Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance Science

The B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science is designed for students who want to increase their skills as aviation mechanics with a specific focus area.

About the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science 

The demand for aviation maintenance specialists has never been greater, and with a degree, graduates are positioned for accelerated advancement into leadership positions. The 2023 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a global need for 690,000 new maintenance technicians over the next 20 years. Embry-Riddle graduates emerge from the Aviation Maintenance program with the ability to inspect, service, troubleshoot and repair aircraft. 

The aircraft technician program is taught by dedicated, experienced faculty who are professionals from every major industry segment. Students are surrounded by people who share the same passion for excellence, precision and safety in aviation maintenance. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning opportunities you will have while studying to become an aviation technician:   

  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics and the regulations related to aircraft maintenance
  • Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety
  • Discuss the impact on aviation operations of international aviation law, including applicable International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 

Aviation Maintenance Science Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates often find careers at NASA, Southwest Airlines, The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman, with a placement rate of 92.9% within a year of graduation. 

Students earning an aviation maintenance science degree often pursue careers as: 

  • Field or Base Maintenance Technicians
  • Safety Inspectors
  • Avionics Technicians 

Aviation Maintenance Science Salary Information

Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with alumni averaging $66,200 annually one-year post graduation, as of 2022. 


About Aviation Maintenance Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Housed within the College of Aviation, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science is designed for students who want to increase the value of their aviation maintenance science skills to provide wider opportunities for career advancement. 

Each area of concentration is designed to complement the FAA’s Airframe and Power Plant certification, which collectively serves 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.  

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science must complete one of four areas of concentration: 

  • Flight: focuses on a maintenance background with the qualifications of a commercial pilot
  • Maintenance Management: focuses on maintenance skills for advancement into a management position
  • Safety Science: focuses on both industrial and aviation-specific safety courses
  • Avionics Cybertechnology and Security: focuses on the importance of aerospace data connectivity and security 

Aviation Maintenance Science Information

  • Credits: 126
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person

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