Daytona Student Achievement Data

AABInternational

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Daytona Beach, Florida
A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual: 2.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

 

Objectives of Accredited Program     

Program Mission

The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Sciences program is to prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth while providing broad-based education with emphasis on technical and analytical skills.

It is the intent of the Aviation Maintenance Sciences program to accomplish its mission by (a) utilizing top quality faculty and instructional staff to educate students, (b) developing skills in mathematics, physics, communications and technology, (c) preparing students for the FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant certification, (d) providing innovative directions in aviation education, (e) employing advanced technology, equipment, and facilities, (f) collaborating with industry leaders and aviation experts worldwide, and (g) supporting each student’s personal development by encouraging participation in internship programs.  

Program Educational Goals  

  • The department of Aviation Maintenance Sciences (AMS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, is committed to the education and training of its students and strives to prepare them for productive careers in the aviation industry.  The following are the Associates of Science in AMS degree educational goals: Graduates will be academically competent in the interpretation of technical instructions when performing maintenance on aircraft systems and possess the skills to apply new technologies used in diverse aircraft maintenance activities. (PO 1, 3, 6, &7)
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate within the aviation community and encourage others to interact using team collaboration concepts while engaged in aircraft maintenance activities. (PO 2 & 4)
  • Graduates will understand the importance of professional and ethical responsibilities and the role these play in life-long learning opportunities made available throughout the career of a maintenance professional. (PO 5, 8, & 9)  

AABI General Criteria (a-k)  

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria  

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.  

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

PO #1 Application of Math and Physics (AABI 2.3.1 a): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will demonstrate application of aviation mathematics and physics relevant to aircraft airworthiness issues.

PO #2 Effective Communication Abilities (AABI 2.3.1 e): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will effectively communicate their knowledge of issues facing the aviation maintenance industry in both written and spoken format.

PO #3 Aviation Maintenance Technical Competence (AABI 2.3.1 b): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will apply their aviation maintenance technical competence to solve common maintenance problems.

PO #4 Knowledge of Human Interaction and Teamwork (AABI 2.3.1 c): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will identify key issues related to leadership and management principles in both teamwork and supervisory roles.

PO #5 Knowledge of Aviation Environment (AABI 2.3.1 g): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will demonstrate their knowledge of the aviation environment by accurately returning aircraft to service within various environments.

PO #6 Application of Specialized Training (AABI 2.3.1 h): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will appropriately use special equipment and tools in the practice of aviation maintenance.

PO #7 Ability to Interpret Technical Instructions: Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will appropriately interpret written and/or electronic technical instructions.

PO #8 Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (AABI 2.3.1 d): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical behavior in their role as maintenance technicians and/or supervisors.

PO #9 Ability to Engage in Life-long Learning (AABI 2.3.1 f): Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will use their education and training to actively engage in life-long learning relevant to their work environment.

Program Assessment Measures Employed   

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-score portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)  

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys  

Graduation Rates            

Four-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: AS Aviation Maint Science


     
  2012 cohort 2013 cohort 2014 cohort
2015 cohort
2016 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 7 17  13  10 15 62
Graduated # 3 6  9  5 27
% 42.9% 35.3%  69.2%  50% 26.7%  43.5%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates    

Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16  AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aviation Maintenance Science (A) * (3) (8) (9) (18) (5) 
Effective Placement Rate
100.0% 100.0% 88.9%  88.9% 80.0% 
Employment Rate
66.7% 87.5% 88.9%  72.2% 80.0% 
Continuing Education Rate
33.3% 12.5% 0.0%  16.7% 0.0% 





   
( ) Number of Respondents



   
* Too few respondents to report



   





   
NOTE:



   
1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).    

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

   
3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.
   
4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.
   





   
SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research
   

Types of Employment  

  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Line Maintenance Aircraft Technician
  • Aircraft Structures Mechanic
  • Base Maintenance Mechanics  
Current Position Information   Count
A&P Mechanic 2
Aircraft Technician 1
Airway Transportation Systems Specialists 1
Assembly Technician III 1
Associate Analyst Powerplant Engineering 1
Aviation Maintenance Technician 2
Aviation Technician 1
Avionics Technician 1
First Officer 2
Flight Engineer 1
Flight Technician 1
Lead AMT 1
Line Mechanic 1
Police Officer 1
Shift Supervisor 1
Structural Mechanic 1
Structure Mechanic 1
Technician II 1
TechOps 1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

AABInternational

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Daytona Beach, Florida
B.S. in Aeronautical Science
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The purpose of the Aeronautical Science degree is to maintain status as the international center of excellence for professional pilot education. The degree blends flight training with rigorous academic study in a unique manner. The degree provides a strong foundation for graduates to assume leadership roles as airline pilots, commercial pilots, or military pilots. 

The philosophy of the Aeronautical Science degree is that ethical and responsible behavior, within a culture of safety and professionalism, is imperative for the success of its graduates.

The goal of the degree is to maintain global leadership in pilot education through a technologically enriched, student-centered environment enabling learning through collaboration and teamwork.

