ERAU was founded to educate pilots and mechanics, and it remains the leader in the field. Students here are surrounded by people who share the same passion for excellence, precision, and safety. The demand for aviation maintenance specialists has never been greater, and with a degree, graduates are positioned for advancement into management. ERAU graduates emerge from the Aviation Maintenance program with the ability to service, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of an aircraft mechanic is $55,980, receiving an average of more than $1,000 in annual bonuses.
Students will earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant certificates (A&P mechanic licenses). Certifications/licenses previously earned may qualify for applied credit.
The Aviation Maintenance program at ERAU is taught by dedicated faculty who are also industry professionals. Together, they have more than 300 years of combined knowledge and experience.Although the program is geared toward aviation and aerospace, ERAU’s curriculum prepares graduates for success with companies in any industry.
In the aviation industry, the most crucial task is to keep the planes flying safely. That’s why people with aircraft maintenance skills and knowledge will continue to be in high demand by aviation and aeronautical employers. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS) at ERAU gives graduates the skills required to work toward higher salaries, greater job satisfaction, and a soaring sense of personal pride.
Students will specialize in one of two maintenance functions:
Students gain a solid core of courses in general education, which prepares graduates for success in any industry, not just aviation.
Education is the key to getting more out of life — whether you’re looking for a higher salary, greater job satisfaction, or a soaring sense of personal pride. If you work in the aircraft maintenance field and are ready for advancement, Embry-Riddle can help. Our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance degree lets you build on the skills you already possess, while laying the foundation for greater accomplishments.
If you hold an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Certificate, you may be awarded up to 18 credit hours toward the associate degree or up to 30 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree. Students may also earn maintenance credit as part of the overall curriculum.
In addition to gaining critical skills needed to succeed in an aviation maintenance career, students will specialize in one of two maintenance functions: Management or Safety. Plus, students gain a solid core of courses in general education, which prepares graduates for success in any industry, not just aviation.
In the aviation industry, the most crucial task is to keep the planes flying safely. That’s why people with aircraft maintenance skills and knowledge will continue to be in high demand by aviation and aeronautical employers. In today’s competitive workforce, however, it takes something extra to move up the career ladder. Aviation professionals can get that edge with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide.
Although the program is geared toward aviation and aerospace, its curriculum prepares graduates for success with companies in any industry. The total degree requirements are 120 credit hours.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|or ECON 211||Macroeconomics|
|Social Science elective||3|
|Physical and Life Science|
|PHYS 102||Explorations in Physics||3|
|Physical/Life Science elective||3|
& MATH 112
|College Mathematics for Aviation I|
and College Mathematics for Aviation II
|CSCI 109||Introduction to Computers and Applications||3|
|Aviation Maintenance Courses|
|AMNT 240||General Aeronautics and Applications||3|
|AMNT 260||Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory||3|
|AMNT 270||Airframe Structures and Applications||3|
|AMNT 271||Airframe Systems and Applications||3|
|AMNT 280||Reciprocating Engine Theory and Applications||3|
|AMNT 281||Turbine Engine Theory and Applications||3|
|ASCI 202||Introduction to Aeronautical Science||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MATH 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|ASCI 327||Aviation Work Force Management in a Global Environment||3|
|ASCI 404||Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law||3|
|ASCI 416||Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective||3|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 317||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 325||Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management||3|
|AMNT 490||Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course||3|
|Choose one specialization|
|Aviation Maintenance Electives||12|
|Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Science, Management, Computer Science, and Engineering Technology.|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
In aviation maintenance, there is a continual need for the comprehensive management of maintenance programs. The Management specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an integrated understanding of the theories, concepts, and practical applications of logistics, procurement, production, life cycle analysis, and project management.
|ASCI 315||Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations||3|
|ASCI 322||Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs||3|
|ASCI 424||Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation||3|
|ASCI 433||Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management||3|
|MGMT 391||Introduction to Project Management||3|
|Upper-Level Management Electives||3|
In aviation maintenance, there is a recognized need for safety professionals. The Safety specialization provides students of Aviation Maintenance an opportunity to complement their practical experience with a study of aviation safety, focusing on the theories and concepts of human factors, mechanical and structural factors, system safety, and maintenance-related safety practices.
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 335||Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 341||Occupational Safety and Health Program Management||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 440||System Safety Management||3|
|Upper-Level Safety Electives||3|
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