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B.S. in Aviation Maintenance

Students will:

  • Solve problems within professional and personal environments.
  • Use digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems.
  • Show evidence of conducting meaningful research, gathering information from primary and secondary sources, and documenting source material in their writing.
  • Communicate concepts in written, digital, and oral forms for technical and non-technical information.
  • Analyze scientific evidence related to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.
  • Analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.
  • Show evidence of skills needed to enrich life through activities that enhance and promote lifelong learning in their career and personal life.
  • Apply the fundamentals of aviation maintenance, commonly accepted practices, and global regulations in the aviation maintenance industry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in maintenance operations management functions for all types of aerial vehicles.
  • Demonstrate comprehension and application of basic concepts of ground and flight safety in the aviation maintenance industry.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
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 as listed, assuming prerequisites 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
Any Communication Theory and Skills above ENGL 1069
*Students pursuing the Engineering Specialization must take ENGL 221
Humanities
Lower-Level Humanities (Any Lower or Upper Level Humanities)3
Upper-Level Humanities (Any Upper Level Humanities)3
Social Sciences
Any Social Science6
Physical and Life Science
Any Physical Science/Physics6
*Students pursuing the Engineering Specialization must take PHYS 150 and PHYS 160
Mathematics
Any College Algebra or Higher Math Series6
*Students pursuing the Engineering Specialization must take MATH 142 and MATH 241 for a total of 7 credits
Computer Science
Any Computer Science3
Total Credits36

*Students pursuing the Engineering Specialization will earn 37 credits towards their General Education.

Core/Major

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 Core
AMNT 265Aeronautical Electronics for Aviation Maintenance Technicians3
ASCI 404Applications in Aviation & Aerospace Law3
AMNT 416Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective3
AMNT 429Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures and Systems3
AMNT 424Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation3
AMNT 290Introduction to Aerospace Composites3
AMNT 272Fundamentals of Aircraft Avionics3
AMNT 491Operational Applications in Aviation Maintenance3
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
STAT 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
Total Credits33


Choose one Specialization

1. Engineering specialization
2. Management specialization
3. Safety specialization

Engineering Specialization

In aviation maintenance, technicians often work closely with engineers when troubleshooting or making changes to aircraft design. The Engineering specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an integrated understanding of the theories and practical applications of engineering concepts, AC/CD circuit behavior, metal and composite properties, forces, and solid mechanics.

Engineering Specialization Courses33
MATH 242Calculus and Analytical Geometry II4
CHEM 110General Chemistry I3
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ETEC 315Circuits for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 316Circuits Laboratory for Engineering Technology1
ESCI 201Statics3
ESCI 202Solid Mechanics3
CESC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CESC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ETEC 310Material Science for Engineering Technology3
ESCI 204Dynamics3
ENGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers3
Total Credits33
Total Degree Requirements 121

Management Specialization:

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.

Management Specialization Courses18
UNSY 316Operational and Business Aspects of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems3
AMNT 322Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs3
HRMD 324Aviation Labor Relations3
LGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3
PMGT 325Concepts and Practices of Project Management3
Upper-Level Management Electives3
Electives15
Choose other electives from the following subject areas: Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Science, Management, Leadership, Safety, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology
Total Credits33
Total Degree Requirements120

Safety Specialization:

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.

Safety Specialization Courses18
BSAS 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
BSAS 335Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety3
SFTY 341Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
BSAS 409Aviation Safety3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Upper-Level Safety Electives3
Electives15
Choose other electives from the following subject areas: Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Science, Management, Leadership, Safety, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology
Total Credits33
Total Degree Requirements120

Plan of Study (BSAVM)

Year One

Term 1Credits
Communication Theory/Skills above ENGL 106 3
College Algebra or Higher Math Series (MATH 142 for Engineering Specialization) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
Communication Theory/Skills above ENGL 106 (ENGL 123 for Engineering Specialization) 3
College Algebra or Higher Math Series (MATH 241 for Engineering Specialization - 4 Credits) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
Humanities LL 3
Physical Science/Physics (PHYS 150 for Engineering Specialization) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
Social Science 3
Computer Science 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 5
Communication Theory/Skills above ENGL 106 (ENGL 221 for Engineering Specialization) 3
ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 30.0
Credits Total (Engineering Specialization):31.0

Year Two

Term 1Credits
AMNT 265 Aeronautical Electronics for Aviation Maintenance Technicians 3
Social Science 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
AMNT 240 General Aeronautics and Applications 3
AMNT 260 Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
AMNT 270 Airframe Structures and Applications 3
AMNT 271 Airframe Systems and Applications 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
AMNT 280 Reciprocating Engine Theory and Applications 3
AMNT 281 Turbine Engine Theory and Applications 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 5
Physical Science/Physics (PHYS 160 for Engineering Specialization) 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 30.0

Year Three

Term 1Credits
STAT 211 Statistics with Aviation Applications 3
ASCI 404 Applications in Aviation & Aerospace Law 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
AMNT 272 Fundamentals of Aircraft Avionics 3
Humanities UL 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
AMNT 290 Introduction to Aerospace Composites 3
AMNT 429 Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures and Systems 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
AMNT 424 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation 3
AMNT 416 Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 5
AMNT 491 Operational Applications in Aviation Maintenance 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective (ENGR 115 for Engineering Specialization) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 30.0

Year Four 

Management Specialization 

Term 1Credits
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
UNSY 316 Operational and Business Aspects of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems 3
AMNT 322 Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
HRMD 324 Aviation Labor Relations 3
LGMT 411 Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
PMGT 325 Concepts and Practices of Project Management (Aviation Maintenance Elective) 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 5
(MGMT) Upper Level Elective 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 30.0
Total Degree Requirements120

Safety Specialization

Term 1Credits
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
BSAS 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
BSAS 335 Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
SFTY 341 Occupational Safety and Health Program Management 3
BSAS 409 Aviation Safety 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
SFTY 440 System Safety Management 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 5
Upper Level Safety Elective 3
Aviation Maintenance Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 30.0
Total Degree Requirements120

Engineering Specialization

Term 1Credits
MATH 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 3
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 2
ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 3
ETEC 315 Circuits for Engineering Technology 3
ETEC 316 Circuits Laboratory for Engineering Technology 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 3
ESCI 201 Statics 3
ESCI 202 Solid Mechanics 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
CESC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CESC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
ETEC 310 Material Science for Engineering Technology 3
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 5
ESCI 204 Dynamics 3
 Credits Subtotal3.0
 Credits Total: 30.0
Total Degree Requirements121

BSAVM-MAM 4+1 Combined Pathway Program: Accelerated opportunity to earn an MAM

This program is for students who are committed to continuing their education through the Master’s degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance (BSAVM) and the Master of Aviation Maintenance (MAM) in five academic years.

Students who are accepted in the BSAVM-MAM 4+1 combined pathway program, will spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study and then, during their senior year, will be allowed to take up to three graduate-level courses from the MAM to replace an equal number of elective courses in the BSAVM degree. Before selecting the three courses to be taken, students must confer with an advisor to ensure that the courses selected are suitable (a grade of B or better must be achieved). Upon completion of the BSAVM requirements, students will be enrolled in the MAM and can complete their degree in one year. In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the courses taken in lieu of the elective courses in the BSAVM degree, the student will be removed from the program, have credit awarded to the BSAVM degree only, and may continue to complete the BSAVM degree.

As a minimum, the applicant must have at least a 3.00 GPA. Students initiate program acceptance through their Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor; to help ensure program criteria are met.  Student Advisor will complete the request for processing into the 4+1 program.