Master of Science in
Perhaps you work in the aviation or aerospace industry and are looking to advance your knowledge, skills, abilities, and opportunities.
Pilot, air traffic controller, meteorologist, aviation educator, safety officer — whatever position you currently hold, a graduate degree in Aeronautics could help take your career to new heights.
Maybe you want to earn that graduate degree immediately upon completion of your undergraduate degree in a related field. Whatever your circumstance, with the online Aeronautics degree able to be taken completely online, this could be the program to help you excel.
Embry-Riddle also offers a master’s degree in Aeronautics to help aerospace and aviation professionals pursue additional career opportunities.
About Aeronautics at the Asia Campus
Air traffic control personnel, flight crew members, flight operations specialists and technical representatives within the aviation and aerospace industry require a technical skill set. Whether you already work in one of these roles or you aspire to, a Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) may help you reach your goals.
Offered jointly by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the 30 credit-hour Aeronautics master's degree program is similar to the Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree but with less of a business and management focus, and more of a technical, operations and safety oriented focus. As some courses are highly technical, more of an aviation background is needed.
Master of Science in Aeronautics program highlights:
- Combines solid core classes with unique specializations targeting the Asian aviation and aerospace industry
- Learn the tools needed to develop, manufacture and operate aircraft and spacecraft
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure that supports the industry
- Concentrations in Aeronautics, Safety Systems, Education Technology, Operations, Human Factors in Aviation Systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
- The benefit of learning from faculty who are experienced industry professionals themselves
Already Embry-Riddle’s largest graduate program in the United States, the program is an exciting addition to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offerings in Singapore as it will give students the chance to be prepared for senior-level positions and critical leadership roles demanded in Singapore’s thriving aviation and aerospace industry.
This program is offered in blended delivery modes so that you can continue working full time through your enrollment. We merge the convenience of night and weekend courses with diverse learning modes:
- EagleVision Classroom (Web video conferencing between classrooms)
- Online (from anywhere with an Internet connection)
Most terms begins with two five-day classroom sessions at SAA and continues with online interaction between students and the instructor. The program is designed to be completed in six terms spanning 24 months.
All Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who already possess a master’s degree or have completed graduate coursework from an accredited degree-granting institution must also have a 3.0 CGPA or higher at the graduate level.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions showing degree completion or courses attempted. Official or unofficial transcripts may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge.
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.
- Applicants must submit a statement of purpose and successfully complete an admissions interview with the College of Aeronautics chair and admissions committee.
To apply for the MSA program:
- Step 1: To be considered for admission, applicants must apply online, pay the SGD 75 application fee and submit all required documentation before the deadline.
- Step 2: The University will process the application and supporting documentation and inform the applicant if the basic requirements have been met in order to proceed to the admissions interview stage.
- Step 3: Upon admission, the University will issue the acceptance letter and further enrollment instructions.
For questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can start the MSA degree program in January, June or August. The first three terms will take place in our blended delivery combining classroom instruction during the first 2 weeks of the term with the convenience of online instruction during the remaining 7 weeks. The fourth through sixth terms allow students to begin work on their capstone project while also pursing their MSA specialization courses to be taken online. Students can expect to graduate 24 months after they start the MSA degree program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) through the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Embry-Riddle's presence at the SAA is evidence of Singapore's interest in high-quality aviation and training as well as opportunities for research and information exchange. The Embry-Riddle MSA program in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aviation management professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.
Visit the Singapore Aviation Academy page for more information.
For the latest tuition information, please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page. Students are not required to make full upfront payment. Course fees are due upon first time enrollment and before the start of each term. Program tuition does not include textbooks and course materials which vary from term to term but can be estimated at SGD 200 per course.
For questions regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or email@example.com. If you are ready to apply, begin the application process today.
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 SGD 1,500 to SGD 4,500 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA in their undergraduate degree) 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:
- Undergraduate CGPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and/or
- GMAT score of 500 or higher, and/or
- GRE score of 300 or higher
SkillsFuture Study Award: Local students may also apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Air Transport Sector offered through the CAAS at up to SGD 5,000. For more information, please visit www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards/air-transport.
