Plan of Study

Below are typical MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management courses offered on a rolling format that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. We'll work with you to establish your individual plan of study.

Fall semester offerings

  • International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems : Provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience. Students will receive detailed information on air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs, as well as applicable threat mitigation processes. Research will be conducted on emerging international aviation issues. (3 credits)
  • Quality & Productivity in Industry & Technology: Examines the contemporary issues of continuous improvement in quality and productivity in manufacturing and service industries. Includes a close examination of the evolving philosophies' bearing on the scope, improvement and costs of quality assurance programs in industry and technology. (3 credits)
  • Human Error: Explores the definition and nature of human error, error chains and casual factors in error generation. Error taxonomies will provide a classification scheme for grouping errors and assessing error criticality. Methods for assessing risk and predicting error generation potentials will be investigated. Accident and incident case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate course concepts. (3 credits)
  • Research Methods in Aviation: Explores the practical approach to research as it applies to identifying and analyzing problems in aviation industry settings. Such problems and issues often require a diversity of research skills to effectively address dynamic problems in complex and often high-risk work environments. The course offers an overview of mixed research methods that lend themselves well to practical problem solving. Also offered in Summer. (3 credits)

Summer semester offerings

  • Operational Assessment & Improvement: This course focuses on developing the skills needed to analyze, formulate and apply pragmatic techniques for work task improvement. Concepts to be studied will include the enhancement of workflow structure, critical sequence element streamlining and value-added analysis development. (3 credits)
  • Research Methods in Aviation: Explores the practical approach to research as it applies to identifying and analyzing problems in aviation industry settings. Such problems and issues often require a diversity of research skills to effectively address dynamic problems in complex and often high-risk work environments. The course offers an overview of mixed research methods that lend themselves well to practical problem solving. Also offered in Fall. (3 credits).
  • Measurement & Evaluation in Industry & Technology: Presents an introduction to measurement strategies in an industrial and human resource environment. The evaluation of measurement outcomes will be the primary focus. Using statistical concepts appropriate for industrial environments, the role of the manager in planning and conducting effective research will be presented. (3 credits)

Spring semester offerings

  • Management and Design of Training Systems: Examines practical applications of managing the training process in industry and educational settings, including the development of instructional materials from an adult learner viewpoint. Students will design an instructional program using established management training models. Curriculum design using various forms of media and delivery strategies will be emphasized. (3 credits)
  • Measurement & Evaluation in Industry & Technology: Presents an introduction to measurement strategies in an industrial and human resource environment. The evaluation of measurement outcomes will be the primary focus. Using statistical concepts appropriate for industrial environments, the role of the manager in planning and conducting effective research will be presented. (3 credits)
  • Resource Analysis and Optimization:  Develops the skills to analyze, formulate and apply techniques for work task improvement. Concepts include work flow enhancement, critical element streamlining, and value added analysis.  (3 credits)
  • Aviation Leadership:  Using foundational readings, case studies, and critical analysis techniques, the contribution of past and contemporary aviation leaders will be reviewed.  (3 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Transportation Security:  Provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience.  Discussion will cover air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs as well as applicable threat mitigations.  (3 credits)

 

Capstone Project: The Capstone is a culminating educational event that requires the student to use the collective knowledge and skills that have been acquired during the course of the program. Specifically, the Capstone is an opportunity to select an aviation business problem or issue (possibly tied to your own company), which is then analyzed, corrected and documented in a structured scholarly paper. This is available during fall and summer semesters. (3 credits)

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