Bachelor of Science in
Aeronautics

Boeing forecasts 558,000 new pilot jobs worldwide by the year 2034. Along with the increased pilot hiring, the company anticipates a need for 609,000 maintenance technicians*.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked, or desire to work in aviation-related careers. For students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills, this degree acknowledges a student's valuable acquired experience through the award of advanced standing prior-learning credit. The curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge. The program also provides an opportunity for those students new to aviation to acquire aviation-specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework.

The aviation industry knows about and respects Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and our graduates, whether for positions as pilots, air traffic management, meteorology, safety, business, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.

Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation. Learn more about our Career Services Resources.

Embry-Riddle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

BSA students can minor in a range of specialties, depending on their campus affiliation like Unmanned Aircraft System, Aviation Maintenance and Air traffic Control.  See our list of Minors according to campus. 

*Read more about Boeing’s predictions in the article “Demand unprecedented for pilots and technicians" on the company’s website.

DEGREE DETAILS

About Aeronautics at the Asia Campus

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics 

As Asia's aeronautics industry continues to grow, so do job opportunities in the field. But just what exactly is aeronautics? Basically, it can be defined as the science of flight. Designing an airplane or other type of flying machine, manufacturing them, operating them, maintaining them. It all falls under aeronautics. That means you could be anything from a scientist to a technician to an engineer or pilot. No matter which type of aeronautics career you want, a good place to start is by getting your Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA).

Awarded by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, offered by ERC Institute (ERCI), the 120-credit hour degree program offers courses in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance and aeronautical science. Several degree minors allow you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career goals.

Through the BSA program, you can:

  • Gain a broad knowledge base of aeronautics
  • Be prepared for becoming a pilot, air traffic controller or regulator, and more
  • Benefit from faculty who are experienced industry professionals themselves

This full-time or part-time program is offered in an intimate classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention from faculty members and the chance to interact with and learn from fellow students.

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics - Engineering Fundamentals Track

The Engineering Fundamentals Track (EFT) in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree program is the first step to opening the door to continued engineering studies at an Embry-Riddle residential campus in the United States. Students in the EFT will receive the quality engineering instruction ERAU is known for without having to incur the full cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a residential campus.

Through the EFT, students gain practical design experience using basic models and simulations. Students also get a strong foundation in math and physics.  Experienced faculty members provide plenty of first-hand knowledge and individual attention. Students also have the chance to work with fellow ERAU students throughout the program.

The EFT is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's latest offering for aspiring engineering students who want world-class educational opportunities that meet their needs in new and innovative ways.

At the end of the two-year program, the EFT gives the student the option to continue in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree in Singapore or transfer to an Embry-Riddle residential campus in the United States and complete one of the following Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Software Engineering.

Most of the courses in the Engineering Fundamentals Track are only offered during the day so it is ideal for a full-time student.  Courses are offered in an intimate classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention from faculty members and the chance to interact with and learn from fellow students.

Learn more about the Asia Campus

Students applying from Singapore:

Polytechnic Students:

  • Official copies of your polytechnic transcripts. In order for these documents to be considered official you must request an original copy from your polytechnic institution.
  • Copy of your polytechnic diploma.
  • Copy of your O/A level examination results.

O/A Level Students:

  • Official copies of your General Certificate of Education Ordinary and if applicable your Advanced level results. In order for these documents to be considered official, you must present to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the original certificates so that an official copy can be made. Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

International Students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University requires that all international students meet the university minimum requirements for admission. These requirements vary from country to country and each application to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis. For a list of minimum entry requirements by country, please click here.

Students studying in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of IB Diploma exemptions, please click here.

Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

Applicants for whom English is not the primary language must either:

  • Attain a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based).
  • Attain a minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0.
  • Earn transferable credit for a course that is the equivalent of ENGL 123 (English Composition) at an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Show evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English.

International students should visit Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) FAQ website for information on the issuance of a student pass/student visa. All student pass requirements will be shared with students when an admission decision is made by the university.

Official/Attested copies of documents listed above should be mailed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Office of Enrollment Management, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #02-01 Boon Siew Building, Singapore 229833. Alternatively, students may make an appointment to bring original documents in so that an official copy can be made.

Only upon submission of the documents listed above will the University be able to process your application.

For questions regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu. If you are ready to apply, begin the application process today.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) through our newly formed partnership with ERC Institute. The ERC Institute partnership provides us with the ability to host students in a full-time and part-time classroom capacity. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University BSA program in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aeronautics professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.

Full-Time (courses conducted during the day)
Students pursuing the BSA degree program at a full-time pace will take 3 courses each term. The 120 credit hour BSA degree is designed to be completed in 3.5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 2 years.

Part-Time (courses conducted during the evening)
Students pursuing the BSA degree program at a part-time pace will take 2 courses each term. The full 120 credit hour BSA degree is designed to be completed in 5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 3 years. Part-time students also have the option of accelerating completion of the degree by taking some courses entirely online.

The cost of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is dependent on the number of credits a student is required to take to complete the degree requirements.

Diploma Graduates / GCE “A” Level Students
Students entering the program with a diploma or GCE “A” level examination results can expect to receive a significant number of exemptions. Exemptions vary depending on the diploma and GCE “A” level subjects but most students holding one of these qualifications are eligible for between 45 and 60 credits of exemptions. A diploma holder or GCE “A” level student can expect to pay between SGD 30,000 and 48,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

Secondary School Graduates / GCE “O” Level Students
Students entering the program without any exemptions will be required to take all 120 credits in the BSA degree. A secondary school graduate or GCE “O” level student can expect to pay SGD 63,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

For more detailed information regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu.

Family Grant:
A grant of $2,500 is offered for each sibling of the same family simultaneously enrolled on a full-time basis. Example, two siblings enroll at the same time, but one completes or departs the University before the other sibling, the grant is discontinued for the sibling still enrolled.

Undergraduate Students:
Embry-Riddle Asia offers a range of academic merit and demonstrated need based scholarships to new students. The scholarship amounts range from S$3,000 to S$9,000 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA and/or O/A level examination results) and demonstrated financial need of the student and/or family. Eligible students are invited to complete a scholarship application after admission to the university. In order to keep the scholarship, a student must maintain a CGPA of 3.00. If a student’s CGPA drops below 3.00 the scholarship will be cancelled for all future terms. The scholarship is only valid for study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia and is not transferable to other locations/campuses at Embry-Riddle. The minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Secondary/Post-Secondary Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and/or
  • A pass certificate at the “A” Level with a minimum grade of B or higher for two subjects taken at the advanced level, and/or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) total score of 32 or higher

Our primary intake for the BSA degree program takes place in July of each year; however, it is possible to start in January as well. A member of the Enrollment Management team can help you decide which start term works best for you.

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