The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is a broad-based, flexible degree program designed to provide both the aviation/aerospace professional and students who are interested in a career in aviation with a professional academic approach to an aviation/aerospace oriented multidisciplinary degree. It provides an unequaled opportunity for pilot and flight crew members, ground personnel, air traffic control personnel, flight operations specialists, maintenance personnel, meteorologists, industry technical and manufacturing representatives, airport professionals, unmanned aircraft systems operators, aviation safety professionals, aviation sustainability professionals, aviation training experts and space related professionals to enhance their knowledge and pursue additional career opportunities.
The MSA degree is designed to provide the student with a broad aviation/aerospace background and technical knowledge in the 7 course core curriculum and the opportunity to select from eight different 3 course specializations to pursue their chosen career path in the aviation field.
The MSA program consists of 30 credits. Students must complete the MSA core requirements consisting of 21 credits, and complete the 9 credits that make up the selected specialization in one of the following: Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Space Systems, Unmanned Systems, or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Sustainability, Maintenance and Research.
View information for B.S. in Aeronautics (BSA) students who wish to continue on to the M.S. in Aeronautics (MSA) degree by enrolling in the BSA-MSA 4+1 program.
|ASCI 602||The Air Transportation System||3|
|ASCI 604||Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry||3|
|ASCI 674||Project Management in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|ASCI 516||Applications in Crew Resource Management||3|
|ASCI 645||Airport Operations and Management||3|
|ASCI 693||Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|RSCH 665||Statistical Analysis||3|
Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
|AASI 600||Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives||3|
|AASI 620||Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability||3|
|AASI 625||Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace||3|
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations
|UNSY 515||sUAS Operation Fundamentals||3|
|UNSY 520||sUAS Practical Application and Assessment||3|
|UNSY 620||sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management||3|
|UNSY 501||Application of Unmanned Systems||3|
|UNSY 603||Unmanned Systems Operational Configuration||3|
|UNSY 503||Legal and Regulatory Issues in Unmanned Systems||3|
|ASCI 601||Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration||3|
|ASCI 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|ASCI 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|ASCI 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|ASCI 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||3|
|ASCI 621||Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management||3|
|MAVM 601||Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations||3|
|MAVM 605||Global Maintenance Resource Management||3|
|MAVM 615||Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations||3|
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