support, insurance, maintenance, ground support operations, safety and training programs, recordkeeping, regulatory compliance and interactions among professionals in the aviation industry.
Prerequisites: ASCI 317 and ASCI 388 and ASCI 378

ASCI 491  Operational Applications in Aeronautics  3 Credits (3,0)

Culminating experience for students in the Aeronautics degree program. Students to explore how their chosen career field fits into the broader aviation industry while examining more deeply issues related to their minor field of study. Macro-level review of the aviation industry and how to prepare to meet industry expectations for those entering the profession. Contemporary issues and emerging trends within the industry. Assignments will challenge student critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, written and oral communications, and lifelong learning skills. Pre-Requisite: Course listed and Senior Standing.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202