The intent of the degree is to accomplish its mission by:

  • serving the student body, the department and college, and external community in support of the university's overall mission
  • utilizing top quality faculty and instructional staff to educate students
  • developing skills in mathematics, physics, communications and aeronautics
  • including FAA certification to become a professional pilot in a multi-crewmember jet transport aircraft
  • providing innovative directions in aviation education
  • infusing state-of-the-art flight simulation into the curriculum
  • employing advanced laboratories, equipment, and other facilities
  • collaborating with industry leaders and aviation experts worldwide
  • advancing knowledge through leading-edge research in aviation.

Program Educational Goals

1. Graduates will be able to describe the industry’s expectations for professionalism to include certification, the attributes of an aviation professional, successful career planning, and other requirements of future aviation leaders.

2. Graduates will be able to describe and apply the principles of aerodynamics, aircraft performance, aircraft systems and design, aircraft propulsion, automation, and the regulations applicable to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems as it relates to the duties of a pilot.

3. Graduates will be able to evaluate and discuss current issues related to aviation safety, including  how effects of human factors.

4. Graduates will be able to  discuss how national and international aviation laws and regulations impact and enhance safe, legal, and efficient operations in the global environment, including aviation labor relations.

5. Graduates will be able to explain how to effectively operate in domestic and international airspace systems as governed by the Federal Aviation Administration and ICAO to include but not limited to airports, airspace, and air traffic management systems throughout the world.

6. Graduates will be able to discuss the impact of meteorology on aviation operations and other environmental factors as they relate to the aviation industry.

7. Graduates will attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to operate high performance aircraft safely and efficiently in global aviation environment.

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Actions of students reflect knowledge gained Actions and attitudes of students reflect knowledge of contemporary issues affecting the aviation industry.
  2. Ability to use skills, techniques and technology. Program graduates will possess the ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
  3. Ability to function and contribute in a team environment. Embry Riddle students have the ability to make positive contributions and function on multi-disciplinary teams in a crew type environment.
  4. Preparation in decision-making & judgment skills. Embry-Riddle graduates are adequately prepared and have the ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.
  5. Prepared for continued ground/flight training experiences. Embry Riddle graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
  6. Prepared to apply basic knowledge. Embry Riddle Aeronautical Science students were adequately prepared and have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences at various levels of education.
  7. Communication in both technical writing and verbal skills. Embry-Riddle graduates are adequately prepared and have the ability to effectively communicate using technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  8. Understanding professional and ethical responsibility. Embry Riddle graduates have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as it applies to the aviation industry.
  9. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Embry Riddle graduates will possess the ability to analyze and interpret data provided from various sources.
  10. Ability to understand the environment. Embry Riddle graduates will possess an understanding of the national and international aviation environment.
  11. Ability to apply knowledge concerning issues in aviation business sustainability. Embry Riddle graduates will possess knowledge and understanding of business sustainability as it applies to aviation industry issues.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Aeronautical Science


     
  2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 273 288  290  261 299  1411
Graduated # 153 182  181  162 174  852
% 56.0% 63.2%  62.4%  62.1% 58.2%  60.4%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates

   
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aeronautical Science (B) (37) (56) (42) (41) (41)
(46) 
Effective Placement Rate 97.3% 98.2% 100.0% 97.6% 97.6%
95.7% 
Employment Rate 97.3% 96.4% 100.0% 97.6% 97.6% 91.3% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
4.3% 





   
( ) Number of Respondents



   
* Too few respondents to report



   

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.


SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

  • Major Air Carrier Airline Pilot
  • Regional Air Carrier Airline Pilot
  • Cargo Air Carrier Pilot
  • Military Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Business Pilot
  • Government Pilot
  • Bush Pilot
  • Agricultural Applications Pilot
  • Fire Suppression Pilot
  • Flight Instructor

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2018 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2016-17: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2019).

 

Current Position Information
BS Aeronautical Science
Count
Aircraft Dispatcher 1
Airline Pilot 5
Associate Producer 1
Associate Safety Program Specialist 1
Aviation MeteoroloGeographic Information Systemst 1
Aviation Safety Inspector 1
Banner Tow Pilot 1
Captain 4
Certified Flight Instructor 2
Drone Operator / Crew Chief 1
First Officer 34
Flight Instructor 9
Gulfstream IV SIC 1
Helicopter Pilot 1
Instructor Pilot 1
Pilot 5
Pilot Pipeline Instructor 1
Ramp Coordinator 1
Sensor Operator 1
Student Naval Aviator 1
Training Manager 1
NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the Aeronautics degree is to serve as an interdisciplinary educational aviation-oriented experience. The degree incorporates rigorous academic study tailored to meet individualized educational needs.

The philosophy of the Aeronautics degree is that ethical and responsible behavior, within a culture of safety and professionalism, is imperative for the success of its graduates.

The goal of the degree is to facilitate learning for students pursuing an aviation-related career. This degree acknowledges a student’s valuable, acquired experience through the award of advanced-standing credit based upon prior learning.

The intent of the degree is to accomplish its mission by:

  • serving the student body, the department and college, and external community in support of the university’s overall mission
  • utilizing top quality faculty and instructional staff to educate students
  • developing skills in mathematics, physical or life sciences, communications and aeronautics

  • affording interdisciplinary educational opportunities
  • affording the opportunity for acquiring various FAA certifications
  • employing advanced laboratories, equipment, and other facilities
  • collaborating with industry leaders and aviation experts worldwide

Program Educational Goals

1. Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.

2. Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.

3. Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.

4. Discuss the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues on aviation operations.

5. Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.

6. Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

PO #01 (a, h) The student will show evidence of the use of digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems.

PO #02 (g) The student will show evidence of advanced concepts of aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics to solve problems commonly found in their respective industries.

PO #03 (f) The student will show evidence of the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities, which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

PO #04 (i) The student will show evidence of the analysis of historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO #05 (k) The student will show evidence of sound, ethical, management principles within standard aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics operations.

PO #06 (e) The student will show evidence of meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in their writing.

PO #07 (j) The student will show evidence of knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #08 (i) The student will show evidence of the basic concepts in national and international legislation and law as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics industries.

PO #09 (d) The student will show evidence of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics industry.

PO #10 (c, e) The student will show evidence of communicating concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

PO #11 (b) The student will show evidence of analyzing scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

Graduation Rates            

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Aeronatics



2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 7 10 15 6 11 49
Graduated # 4 6 8 2 6 26
% 57.1% 60.0% 53.3% 33.3% 54.5% 53.1%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates

One Year After Graduation
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees
Year of Graduation AY 17/18
Aeronautics (B) (17)
Effective Placement Rate 94.1%
Employment Rate 88.2%
Continuing Education Rate 5.9%

( ) Number of Respondents
* Too few respondents to report

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards. 

Types of Employment

2nd Lieutenant 1
ACC Coordinator 1
ACS Agent 1
Airport Safety Officer II 1
Asap Analyst- Delta Contractor 1
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment 1
Aviation Analyst 1
Charter Pilot 1
Data Quality Engineer 1
Facilitation Program Specialist 1
First Officer 6
Flight Coordinator 1
Flight Instructor 2
Line Service Technicianician 1
Materials Coordinator 1
Military Officer 1
Mission Integration Engineer 1
Naval Aviator 1
Revenue Management Analyst 1
Safety Advisor 1
Student Naval Aviator 1
Student Pilot 1
System Safety Engineer 1
Systems Engineer II 1
Technical Assistant 1
NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Program Educational Objectives

The Aerospace and Occupational Safety program exists in partial fulfillment of the University’s purpose “to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of workplace safety, health, environmental, and related fields.” 

Within a few years of graduation, Aerospace and Occupational Safety alumni are expected to be employed in a key contributor and/or supervisory/managerial role that requires the application of their AOS degree program.

In addition, graduates will be active members in a professional society such as ASSP, AIHA, ISASI, etc.

Graduates will have achieved one or more of the following:

  • Professional Certification, such as ASP/CSP
  • An advanced degree to support their career growth
  • Taken post-graduate courses in an allied field to support career growth
  • Attended at least one professional development conference.

Graduates will be viewed as a valued member of their employer’s team as evidenced by favorable performance reviews that indicate/suggest they are performing their job in a satisfactory professional and ethical manner. 

Student Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Aerospace and Occupational Safety program will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgement to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Program Specific Outcomes

  1. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and workplace practices
  2. Demonstrate the application of business and risk management concepts
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics, and/or human factors
  4. Design and evaluate safety, health, and/or environmental programs
  5. Apply adult learning theory to safety training methodology
  6. Identify and apply applicable standards, regulations and codes
  7. Conduct accident investigations and analyses
  8. Apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an intern, cooperative, or supervised experience

Objectives of Accredited Program 

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety program is designed for students who have a keen interest in safety and want to work to prevent potential hazards. ERAU’s long history, focused on safety, has positioned the university to offer an unmatched learning experience concentrating on identifying and minimizing potential hazards. The B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety program gives students direct access to a dedicated and focused faculty who bring years of experience in the field of occupational safety and health.

Because of the multidisciplinary course material, students graduate prepared to work not only in the aviation industry but also in areas such as manufacturing, construction, insurance, transportation, entertainment, and government services.

This program prepares its graduates to provide safety management expertise to organizations following federal regulations and standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as state environment, health, hygiene, and workplace requirements. 

The Aerospace and Occupational Safety (AOS) program is accredited by the Applied Natural Sciences (ANSAC) Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Students typically engage in a variety of co-ops and internships across a variety of local, national, and international organizations focused on general safety, training, operations, analytics, and transportation. Learn more about our Career Services Resources.

Students will study authentic scenarios and learn critical analysis in settings such as The Crash Lab that allows students to examine aviation accidents. Students in this program are often called upon to evaluate and identify potential hazards from other University projects, as well. Two student organizations, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) provide students leadership and networking opportunities outside the classroom.

Fall Enrollment

Daytona Beach BS Aerospace & Occup Safety
Enrollment Year
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
FALL 2020 F/T 6 9 13 23 11 62
P/T 0 0 1 0 3 4
FALL 2019 F/T 10 15 17 11 12 65
P/T 0 1 1 1 1 4
FALL 2018 F/T 5 12 20 13 3 53
P/T 2 0 0 2 1 5
FALL 2017 F/T 11 14 17 12 2 56
P/T 1 0 0 1 2 4
FALL 2016 F/T 4 15 9 12 8 48
P/T 0 1 0 1 3 5
Source: Institutional Research. F/T: 12 hrs (UG), 9 hrs (GR). 5th: 118+ hrs

Degrees Awarded (July-June)

Daytona Beach BS Aerospace & Occup Safety
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Total 12 21 12 8 14
Source: Institutional Research.

