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 is designed to provide students with knowledge and comprehensive decision making skills to act as forward thinking managers of aviation and aerospace industry programs. In the program aviation/aerospace sustainability is examined from two perspectives: 1) aviation and aerospace industries as business entities needing to remain viable and 2) as value added partners in the pursuit of sustainable solutions for conservation or renewability of the world’s resources. Today many aviation and aerospace industries operate on a global scale and require an in depth understanding of both viewpoints to sustain as well as advance operations. The MSAAS will provide a collaborative learning environment rich with opportunities to challenge current thought processes, work in autonomous or group settings and connect with diverse populations across the world.
|ASCI 602||The Air Transportation System||3|
|AASI 600||Sustainable Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives||3|
|AASI 605||Aviation and Aerospace Sustainable Organizations||3|
|AASI 610||Aviation and Aerospace Leadership, Workforce Development and Diversity||3|
|AASI 620||Best Practices for Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability||3|
|AASI 625||Sustainability Policy, Ethics & Legal Topics in Aviation and Aerospace||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 course. 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|
|ASCI 601||Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration||3|
|ASCI 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|ASCI 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|ASCI 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|ASCI 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||3|
|ASCI 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|
|RSCH 670||Research Methods||3|
|RSCH 700A Thesis I (Available January 2021)||3|
|RSCH 700B Thesis II (Available January 2021)||3|
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Striving Toward a More Sustainable Future in Aviation
Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability (MSAAS) major Jake Barson has always known that he wanted to pursue a master’s degree, but he wasn’t always certain what direction he wanted to take. A few years after completing his bachelor’s degree, he began looking for programs and came across Embry-Riddle’s MSAAS degree.