Aviation Environmental Science Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 6118 Degree Awarded: none
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Available to all College of Aeronautics majors.

Curriculum (18 credit hours)
  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    or AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.
  • AVM 3201 Aviation Planning
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the student to the requirements, issues and processes involved in aviation planning. Includes in-depth study of the sources of aviation data, forecasting methods, the airport master planning process and environmental issues and requirements.
  • AVS 2402 Introduction to Aviation Environmental Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces basic principles of environmental science directly applicable to the aviation industry. Includes air and water quality, contaminants of concern, properties of contaminants and air quality measurements at airports.
  • AVS 4402 Aviation Sustainability
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on developing a sustainable aviation infrastructure. Discusses the principles of sustainability in aviation, monitoring and analyzing the airfield transport system, alternative fuels and biotechnology in aviation.
Select two courses from the following:
  • AVM 3202 Airport Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes analysis and application of FAA and ICAO standards for airport design. Emphasizes the airside components. Includes runways; protection areas, zones and surfaces; taxiways; terminals; aprons; pavements; and on-airport facilities. (Requirement: Junior standing.)
  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Initial course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Includes meteorological codes, charts and aviation bulletins, and identification of potentially hazardous in-flight weather conditions. Also addresses atmospheric circulation, stability, convection, moisture, air masses and fronts.
  • ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments
    Credit Hours: 3
    Origin, fate, effects and distribution of air pollutants. Covers dispersion modeling, federal and state legislation, source control and monitoring.
  • ENS 4300 Renewable Energy and the Environment
    Credit Hours: 3
    Understanding human energy needs; alternative generating systems; renewable sources including biomass, hydro, ocean current, solar and wind; socioeconomic implications of sustainable energy.
  • Technical Elective (approved by program chair)