AABInternational

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Daytona Beach, Florida
B.S. in Air Traffic Management
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual: 2.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Program Mission

The mission of the BS ATM program is to maintain global leadership in the field of air traffic management and to offer coursework and laboratory experiences that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Defense, International Air Navigation Service Providers, and associated Air Traffic Management industry and commercial partners.

It is the intent of the Air Traffic Management program to accomplish its mission by: 1. emphasizing academic excellence in the teaching of all courses and programs 2. pursuing research and creative activities that maintain and extend knowledge in the field of Air Traffic Management and 3. Supporting each student’s personal development by encouraging participation in internships co-op programs, and student led campus AT groups.

Program Educational Goals and Assessment Methods

Program Educational Goals

Methods Used to Assess PEOs

PEO 1 “ATM graduates will develop levels of proficiency in all domains of air traffic (terminal radar, control tower, and en route radar/non-radar) using high-fidelity simulation”

Simulation scenarios in all domains to include performance verification scenarios that evaluate learned knowledge

PEO 2 “ATM graduates will be introduced to emerging technologies in air traffic management as it relates to global trends and impacts the field”

Alumni Survey (% grads who have job that is “somewhat or greatly related” to degree

PEO 3 “ATM graduates will be given the opportunity through an established study abroad program and within the ATM student organizations (ATCO and IAT) to interface with ATM industry leaders in the US and Europe on all facets of air traffic management”

Academic Survey completed at end of study abroad

PEO 4 “ATM department will intensify efforts through the AT-CTI program and College of Aviation leadership to increase enrollments and attract a diversity of students into the program

Collaborate with college administration, admissions department, first-year programs, and the FAA AT-CTI office to increase diversity

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program Outcomes and Assessment Methods

Program Outcomes

Methods Used to Assess POs

PO 1 “Operations as they pertain to nonradar separation and procedures”. Four measures: Airspace map test, mid-term exam, end-of-course survey, and performance verification scenarios

Airspace map test, PV scenario, mid-term exam, and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

PO 2 “ARTCC Operations as they

pertain to radar and radar associate positions of operation”. Four measures: Airspace map test, mid-term exam, end-of-course survey, and performance verification scenarios

Airspace map test, mid-term exam, end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey, and PV scenario

PO 3 “ATC History, Mission, Purpose, and Duty Priority”. Two measures: Three block tests and end-of-course survey.

Three block tests covering material presented in that block and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

PO 4 “Air traffic control tower operations”. Six measures: Two block exams, online quizzes, in-class quizzes, performance verification scenarios and end-of-course survey.

Two block exams covering material covered in course, online and in-class quizzes, PV scenarios, and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

PO 5 “Terminal radar operations in a low volume terminal environment”. Five measures: airspace test, FAA 7110.65 test, final exam, PV scenarios and end-of-course survey.

Airspace test, FAA 7110.65 exam, final comprehensive exam, performance verification scenario, and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

 

PO 6 “Terminal radar operations in a high volume terminal environment”. Five measures: block tests, online quizzes, in-class quizzes, skill check/PV scenarios and end-of-course survey.”

Two block exams covering terminal radar procedures, online quizzes, in-class quizzes, skill check and performance verification scenario, and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

 

PO 7 “Collaborative air traffic management, an overview of CATM, traffic flow management, and advanced air traffic management procedures”. Four measures: two block exams, capstone project, and end-of-course survey.”

Two block exams covering lecture material, online quizzes, in-class quizzes, capstone project that highlights students understanding of the air traffic management flow systems, and end-of-course survey using specific questions in the university’s course survey.

 

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Daytona Beach Campus: BS Air Traffic Management      
2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 42 56 34 40 23  195
Graduated # 26 36 22
25
12 121
% 61.9% 64.3%  64.7% 62.5%
52.2%  62.1%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University    
Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Air Traffic Management (B) (22) (14) (19) (11) (11)
(6) 
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 90.9% 100.0%
83.3%
Employment Rate 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 72.7% 100.0%
83.3%
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% 0.0%
0.0% 
   
( ) Number of Respondents    
* Too few respondents to report    

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

  •  Aerodynamics Analyst
  • OCC System Controller/Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Systems Integration and Test Engineer
  • Remote Pilot Operator
  • Flight Attendant
  • Air Traffic Systems Ramp Tower Controller
  • Modeling and Simulation Specialist
  • Business Development Manager
  • Aircraft/Flight Dispatcher
  • Finance Manager
  • Human Factors Researcher
  • Network Strategy Analyst
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • First Officer (multiple airlines)

Current Position Information

BS Air Traffic Management


 

Count

Air Traffic Control Specialist

2

Air Traffic Controller

2

Air Traffic Controller Trainee

1

Air Traffic Systems Ramp Controller  1
Airport Operations Coordinator  1

Aviation Analyst

1

Data Comm RPO  1

EHS Specialist

1

First Officer  1

President

1

Systems Engineer

1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

 

 

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (Major in Air Transportation) ACBSP Information

