Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance

Blending general education and aviation maintenance core courses, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance gives graduates a competitive edge in the industry.

About the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance

As a recognized leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University prepares students to meet the future needs of the aviation industry. The 2023 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook forecasts the need for 690,000 maintenance technicians by 2042, making aviation maintenance an important factor in keeping the industry thriving.   

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance is designed to lay the groundwork for a successful career within the aircraft maintenance field. It focuses on numerous aspects of aviation mechanics, including aircraft electrical systems theory, airframe systems applications, organizational behavior, social responsibility and ethics. 

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while earning a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance:

  • Fundamentals of Aviation Maintenance 
  • Aviation maintenance operations for all types of aerial vehicles 
  • Basic concepts of ground and flight safety 

Aviation Maintenance Career Opportunities 

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates are prepared to rise to the challenge as demand increases for aviation technicians. With a 92% placement rate a year after graduation, students find careers with top companies, including The Boeing Company, the U.S. Air Force and L3Harris Technologies. 

Graduates with an aviation mechanics degree typically secure roles such as: 

  • Aviation maintenance technicians 
  • Aerospace machinists  
  • Flight line quality managers 
  • Aircraft maintenance productions 

Aviation Maintenance Salary Information

Earning an aviation mechanics degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, averaging $100,200 annually in 2022, as industry demand continues to rise. 



About Aviation Maintenance at the Worldwide & Online Campus

In today’s competitive workforce, 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's Worldwide campus.  

The program meticulously trains students as aviation technicians and aircraft mechanics to service, troubleshoot and repair aircraft. With an innovative curriculum comprised of 120 credit hours, Embry‑Riddle students gain a solid foundation for their careers. 

Pursuing a degree at the Worldwide & Online Campus allows students to structure their education around their lifestyles, taking classes where and when they want. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

The Worldwide/Online Campus offers two specialization options for the aviation maintenance degree: 

  • Management: Focuses on practical applications of logistics, procurement, production, life cycle analysis and project management. 
  • Safety: Focuses on theories and concepts of human factors, mechanical and structural factors, system safety and maintenance-related safety practices.

Aviation Maintenance Information

  • Credits: 120
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

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