Aviation Safety (BSAS)

Courses

BSAS 210  Introduction to Aerospace Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Examination of the theories, concepts, applications and practices in aerospace safety. Human factors, mechanical factors, accident investigation, safety programs and safety statistics interactions.

BSAS 299  Special Topics in Safety  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

These courses consist of individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in safety. Pre-Requisite: Consent of instructor, approval of department and program chairs, and 12 hours of SFTY courses.

BSAS 320  Human Factors in Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasis on the major causative agent in aircraft accidents: the human being. Importance is placed on psychological and physiological factors that increase the accident probability. Examination of ergonomics (human engineering) and its influence in aviation design.

BSAS 330  Aircraft Accident Investigation  3 Credits (3,0)

Evaluation of methods and procedures involved in aircraft accident investigation. Organization, duties and procedures of an aircraft accident investigation board; probable cause analytical techniques employed by the trained accident investigator; role of the specialized laboratory; reporting procedures and the critical follow-up work designed to avoid similar or related aircraft accidents.

BSAS 335  Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

The influences of design, manufacturing, metallurgy and maintenance on aircraft accidents, including the detailed analysis of the failure process; stress and design loading, fatigue, corrosion, and the envelope of operation.

BSAS 345  Aviation Safety Program Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Examination of principles in the development and management of an effective safety program. Philosophy and historical development of major concepts with emphasis on concern in organizational accident prevention. Influence of morale, education, training, the role of the supervisor, and other interactions between valuable program elements for safety manager.

BSAS 350  Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Theory, practices and techniques utilized in the response phase of aircraft crashes and emergencies are examined. Introduction to the field of emergency response at the CFR agency level, the airport response and administration levels. Interactions between related and associated entities involved in aircraft mishaps.

BSAS 375  Propulsion Plant Investigation  3 Credits (3,0)

Examination in aircraft reciprocating and turbine engine fundamentals, propulsion and propeller technologies relevant to accident investigative procedures. Basic construction and design, power plant and systems mishap investigation, engine teardown/ disassembly procedures.

BSAS 399  Special Topics in Safety  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

These courses consist of individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in safety. Pre-Requisite: Consent of instructor, approval of department and program chairs, and 12 hours of SFTY courses.

BSAS 409  Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Aviation safety program examination, including flight and ground operations safety. Impact of accidents on the industry with a focus on human factors, basic accident prevention programs, and roles of government and industry organizations.