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate general knowledge in the following 8 areas:
    Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Quantitative Business Analysis, finance, Legal and Social Environment, Information Systems, International Issues
  3. Air Transportation Competencies
  4. Graduates in the Air Transportation Major will be able to demonstrate subject matter expertise in areas of aviation/aerospace as determined by faculty and AABI.
  5. Effective Communication
  6. Graduates will be able to prepare a well-written paper on a business topics and capable of delivering a professional speech.
  7. Ethical Reasoning
  8. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by the ability to defend reasoned solutions, weigh key assumptions, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and qualitative techniques.
  11. Ignite - Civic Engagement
  12. Graduates will be able to defend and articulate a societal problem, design a course of action, apply ethical principles, conduct research and/or collaboratively reach decisions, and communicate results.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_AS BS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf 

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate


FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

BS in Aviation Business Administration


153

154

157

160

152

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Aviation Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores


MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Accounting

43.2

36

39

48

45

46

35

Economics

40.6

42

50

48

55

50

44

Management

61.5

57

53

61

55

74

62

Quantitative

34

44

36

43

48

48

44

Finance

43.3

43

45

43

46

49

41

Marketing

50.2

59

60

58

57

61

60

Legal/Social

46.8

58

65

49

49

50

46

IS

51.5

56

54

59

60

53

58

International

40

45

43

39

35

40

38

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (Major in Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace)

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:
  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Mathematics, science & applied science
  2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematics, science, applied science to aviation-related discipline
  3. Analyze and interpret data
  4. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret data
  5. Multi-disciplinary, diverse teams
  6. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary & diverse teams
  7. Decision-making
  8. Graduates will possess an understanding of professional and ethical decision-making
  9. Communication
  10. Graduates will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  11. Lifelong learning
  12. Graduates will have a recognition of the value of lifelong learning
  13. Contemporary issues
  14. Graduates will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues
  15. Technology
  16. Graduates will possess an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
  17. National/Intl environments
  18. Graduates will possess an understanding of the national and international aviation environment
  19. Problem solving
  20. Graduates will have the ability to identify and solve problems
  21. Sustainability
  22. Graduates will possess knowledge of sustainability as applied to aviation

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_AS BS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf 

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate


FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

BS in Aviation Business Administration


153

154

157

160

152

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Aviation Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores


MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Accounting

43.2

36

39

48

45

46

35

Economics

40.6

42

50

48

55

50

44

Management

61.5

57

53

61

55

74

62

Quantitative

34

44

36

43

48

48

44

Finance

43.3

43

45

43

46

49

41

Marketing

50.2

59

60

58

57

61

60

Legal/Social

46.8

58

65

49

49

50

46

IS

51.5

56

54

59

60

53

58

International

40

45

43

39

35

40

38

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (Major in Accounting & Finance)

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate general knowledge in the following 7 areas: Economics, Marketing, Quantitative Business Analysis, Legal and Social Environment, Information Systems, International Issues
  3. Accounting and Finance Competencies
  4. Graduates in the Accounting and Finance Major will demonstrate subject matter expertise in Accounting and Finance competencies.
  5. Effective Communication
  6. Graduates will be able to prepare a well-written paper on a business topics and capable of delivering a professional speech.
  7. Ethical Reasoning
  8. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by the ability to defend reasoned solutions, weigh key assumptions, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and qualitative techniques.
  11. Ignite - Civic Engagement
  12. Graduates will be able to defend and articulate a societal problem, design a course of action, apply ethical principles, conduct research and/or collaboratively reach decisions, and communicate results.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_AS BS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate


FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

BS in Aviation Business Administration


153

154

157

160

152

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Aviation Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores


MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Accounting

43.2

36

39

48

45

46

35

Economics

40.6

42

50

48

55

50

44

Management

61.5

57

53

61

55

74

62

Quantitative

34

44

36

43

48

48

44

Finance

43.3

43

45

43

46

49

41

Marketing

50.2

59

60

58

57

61

60

Legal/Social

46.8

58

65

49

49

50

46

IS

51.5

56

54

59

60

53

58

International

40

45

43

39

35

40

38

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (Major in Air Transportation) AABI Information

AABInternational


EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Daytona Beach, Florida

B.S. in Aviation Business Admin. (Major in Air Transportation)
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

Business Competencies

Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate general knowledge in the following 8 areas:

Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Quantitative Business Analysis, finance, Legal and Social Environment, Information Systems, International Issues

Air Transportation Competencies

Graduates in the Air Transportation Major will be able to demonstrate subject matter expertise in areas of aviation/aerospace as determined by faculty and AABI.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to prepare a well-written paper on a business topics and capable of delivering a professional speech.

Ethical Reasoning

Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.

Critical Thinking

Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by the ability to defend reasoned solutions, weigh key assumptions, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and qualitative techniques.

