Master of Science in
Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability
Growing the aviation/aerospace industry while caring for our environment is a major technical and business challenge. Government and industry organizations around the world are allocating vast resources to maximize efficiency and satisfy global demand while also meeting our responsibilities to future generations. To propel this movement, forward-thinking experts are urgently needed.
If you’re ready to make a significant difference in creating a cleaner and more robust aviation/aerospace industry for generations to come, Embry-Riddle’s online master's degree in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability will place you at the forefront.
Across the globe, industry leaders are committed to finding innovative solutions that integrate both economic and environmental sustainability. At the Paris Air Show in June 2019, Chief Technology Officers from seven aerospace manufacturers pledged to enhance aviation sustainability and shield the planet.
Airlines for America (A4A), the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), and the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) have all committed to finding a path to carbon neutral growth. FAA programs such as the Noise Compatibility Program and Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program assist airports in realizing stable levels of economic growth and developing social programs consistent with the needs and values of their local communities, thus reducing environmental impacts.
In this online graduate program, you will explore how technical advances and improved management practices can help companies meet both operational and environmental goals. You will learn the skills and methods necessary to implement sustainable practices in the aviation/aerospace industries and beyond.
About Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The curriculum of the master's in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability draws on recent advances in cutting edge science, practices and innovations and applies an interdisciplinary case approach and systems perspective.
In this online degree program, you learn to contextualize knowledge resources concerning aviation and aerospace sustainability strategy, policy and the legal framework.
You will use analytic tools to enable objective and comprehensive impact analysis supporting sustainability initiatives and projects. Lastly, you will evaluate and suggest improvements to sustainability, attitudes, and practices.
Who is This Program For?
- Leaders overseeing the integration of sustainability into their airline or organization business strategy
- Senior managers, executives involved with sustainability projects
- Mid-career professionals looking to boost their career opportunities along the aerospace manufacturing and production chain
- Scientists and engineers involved in research on sustainability
- Professionals eager to upskill and advance in their careers with the recent advancement of sustainability
The Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability (MSAAS) degree program presents a holistic and proactive way to examine and manage aviation/aerospace sustainability. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge to apply and create sustainability strategies, schemes, and programs for aviation and aerospace organizations, creating a competitive advantage while improving the world. Today, aviation and aerospace industries operate on a global scale and recognize the need to consider social and environmental indicators in addition to financial ones. This program cultivates a growth mindset, knowledge, and skills needed to promote sustainability. Students apply existing environmental schemes to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint and enhance sustainability practices within the industry’s operations and procedures. The MSAAS provides a collaborative learning environment rich with opportunities to challenge current thought processes, work in autonomous or group settings and connect with diverse populations worldwide.
Subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that course is permitted. Students may enroll in graduate-level classes only if they meet prerequisite knowledge requirements. Applicants to the MSAAS program must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, international equivalent, or closely related bachelor of science program, preferably a STEM degree.
- Have superior academic records with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5;
- NOTE: International applicants whose primary language is not English must meet all university requirements
|AASI 600||Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives||3|
|AASI 605||Aviation and Aerospace Sustainable Organizations||3|
|AASI 610||Aviation and Aerospace Organization Development, Leadership & Workforce Development||3|
|AASI 620||Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability||3|
|AASI 625||Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace||3|
|AASI 635||Operational Excellence for Aerospace/Aviation Sustainability||3|
|RSCH 665||Statistical Analysis||3|
|Choose at least one of the specializations listed.|
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
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|
|ASCI 693||Current Research Problems in Aviation/Aerospace||3|
|ASCI 604||Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry||3|
|ASCI 645||Airport Operations and Management||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 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|MSAS 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||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|
|MACY 515||Foundations of Aviation Cybersecurity||3|
|MACY 520||Aviation Cybersecurity Threats, Actors, Tools, and Techniques||3|
|MACY 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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