Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance Science

Designed for students who want to increase their skills as an aviation maintenance technician, this program provides a four-year degree with a specific focus area.

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.

The 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a global need for 769,000 aviation technicians during the next 20 years.

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.


About Aviation Maintenance Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Housed within the College of Aviation at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus, the B.S. in Aviation Maintenance degree program is designed for students who want to increase the value of their aviation maintenance technician skills to provide wider opportunities for career advancement. This program aims to provide not only the four-year degree to complement the skills but a specific focus.

Choose from among four areas of concentration:

  • Flight: for those students who wish to combine a maintenance background with the qualifications of a commercial pilot.
    the flight program is at maximum capacity, therefore the flight concentration is not currently available.
  • Maintenance Management: for those who wish to use their maintenance skills as a platform for advancing into a management position in one of the many aviation maintenance environments.
  • Safety Science: this area of concentration combines both industrial and aviation-specific safety courses which prepare students for a rewarding career path.
  • Avionics Cybertechnology and Security: this cutting-edge area of concentration will prepare students to answer the importance of aerospace connectivity and data security.

Each area of concentration is designed to complement the FAA’s Airframe and Power Plant certification, which collectively serve to bolster our students’ academic credentials.  Students can obtain additional industry recognized certifications through the minor in Avionics Line Maintenance. Through this program students can test for the FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) and the NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certificate. Both further help our students integrate themselves into the workforce.

  • Courses taken in the Aviation Maintenance Science Department lead to a student being approved for the A&P certification exams. Credit will be granted for any student who enters ERAU already in possession of the A&P certification.
  • A typical first year includes general education courses like English Composition, Psychology, and Humanities, in addition to foundational course work such as Tools, Materials and Processes, Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations, College Mathematics for Aviation, and Fundamentals of Electricity.
  • Within the aviation and aerospace industries, ERAU is renowned for providing exceptional aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers. The University’s top ranking is well known throughout aircraft maintenance in the corporate, commercial, and private sectors.

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