Ignite - Civic Engagement

Graduates will be able to defend and articulate a societal problem, design a course of action, apply ethical principles, conduct research and/or collaboratively reach decisions, and communicate results.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Business Administration


     

2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount #  
 2  12 33  47
Graduated #      0  6 23 29
%      0%  50.0% 69.7%  61.7%

Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aviation Business Administration (B) (4) (5) (7) (9) (9)
(17) 
Effective Placement Rate 50.0% 80.0% 85.7% 100.0% 88.9%
82.2% 
Employment Rate 50.0% 80.0% 71.4% 66.7% 66.7%
76.5% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 33.3% 22.2%
11.8% 

( ) Number of Respondents

* Too few respondents to report

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

Current Position Information

  Count 
Aircraft Analyst 1
Airport Operations Specialist 1
Business Development Manager and Charter Desk Assistant 1
Crew Coordinator 1
Events & Summer Programs Manager 1
Financial Analyst 1
First Officer 1
Flight Dispatcher 1
General Manager 1
I-Contract Administrator 1
Maintenance Planner II 1
Marketing Analyst 1
Reliability Analyst 1
Revenue Management Analyst 1
Sales & Sourcing Specialist 1
Schedule Planning 1
Supervisor, Airport Transportation Services 1
Supply Chain Planning Specialist 1
NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

AABInternational

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Daytona Beach, Florida
B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The mission of the Aviation Maintenance Sciences program is to prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth while providing broad-based education with emphasis on technical and analytical skills.

It is the intent of the Aviation Maintenance Sciences program to accomplish its mission by (a) utilizing top quality faculty and instructional staff to educate students, (b) developing skills in mathematics, physics, communications and technology, (c) preparing students for the FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant certification, (d) providing innovative directions in aviation education, (e) employing advanced technology, equipment, and facilities, (f) collaborating with industry leaders and aviation experts worldwide, and (g) supporting each student’s personal development by encouraging participation in internship programs.

Program Educational Goals

The department of Aviation Maintenance Sciences (AMS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, is committed to the education and training of its students and strives to prepare them for productive careers in the aviation industry.  The following are the Bachelor of Science in AMS degree educational goals:

  • Graduates will be academically competent in the interpretation of technical instructions when performing maintenance on aircraft systems and possess the skills to apply new technologies used in diverse aircraft maintenance activities. (PO 1, 3, 6, &7)
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate within the aviation community and encourage others to interact using team collaboration concepts while engaged in aircraft maintenance activities. (PO 2 & 4)
  • Graduates will understand the importance of professional and ethical responsibilities and the role these play in life-long learning opportunities made available throughout the career of a maintenance professional. (PO 5, 8, & 10)
  • Graduates will learn to evaluate the efficiency of diverse technical operations and make recommendations for improvement. (PO 9)
  • Graduates will learn to network within the aviation industry and foster productive professional relationships to expand the effectiveness of the organization. (PO 8 & 10)

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

PO #1 Application of Math and Physics (AABI 3.3.1 a)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will evaluate aircraft performance outcomes using aviation mathematics and physics relevant to aircraft airworthiness issues.

PO #2 Effective Communication Abilities (AABI 3.3.1 e)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will identify, analyze, and communicate trends relevant to the aviation maintenance industry in both written and spoken format.

PO #3 Aviation Maintenance Technical Competence (AABI 3.3.1 j)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will combine their skill and technical competence to solve complex aviation maintenance problems.

PO #4 Knowledge of Human Interaction and Teamwork (AABI 3.3.1 c)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will apply leadership and management principles to both teamwork and supervisory roles.

PO #5 Knowledge of Aviation Environment (AABI 3.3.1 g)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will apply knowledge of the aviation environment by accurately returning aircraft to service within various environments.

PO #6 Application of Specialized Training (AABI 3.3.1 h)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will direct others in the use of special equipment and tools in the practice of aviation maintenance.

PO #7 Ability to Interpret Technical Instructions (AABI 3.3.1 b)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will appropriately interpret and analyze written and/or electronic technical instructions.

PO #8 Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (AABI 3.3.1 d)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in their role as maintenance technicians and/or supervisors.

PO #9 Evaluate the Efficiency of Technical Operations (AABI 3.3.1 i)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will evaluate the efficiency of technical operations and make recommendations for improvements.

PO #10 Ability to Engage in Life-long Learning (AABI 3.3.1 f & k)

Graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Science program will use their education and training to actively engage in life-long learning relevant to their work environment. 

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-score portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Aviation Maint Science      
2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 34 42 30
24 26 156
Graduated # 14 16 12
12
15  69
% 41.2% 38.1%  40.0% 50.0%
57.7%  44.2%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.
Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17 AY 17/18 

Aviation Maintenance Science (B)

(7)

(6)

(7)

(13)

(15) (13) 
Effective Placement Rate 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 86.7%
84.6% 
Employment Rate 85.7% 100.0% 71.4% 92.3% 73.3%
84.6% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 7.7% 13.3%
0.0% 
   
( ) Number of Respondents    
* Too few respondents to report    

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

  • 1.  Aircraft Mechanic
  • 2.  Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • 3.  Line Maintenance Aircraft Technician
  • 4.  Aircraft Structures Mechanic
  • 5.  Base Maintenance Mechanics
  • 6.  Flightline Maintenance Technician
  • 7.  Quality Assurance Inspector
  • 8.  Aircraft Maintenance Records Analyst
  • 9.  Liaison Engineers for Aircraft Maintenance
  • 10.  Crew lead Mechanic

