Bachelor of Science in
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.
Aeronautics 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.
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 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics 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.
Students can strengthen their aviation knowledge, credentials and experience with the various specializations that the program offers, including flight, air traffic management and more.
~Program updated effective January 1, 2021
Full-Time/Part-Time taught at ERC Institute
Take your future to new heights!
Whether you want to launch into an aviation career, break away from the competition, or advance your current position and earnings potential, the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics opens the door to new opportunities in the dynamic aviation/aerospace industry.
Aeronautics curriculum is closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation/aerospace industry and to general education guidelines. The BSA is a multidisciplinary program with courses of study in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, and aeronautical science. Within that broad base, electives and minors allow you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career goals.
It does not have to take long, either. You can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior life experience and receive your bachelor’s degree in as few as three years.
~Aviation Area of Concentration
The Aviation Area of Concentration is the degree area where credit for prior aviation learning is housed or where students can take aeronautical science courses. Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior aviation training or experience or add a Minor Course of Study. However, shortages in the minimum credit required can be made up by taking courses in the following aviation-related disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, Aviation History, and aviation/aerospace related coursework in Safety, Security, Transportation, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems. The student will complete an internship as part of the AAOC requirements
Sources of prior learning credit include the following:
- Transfer credit earned at accredited degree-granting colleges and universities.
- The recommendations published by the American Council on Education for U.S. Military training and experience, as well as training conducted by other government agencies and private organizations.
- Prior-learning credit established by the University for certain aviation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.
Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that Aeronautics students have acquired through experience and training. Students who complete courses in the same aviation specialty for which they were granted Aviation Area of Concentration credit would be duplicating coverage of the same subject matter. Credit for completion of such courses will not be applied to degree requirements.
|General Education Core|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|SOCI 210||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|CSCI 123||Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis||3|
|WEAX 201||Meteorology I||3|
|PHYS 123||Science of Flight||3|
|MATH 111||Pre-calculus for Aviation||3|
|MATH 112||Applied Calculus for Aviation||3|
|~Aviation Area of Concentration|
|SCTY 420||General Aviation Security||3|
|SFTY 435||Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design||3|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|COIN 496||Co-Operative Education *||1-4|
|*When taken as a part of the BSA degree, COIN 496 is a 3 credit hour course, and credit hours are approved by the Program Chair.|
|~Program Support Core|
|ASCI 202||Introduction to Aeronautical Science||3|
|ASCI 254||Aviation Legislation||3|
|ASCI 404||Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law||3|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Professional Development Core|
|ASCI 491||Operational Applications in Aeronautics||3|
|MGMT 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|Students must choose 18 elective credits and one minor or two minors from the options below:|
|Elective Options: Select from unduplicated courses in Aeronautical Science, Management, Economics, Safety, Security, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Students applying from Singapore:
- 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.
- Official copy of your polytechnic diploma.
- Official copies of your General Certificate of Education Ordinary level (GCE O-Level) and General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A-Level) results.
- Official copies of your GCE O-Level and GCE A-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. View the list of exemptions for A-Level graduates.
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.
Students studying in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. View the list of exemptions for IB Diploma holders.
Students who have taken A-Level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. View the list of exemptions for A-Level graduates.
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.
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 may be eligible to receive credit exemptions. Exemptions vary but students may receive up to 48 credit exemptions based on their diploma and GCE A-level subjects.
Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.
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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.
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 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:
- Post-Secondary/Diploma 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