About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Ready for your career to take flight? Make the next step by seeing what student life is like at our Worldwide Campus.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide gives you the freedom to take your Aeronautics graduate courses online at your convenience. And with locations around the globe, there’s always on-site support nearby.
Although students in our online Aeronautics program may not always physically be in a classroom, they still gain personal, hands-on experience using tools like using our Virtual Hub to design and test fly a UAS or conduct an aviation accident investigation with the virtual crash lab. Students also have the opportunity to fly sUAS and get licensed through the sUAS Operations Specialization. Students earning their master's degree in Aeronautics also have the opportunity
to complete research while working with faculty on their thesis project if they choose the Research Specialization. Other Specializations include: Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Space Systems, Unmanned Systems, Small UAS Operations, Maintenance, and Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability.
As a member of the Embry-Riddle network, you’ll gain access to experienced faculty, industry professionals, fellow students, and professional organizations. Engage with your peers regularly via discussion boards, blogs, Wikis, and video conferencing. You will also have access to our Co-op and Internship program along with the Industry Expo to learn about potential future jobs.
The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is a broad-based, flexible degree program designed to provide both the aviation/aerospace professional and students who are interested in a career in aviation with a professional academic approach to an aviation/aerospace oriented multidisciplinary degree that is accredited internationally by the Royal Aeronautical Society. It provides an unequaled opportunity for pilot and flight crew members, ground personnel, air traffic control personnel, flight operations specialists, maintenance personnel, meteorologists, industry technical and manufacturing representatives, airport professionals, unmanned aircraft systems operators, aviation safety professionals, aviation sustainability professionals, aviation training experts and space related professionals to enhance their knowledge and pursue additional career opportunities.
The MSA degree is designed to provide the student with a broad aviation/aerospace background and technical knowledge in the 7 course core curriculum and the opportunity to select from eight different 3 course specializations to pursue their chosen career path in the aviation field.
The MSA program consists of 30 credits. Students must complete the MSA core requirements consisting of 21 credits, and complete the 9 credits that make up the selected specialization in one of the following: Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Space Operations, Unmanned Systems, or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Sustainability, Maintenance, Aviation Cybersecurity, and Research.
View information for B.S. in Aeronautics (BSA) students who wish to continue on to the M.S. in Aeronautics (MSA) degree by enrolling in the BSA-MSA 4+1 program.
|MSA Core Requirements|
|ASCI 602||The Air Transportation System||3|
|ASCI 604||Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry||3|
|ASCI 674||Project Management in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|ASCI 516||Applications in Crew Resource Management||3|
|ASCI 645||Airport Operations and Management||3|
|ASCI 693||Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|RSCH 665||Statistical Analysis||3|
|Choose at least one of the Specializations listed.|
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
|AASI 600||Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives||3|
|AASI 620||Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability||3|
|AASI 625||Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace||3|
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations
|Students declaring the sUAS Operation Specialization or registering for courses within it must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 520 and UNSY 620 courses. Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this specialization, UNSY 515.|
|UNSY 515||sUAS Operation Fundamentals||3|
|UNSY 520||sUAS Practical Application and Assessment||3|
|UNSY 620||sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management||3|
|UNSY 501||Application of Unmanned Systems||3|
|UNSY 603||Unmanned Systems Operational Configuration||3|
|UNSY 503||Legal and Regulatory Issues in Unmanned Systems||3|
|MSPO 511||Earth Observation and Remote Sensing||3|
|MSPO 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|MSPO 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|MSAS 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||3|
|MSAS 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|MSAS 621||Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management||3|
|MSHF 606||Human Cognition||3|
|MSHF 612||Human Performance, Limitation, and Error||3|
|MSHF 624||Ergonomics and Biomechanics||3|
|MAVM 601||Leadership in Global Aviation Maintenance Organizations||3|
|MAVM 605||Global Maintenance Resource Management||3|
|MAVM 615||Strategic Management of Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operations||3|
|MSAC 515||Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity||3|
|MSAC 520||Aviation Cybersecurity Threats, Actors, Tools and Techniques||3|
|MSAC 525||Aviation Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience||3|
|RSCH 670||Research Methods||3|
|RSCH 700A||Thesis I||3|
|RSCH 700B||Thesis II||3|
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