Current Position Information

  Count 
A&P Mechanic 1
Airway Transportation Systems Specialists 1
AMT 1
Assembly Technician III 1
Associate Analyst Powerplant Engineering 1
Automation Specialist 1
Aviation Maintenance Technician 1
Aviation Technician 1
Avionics Technician 2
Field Service Representative 1
First Officer 1
Flight Technician 1
Manufacturing Supervisor 1
Quality Engineer 1
RS Aircraft Technician II 1
Senior Aviation Safety Official/ Flight Test Safety Engineer 1
Shop Lead 1
Structural Mechanic 1
Technician II 1
TechOps 1
NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information." SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Management)

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate general knowledge in the following 8 areas:
    Accounting, Economics, Management, Quantitative Business Analysis, finance, Legal and Social Environment, Information Systems, International Issues
  3. Management Competencies
  4. Graduates in the Management Major will demonstrate subject matter expertise in Management competencies.
  5. Effective Communications
  6. Graduates will be able to prepare a well-written paper on a business topics and capable of delivering a professional speech.
  7. Ethical Reasoning
  8. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by the ability to defend reasoned solutions, weigh key assumptions, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and qualitative techniques.
  11. Ignite - Civic Engagement
  12. Graduates will be able to defend and articulate a societal problem, design a course of action, apply ethical principles, conduct research and/or collaboratively reach decisions, and communicate results.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_AS BS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate

 

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

BS in Business Administration

152

153

148

154

152

154

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores

 

MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Accounting

43.2

36

41

44

41

44

41

Economics

40.6

42

44

41

42

41

46

Management

61.5

57

60

61

66

65

72

Quantitative

34

44

38

31

40

35

37

Finance

43.3

43

44

42

42

47

46

Marketing

50.2

59

59

45

60

54

51

Legal/Social

46.8

58

63

46

49

49

52

IS

51.5

56

51

49

59

49

52

International

40

45

39

32

44

34

41

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Marketing)

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate general knowledge in the following 8 areas:
    Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Quantitative Business Analysis, finance, Legal and Social Environment, Information Systems, International Issues
  3. Marketing Competencies
  4. Graduates in the Marketing Major will demonstrate subject matter expertise in Marketing competencies.
  5. Effective Communications
  6. Graduates will be able to prepare a well-written paper on a business topics and capable of delivering a professional speech. Students will be evaluated on the presentation of a business research topic and a written paper on a business topic.
  7. Ethical Reasoning
  8. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by the ability to defend reasoned solutions, weigh key assumptions, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and qualitative techniques.
  11. Ignite - Civic Engagement
  12. Graduates will be able to defend and articulate a societal problem, design a course of action, apply ethical principles, conduct research and/or collaboratively reach decisions, and communicate results.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_AS BS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Undergraduate

 

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

BS in Business Administration

152

153

148

154

152

154

MFT Mean

151.8

BS in Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores

 

MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Accounting

43.2

36

41

44

41

44

41

Economics

40.6

42

44

41

42

41

46

Management

61.5

57

60

61

66

65

72

Quantitative

34

44

38

31

40

35

37

Finance

43.3

43

44

42

42

47

46

Marketing

50.2

59

59

45

60

54

51

Legal/Social

46.8

58

63

46

49

49

52

IS

51.5

56

51

49

59

49

52

International

40

45

39

32

44

34

41

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The Bachelor of Science degree program in Communication unites study of the written word from English programs, study of spoken and electronic messages from Communication programs, and study of an area of concentration chosen by each student. The goals of the program are (1) to educate media professionals, publicists, writers, and editors; and (2) to enhance critical thinking, understanding of the world, and other knowledge bases in order for students to develop resources for life as well as for careers.

Program Outcomes

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Graduation Rates

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Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to educate students in mathematical analysis and computation so that they understand and appreciate the mathematical ideas underlying today's technology. We intend to develop critical thinking skills that will allow graduates to apply a mathematical approach to address important problems containing both abstract and concrete elements, fostering that development through courses and projects that identify connections between mathematics and related disciplines. We value the development of individuals through academic counseling that encourages academic integrity and personal growth. We recognize the importance of team learning activities mirroring the challenges graduates will experience in the workplace. We strive to provide courses and learning activities that provide a solid base for students pursuing opportunities beyond graduation, and value professional development of faculty to support this mission.

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Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The mission of the B.S.in Global Conflict Studies is to use a multidisciplinary approach to provide students an understanding of the root causes of human conflict which is manifested in various forms, be it insurrection and secession, war and trade embargoes between states, or ethnic cleansing and terrorism. Besides death and destruction, such conflicts can lead to the creation of human security challenges, such as international refugees or displaced persons, disruption of vital resources such as oil and food, and economic depression. To prevent, manage, or resolve future conflicts, students will learn: about the historical and social developments of the major regions and/or powers of the world; the history of their political and economic interactions; the theory behind conflict management; about past conflicts to understand their causes and effects; the methodology, technology and political processes used, successfully or not, to prevent or resolve conflicts. The goal of the GCS program is to prepare students for leadership roles and productive careers in related disciplines.

