M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability

Worldwide Embry-Riddle M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability

The Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability (MSAAS) degree program is designed to provide students with knowledge and comprehensive decision making skills to act as forward thinking managers of aviation and aerospace industry programs. In the program aviation/aerospace sustainability is examined from two perspectives: 1) aviation and aerospace industries as business entities needing to remain viable and 2) as value added partners in the pursuit of sustainable solutions for conservation or renewability of the world’s resources. Today many aviation and aerospace industries operate on a global scale and require an in depth understanding of both viewpoints to sustain as well as advance operations. The MSAAS will provide a collaborative learning environment rich with opportunities to challenge current thought processes, work in autonomous or group settings and connect with diverse populations across the world.



ASCI 602The Air Transportation System3
AASI 600Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives3
AASI 605Aviation and Aerospace Sustainable Organizations3
AASI 610Aviation and Aerospace Leadership, Workforce Development and Diversity3
AASI 620Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability3
AASI 625Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace3
RSCH 665Statistical Analysis3
Total Credits21


Choose at least one of the specializations listed.
Total Degree Requirements 30


Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations

Students declaring the sUAS Operation Specialization or registering for courses within it must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 520 course. Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this specialization, UNSY 515.
UNSY 515sUAS Operation Fundamentals3
UNSY 520sUAS Practical Application and Assessment3
UNSY 620sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management3

Unmanned Systems

UNSY 501Application of Unmanned Systems3
UNSY 603Unmanned Systems Operational Configuration3
UNSY 503Legal and Regulatory Issues in Unmanned Systems3


ASCI 693Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace3
ASCI 604Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
ASCI 645Airport Operations and Management3

Space Systems

ASCI 601Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration3
ASCI 512Space Mission and Launch Operations3
ASCI 513Space Habitation and Life Support Systems3

Aviation Safety

ASCI 615Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis3
ASCI 611Aviation/Aerospace System Safety3
ASCI 621Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management3

Human Factors

MSHF 606Human Cognition3
MSHF 612Human Performance, Limitation, and Error3
MSHF 624Ergonomics and Biomechanics3

Aviation Maintenance

MAVM 601Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations3
MAVM 605Global Maintenance Resource Management3
MAVM 615Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations3


RSCH 670Research Methods3
RSCH 700A Thesis I (Available January 2021)3
RSCH 700B Thesis II (Available January 2021)3

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