B.S. in Aviation Maintenance

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors Aviation MaintenanceEducation is the key to getting more out of life — whether you’re looking for a higher salary, greater job satisfaction, or a soaring sense of personal pride. If you work in the aircraft maintenance field and are ready for advancement, Embry-Riddle can help. Our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance degree lets you build on the skills you already possess, while laying the foundation for greater accomplishments.

If you hold an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, you may be awarded up to 18 credit hours toward the associate degree or up to 30 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree. Students may also earn maintenance credit as part of the overall curriculum.

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

In addition to gaining critical skills needed to succeed in an aviation maintenance career, students will specialize in one of two maintenance functions: Management or Safety. Plus, students gain a solid core of courses in general education, which prepares graduates for success in any industry, not just aviation.

In the aviation industry, the most crucial task is to keep the planes flying safely. That’s why people with aircraft maintenance skills and knowledge will continue to be in high demand by aviation and aeronautical employers. In today’s competitive workforce, however, it takes something extra to move up the career ladder. Aviation professionals can get that edge with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide.

Although the program is geared toward aviation and aerospace, its curriculum prepares graduates for success with companies in any industry. The total degree requirements are 120 credit hours.


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements 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
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
or ECON 211 Macroeconomics
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Science
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
Physical/Life Science elective3
MATH 111
MATH 112
Pre-calculus for Aviation
and Applied Calculus for Aviation
Computer Science
Take one of the following courses to satisfy Computer Science requirements. The course used to satisfy the General Education Computer Science requirement cannot also be used to satisfy a Core/Major or Minor requirement.3
Introduction to Computers and Applications
Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis
Computer and Network Technologies
Total Credits36


Aviation Maintenance Courses
AMNT 240General Aeronautics and Applications3
AMNT 260Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory3
AMNT 270Airframe Structures and Applications3
AMNT 271Airframe Systems and Applications3
AMNT 280Reciprocating Engine Theory and Applications3
AMNT 281Turbine Engine Theory and Applications3
Total Credits18
Program Support
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
STAT 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Credits12
Program Core
AMNT 265Aeronautical Electronics for Aviation Maintenance Technicians3
ASCI 404Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law3
AMNT 416Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 317Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
AMNT 272Fundamentals of Aircraft Avionics3
AMNT 491Operational Applications in Aviation Maintenance3
Total Credits27
Program Specialization18
Choose one specialization


Aviation Maintenance Electives9
Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Science, Management, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology.
Total Degree Requirements120

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In aviation maintenance, there is a continual need for the comprehensive management of maintenance programs. The Management specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an integrated understanding of the theories, concepts, and practical applications of logistics, procurement, production, life cycle analysis, and project management.

UNSY 315Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Operations3
AMNT 322Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance3
AMNT 424Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation3
MGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
PMGT 325Concepts and Practices of Project Management3
Upper-Level Management Electives3
Total Credits18



In aviation maintenance, there is a recognized need for safety professionals. The Safety specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an opportunity to complement their practical experience with a study of aviation safety, focusing on the theories and concepts of human factors, mechanical and structural factors, system safety, and maintenance-related safety practices.

SFTY 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 335Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 341Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
SFTY 409Aviation Safety3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Upper-Level Safety Electives3
Total Credits18

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