Aeronautics Major

7103
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7103 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom Location/s: main campus

The curriculum for the aeronautical science major prepares the graduate for a career in the global aeronautical science and technology industry and government regulatory agencies. The graduate is provided a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, aeronautical sciences, aeronautical technology and the regulated international aviation industry.

Freshman Year
Fall (17 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • ASC 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps first-year students adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic and social integration into college.
  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    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.
  • 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.
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews computers and terminology. Identifies appropriate problems and solution design using specific applications packages. Introduces the use of word processors, data managers, spreadsheets and the Internet (email and Web browsers).
    Requirement(s):
    College of Engineering majors may only use as Free Elective.
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 4
    Functions and graphs, limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, chain rule; applications to maxima and minima, and to related rates. Exponential logarithmic, circular and hyperbolic functions: their inverses, derivatives and integrals.
    Requirement(s):
    High school algebra and trigonometry, and a passing score on the placement test, or prerequisite course
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVS 1102 Introduction to Aviation Chemical Science
    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces chemistry fundamentals as applied to aviation activities and aeronautical studies. Includes discussion of corrosion, batteries, fuels, lubricants, deicing chemicals, oxygen generation, aircraft coatings and the environmental footprint of aviation activities.
  • AVS 1202 Introduction to Aviation Physiology
    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces the effects of flight on human functional capability. Explores hypoxia, hyperventilation, self-imposed stress, disorientation and other physical consequences of flight.
  • AVT 1303 Aviation History
    Credit Hours: 1
    Surveys the significant technological, political and historical events and the people who shaped the international aviation industry. Focuses on aviation development in the United States.
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 4
    Integration and applications of integration, further techniques of integration, improper integrals, limits, l'Hospital's rule, sequences and series, numerical methods, polar coordinates and introductory differential equations.
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 4
    Includes vectors; mechanics of particles; Newton's laws of motion; work, energy and power; impulse and momentum; conservation laws; mechanics of rigid bodies, rotation, equilibrium; fluids, heat and thermodynamics; and periodic motion.
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Experiments to elucidate concepts and relationships presented in , to develop understanding of the inductive approach and the significance of a physical measurement, and to provide some practice in experimental techniques and methods.
Sophomore Year
Fall (18 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVT 2303 Aviation Career Planning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Surveys flying and non-flying aviation careers. Includes general aspects of various careers, professional development and certification, professional organizations and requirements for success.
  • BUS 1301 Basic Economics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces basic macro- and microeconomic concepts. Includes the economic role of government, business and individuals. Seeks to acquaint the student with sufficient material to understand major concepts and terminology used in our economy and the global community.
    Requirement(s):
    College of Business majors may only use as Free Elective.
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Practice in the technical and scientific writing style and format, including gathering and using data to prepare reports. Includes abstracts, reports, letters, technical descriptions, proposals and at least two oral presentations.
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 4
    Includes electricity and magnetism, Coulomb's law, electric fields, potential capacitance, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic fields, fields due to currents, induction, magnetic properties; and wave motion, vibration and sound, interference and diffraction.
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 1
    Continues . Includes experiments pertaining to .
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
Spring (16 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 2401 Aviation Fiscal Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces basic financial management principles in an aviation industry context. Topics include financial document analysis, forecasting, financing, asset management and mergers. Uses spreadsheet, presentation, word processing and Internet search software tools to prepare and analyze financial reports and solve financial problems.
  • AVS 2102 Aerodynamics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents basic aeronautical factors affecting aircraft design and performance. Major topics include atmospheric properties, lift, drag, thrust, aircraft performance, stability and control, high-speed aerodynamics, operating strength limitations, and aerodynamics of specific flying problems.
  • AVT 2201 National Airspace System
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.
  • COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems
    Credit Hours: 1
    Acquaints students with a variety of library services, sources and systems. Emphasizes research strategies and tools useful in each student's field of study, as well as the use of print, Internet and other electronic resources.
  • MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Random variables, expectations, sampling and estimation of parameters, normal and other distributions and central-limit theorem, tests of hypothesis, linear regression and design experiments.
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • 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.
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of business in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Helps students acquire management knowledge and develop management skills. Enables the student to understand management as it relates to both the employer and employee, and acquaints the student with the various schools of management and the philosophy of management.
  • COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers interpersonal and group communication in the professions for future executives. Students prepare and deliver a variety of career-related presentations.
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AHF 3101 Introduction to Human Factors
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the field of engineering psychology (ergonomics) that examines the interaction of humans and machines. Analyzes aircraft accidents and industrial safety concepts, and the design of aircraft, computers and other products.
  • AVM 3202 Airport Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes analysis and application of FAA standards for airport design. Emphasizes the airside components. Also includes airport capacity calculations; movement area geometry; pavement, runway, and taxiway design; (FAR Part 77), approach and departure gradients, terminal building concepts and heliports.
  • AVM 3303 Transportation Logistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies transportation and logistics management as a discipline concerned with efficient materials flow through the global industrial and economic system. Emphasizes managerial aspects of air transportation and logistics systems and serves as specialized education for those who plan careers in transportation or logistics.
  • AVS 3201 Aviation Meteorology 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Advanced course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Addresses hazardous weather conditions associated with synoptic weather systems and basic prediction techniques for flight planning. Also addresses seasonal weather patterns and associated hazardous flying conditions.
  • AVT 3203 Air Traffic Control 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces Air Traffic Control (ATC) and its use of NAVAIDS and airspace to effect positive separation and control of IFR aircraft.
Senior Year
Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 4201 Aviation Advanced Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Teaches the application of specialized software packages used in the aviation industry. Includes land-use management, airport and airway simulations and geographical information systems.
  • AVM 4301 Aviation Labor Law and Employment Standards
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies government regulation of aviation employment standards and labor-management practices in negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements. Examines private and public sector labor relations with specific application of labor law to the varied aspects of the aviation industry.
  • AVM 4501 Air Transportation Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the development of the air transportation system leading to the modern organization and functions of airlines and general aviation business. Studies the route structure, scheduling, pricing and fleet selection strategies in the solution of typical operational problems.
  • AVS 4304 Aviation Security
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents civil aviation security measures required of all airports and airlines engaged in international civil aviation operations. Includes international and U.S. regulatory requirements, current security issues, threat analysis and technological developments. Introduces maritime, trucking, rail and mass transit security.
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the historical roots of modern safety organizations and the safety responsibilities and operations of the FAA and the NTSB. Closely examines aviation safety planning, icing and human-centered accidents.
    Requirement(s):
    Multiengine Certificate with Instrument Rating
Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Complete:
  • AVM 4302 Aviation Law
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews the fundamentals of aviation law. Emphasizes factors guiding operational decision making by aviation managers and professional pilots to minimize exposure to legal liability.
  • AVM 4701 Airport Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies modern airports, including their roles, functions and status in the national air transportation system; sponsorship and management alternatives; management of airport development, operations and business matters; and discussion of current and emerging public airport issues.
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (4xxx Aviation) (Q) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Advisor Approval) Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 126