Aviation Maintenance (MAVM)

Courses

MAVM 601  Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations  3 Credits (3,0)

The course focus is on the leadership role in Global Maintenance Organizations principles and application to evaluate and implement a maintenance philosophy that supports a global aviation maintenance organization. The course addresses the leadership of subordinate managers and supervisors through the communication of organizational philosophies and directives, including prioritizing assigning and tracking goals, objectives, and standards.

MAVM 605  Global Maintenance Resource Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students will examine the leadership role in Maintenance Resource Management (MRM) principles and applications, to include compliance with Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency guidelines. Specific emphasis is placed on management's role in the five pillars of MRM: communication, decision-making, situational awareness, workload management, and teamwork skills, as they pertain to awareness and mitigation of latent and active failures. The overall objective is to manage maintenance technical skills, interpersonal skills, and human performance and cognition in a way that increases communication effectiveness and enhances safety. Included are the foundations in Crew Resource Management, the dirty dozen, and case studies in aircraft accidents attributed to maintenance failures.

MAVM 609  Aircraft Maintenance Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course features a detailed analysis of commercial air carrier and general aviation aircraft maintenance that includes regulation, organization and structure, capabilities and limitations, maintenance levels, inspection and reporting requirements, and prevention and correction inspections. Case studies of typical and unique maintenance scenarios are utilized. A major course objective is to heighten awareness of the critical interface of maintenance with flight, supply, and training activities.

MAVM 615  Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course covers the concepts and management fundamentals of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations in a dynamic and complex global industry. The course addresses strategic management and control of scheduled and unscheduled inspections, maintenance and repair, including cost projection, analysis, maintenance trends and maintenance recorded keeping for efficiencies in operations. Compliance with national and international laws and regulations applicable to global MRO operations are explored.

MAVM 620  Project Management for Aviation Maintenance  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides the student with project management fundamental techniques and principles utilized within the aviation maintenance industry to increase efficiency in managing resources in a global business environment. The content of this course addresses the development of strategies to effectively manage a global aviation maintenance organization and the requirements to balance project constraints of scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risks. The five Process Groups of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing are covered, as well as the aspects of controlling and managing aviation maintenance tasks from inception to completion. Software will be used to analyze the cost, schedule, staffing, and resource allocations, as well as to demonstrate the value of automated calculations, record keeping, and reporting related to managing aviation maintenance.

MAVM 644  Integrated Logistics In Aviation Management  3 Credits

This course centers on elements of a modern integrated logistics system. The organizational structure, inventory management, principles of warehousing, traffic management, international logistics, and quality management principles as they apply to logistics are key elements. The impact of just-in-time systems and quality management principles on physical distribution and their relationship with integrated package and cargo carriers, advancements in intermodal transportation, and the deregulation of the transportation industry are probed. The characteristics of system design to meet requirements of reliability, maintainability, and supportability are examined, as is the economic feasibility of a logistics system, including Life-Cycle Cost Analysis methods. The explosion of computer technology and its effect on electronic data interchange capability as they influence logistics policies and practices are explored. The use of computer software to solve logistics problems is introduced.

MAVM 691  Aviation Maintenance Graduate Capstone  3 Credits (3,0)

The Master of Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course is the culminating effort of the student's entire learning experience. The student will complete an individual project that provides significant evidence of experience in aviation maintenance studies. Students will work with designated faculty to formulate, develop, and complete the aviation maintenance project. The completion of the Capstone Course is designed to document significant evidence that all Program Outcomes have been met. The Capstone Course will be taken at the end of the student's degree program.