Doctorate in Aviation (DAV)

Courses

DAV 701  Residency Seminar I  2 Credits (2,0)

Critical thinking, scholarly writing, ethics, time management, cohort community; research goals, foundations; statistical techniques; academic policies, practices; online environment; ERAU support, library services.

DAV 702  Residency Seminar II  2 Credits (2,0)

Purposes, processes, and success strategies for completing the prospectus, qualifying exam, and dissertation; present and evaluate ideas for dissertation research.
Prerequisites: DAV 701

DAV 703  Residency Seminar III  2 Credits (2,0)

Academic policies and procedures and scholarship requirements for doctoral candidacy; discuss the dissertation process and expectations; present and evaluate ideas for dissertation research.
Prerequisites: DAV 701 and DAV 702

DAV 704  Residency Seminar IV  0 Credits

Students will function as mentors for other students enrolled in DAV 701, DAV 702 and DAV 703. Pre-Requisite: Permission of the Department Chair.

DAV 712  Aviation Safety Management Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

Importance, benefits, and evolution of safety management systems (SMS), including SMS principles, components, practices, tools, and methods applied in aviation.

DAV 715  Human Factors in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply human factors theories, principles, and practices in aviation-related scholarly papers and projects addressing human performance and operator/machine tasks.

DAV 716  Management of Systems Engineering in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamental principles of engineering management of systems and issues related to development planning, scheduling and assessment of technical progress, through scholarly research and systems engineering management plan development.

DAV 717  Instructional Design in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Develop, plan, and implement education/training designed for aviation-related education and occupations utilizing instructional design theory, research, and best practices.

DAV 718  Foundations of Aviation Education  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will provide the student a classical and philosophical foundation of education concentrating on the infusion of aviation into the human consciousness and the resulting education vectors. It begins with the ancients and traces the influence of world conflicts such as World War I on the development of aviation education. It examines the roles of regulators, accrediting bodies and the U.S. Congress on aviation education.

DAV 719  Regulatory Environment of Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply broad knowledge of safety regulations, guidance, policies, and procedures of the global regulatory environment of aviation in project-based research and publishable scholarship.

DAV 720  Faculty Development  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will provide the student a variety of hands on, service experiences that a university faculty member would normally encounter. These experiences include participation as a faculty member in: a promotion and tenure committee; a Title IX case analysis; a grant writing exercise; a new course proposal development; a faculty search committee; and a shared governance exercise.

DAV 721  Quantitative Research Methods in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Draft a research proposal; descriptive statistics, correlation, linear regression, t tests, one-way-, repeated measures-, two-way ANOVA; non-grouped, grouped, advanced research designs.

DAV 724  Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis - Data Mining and Modeling  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply data mining and structural modeling techniques; use data mining and statistical modeling software to develop predictive models and test theory-driven models in aviation research.
Prerequisites: DAV 721 and DAV 725 and DAV 726

DAV 725  Research Methods  3 Credits (3,0)

Prepare research proposals; qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods; experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental designs; method selection; sampling, data collection; instrumentation; reliability, validity assessment; ethics, Institutional Review Board process.
Prerequisites: DAV 721

DAV 726  Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Explore qualitative data analysis and multivariate statistical methods; use qualitative and statistical software; conduct and report aviation research.
Prerequisites: DAV 721 and DAV 725

DAV 732  Aviation Organizational Dynamics  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply organizational dynamics to aviation organizations to optimize performance and longevity; contemporary theories, design, culture, ethics, leadership, collaboration, challenges, environments, innovation, learning- and high-performance organizations.

DAV 733  Multicultural Team Operations in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Demonstrate intercultural competence through independent scholarship and group projects focused on theoretical and practical applications of multicultural team operations in the global aviation environment.

DAV 734  Operations Research and Decision-Making  3 Credits (3,0)

Operations research and decision making through modeling, optimization, simulation applications; linear programming and sensitivity analysis; multi-criteria and integer linear programming; simulation; Markov processes; dynamic programming.

DAV 735  Current Practices and Future Trends in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Research and appraise advancements in policies, training, and technologies for modernizing the global aerospace system and ensuring its sustainability.

DAV 736  Human-Centered Design in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply human factors theories, principles, and practices to the design of aviation technology ranging from simple products to advanced sociotechnical systems, such as a commercial flight deck. Students will learn how to apply human-centered design methods to address human performance and human-technology interaction in aviation.
Prerequisites: DAV 715

DAV 737  Topics in Safety Management Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

Evaluate applications of safety management systems required by national and international aviation regulators and prepare research articles for publication.
Prerequisites: DAV 712

DAV 738  Fundamentals of Aviation Education and Training  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides students with the educational underpinnings to implement and assess basic educational theories and practices in aviation educational and training settings. Students assess fundamental education and training theories and practices in various aviation settings, and create, implement, and assess education/training modules in aviation safety, human factors, operations, or other interdisciplinary areas in both online and face-to-face instructional settings.

DAV 800  Research Prospectus in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Independently produce a significant, original research prospectus; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by the qualifying exam committee; advances aviation.

DAV 801  Qualifying Examination  0 Credits

The qualifying exam tests the student's mastery of core and specialization subject matter of the program. The exam will be conducted over a two-day period. Questions on the exam are prepared and subsequently graded by a committee of the program faculty with the oversight and approval of the department chair. The exams will be graded for course subject mastery which will include organization of the response, clarity of thought, depth of understanding, accuracy of information presented, and quality of writing. The student will be admitted to candidacy status upon successful completion of the qualifying exam, and will be enrolled in DAV 901 in the subsequent semester.

DAV 899  Special Topics in Aviation  3 Credits (3,0)

Propose and complete independent study of one or more subject matters under supervision of faculty as approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

DAV 900  Dissertation Proposal  3 Credits (3,0)

Independently produce a significant, original research prospectus; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by the qualifying exam committee; advances aviation.

DAV 901  Dissertation Research 1  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 902  Dissertation Research 2  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 903  Dissertation Research 3  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 904  Dissertation Research 4  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 905  Dissertation Research 5  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 906  Dissertation Research 6  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 907  Dissertation Research 7  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 908  Dissertation Research 8  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 909  Dissertation Research 9  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 910  Dissertation Research 10  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 911  Dissertation Research 11  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 912  Dissertation Research 12  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 913  Dissertation Research 13  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 914  Dissertation Research 14  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 915  Dissertation Research 15  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 916  Dissertation Research 16  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 917  Dissertation Research 17  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 918  Dissertation Research 18  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 919  Dissertation Research 19  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 920  Dissertation Research 20  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 921  Dissertation Research 21  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 922  Dissertation Research 22  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 923  Dissertation Research 23  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.

DAV 924  Dissertation Research 24  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

Produce significant, original, independent research; grounded in seminal literature; valid methodology and data analysis process; approved by dissertation committee; defendable by oral examination; advances aviation. Minimum 18 credit hours required.