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Program Mission Statement: It is the purpose of the Homeland Security (HS) Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to enhance and expand the discipline of homeland security by developing and delivering the highest quality academic and professional program in the field. Academic courses, projects and field experiences are designed to provide exposure to concepts, procedures, and operations consistent with those found within agencies and organizations charged with providing homeland security for this nation. The outcomes-based curriculum provides the state-of-the-art knowledge; skills and abilities that graduates will need to successfully enter the HS field. The goal of the HS program is to be a leader in HS education and example to our peers and colleagues by enabling our students to think critically and creatively about the challenges facing America's security and well being. The philosophy of the HS program is centered on and guided by concern for ethical and responsible behavior rooted in a culture of professionalism and patriotism. We believe a vibrant future for homeland security rests in the knowledge, skills, personal attributes and abilities of our graduates.The intent of the HS program is to accomplish this mission by:

  • serving the student body, the department and college, and external community in support of the university’s overall mission
  • encouraging high quality teaching, scholarship and service to the community, university and the profession
  • conveying an appreciation for high ethical standards, a robust work ethic, and a desire for lifelong learning
  • applying state-of-the-art technology and methodology into the HS classroom
  • collaborating with homeland security experts and leaders to ensure we have the best curriculum, and top quality student internship and job opportunities
  • preparing students for either graduate school or immediate employment in the field of homeland security

Program Outcomes

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Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Human Factors and Systems is to promote human factors theory, method, and practice through a focus on research, teaching, and service at the bachelors, masters and doctoral degree levels. Research: The department holds in the highest regard engagement in human factors research activities that include publication and presentation of research at all levels. This objective utilizes student participation in conjunction with industry, government, and military partners with a focus on pro-active research and anticipating future needs. Teaching: The department seeks to expose students to the breadth of the human factors psychology discipline that prepares them for positions in industry, government, and academia. This focus includes educational activities that advance knowledge and skill development and that occur in traditional classroom settings as well as outside the classroom. Service: The department supports the pursuit of the University's stated missions and goals. We also offer our expertise to help solve the human factors related challenges that the university encounters.

Program Outcomes

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Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies program consists of general education, a core curriculum, and three minors. General education provides a broad foundation of study, upon which the IS core expands. The core helps students become effective critical thinkers who understand that information and skills from multiple disciplines can interrelated meaningfully and usefully. The core responds directly to calls by American corporate leaders for graduates who understand both technology and human behavior. To that end, students choose from courses in aviation and aerospace, communication, the humanities, international studies, philosophy and ethics, psychology, and business. In the capstone experience, students choose either a thesis or a cooperative education experience. The element of choice in the program allows students to develop their own degree programs, by building on their individual strengths and interests. Depending on their interests, students can prepare for careers in aviation and aerospace and related fields, business, the military, graduate studies, or law school. The IS program seeks to graduate students with an entrepreneurial spirit who will cross boundaries, make creative connections, be flexible in a changing career environment, and become leaders in aviation and aerospace.

Program Mission

The purpose of the Meteorology program is to provide a comprehensive education, which meets national industry guidelines for meteorologists, and to prepare students for professional careers in the atmospheric sciences. 

The philosophy of the Meteorology program is guided by concern for ethical and responsible behavior nested in a culture of safety, scholarship and professionalism. We believe a vibrant future for the Meteorology program rests in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our graduates.

The goal of the Meteorology program is to offer coursework, laboratory, and research experiences that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth. Graduates will be competitive for professional meteorology careers in government/military operations, university research, private industry, and the aviation and aerospace industries.

It is the intent of the Meteorology degree to accomplish its mission by:

  • emphasizing academic excellence in teaching
  • pursuing research to extend knowledge and solve problems in the atmospheric sciences
  • infusing state-of-the-art computer technology into the curriculum
  • providing student-research experiences to develop analytical and operational skills
  • encouraging professional development through internships and co-op programs

General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the challenges associated with collecting atmospheric data for operations and research.
  • Describe the complex energy-exchange processes of the earth-atmosphere system.
  • Analyze meteorological information to identify and mitigate the impacts of atmospheric conditions that are hazardous to safe flight operations.
  • Synthesize global weather data and information to describe atmospheric physical processes on spatial scales ranging from mesoscale to synoptic and temporal scales from hours to climatic.
  • Apply conceptual and calculus-based models to describe the dynamic forces governing the evolution of atmospheric processes on spatial scales ranging from mesoscale to hemispheric and temporal scales ranging from hours to climatic.
  • Apply numerical methods, numerical guidance, and manual techniques to predict the future state of the atmosphere given an initial state.
  • Apply statistical methods and tools to analyze and interpret meteorological and climatological data.
  • Design, conduct, and present a significant meteorological research project using ethical principles.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

The first entering class for this program was in 2014. Six-year graduation rates for this cohort won’t be available until October 2020. In the interim, six-year rates for the prior BS Applied Meteorology program are provided.
Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Applied Meteorology    
2009 cohort 2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 18 19 10  10  11 68
Graduated # 11 13 6  7  8 45
% 61.1% 68.4% 60.0%  70.0%  72.7% 66.2%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  
Alumni Placement Rates  
One Year After Graduation  
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees  
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
Applied Meteorology (B) (11) (9) (5) * *
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%  
Employment Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%  
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%  
 
Meteorology (B) * * * (3) *
Effective Placement Rate 100.0%  
Employment Rate 100.0%  
Continuing Education Rate 0.0%  
 
Operational Meteorology (B) * * * (3) *
Effective Placement Rate 100.0%  
Employment Rate 100.0%  
Continuing Education Rate 0.0%  
 
( ) Number of Respondents  
* Too few respondents to report  
 

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (meteorology/atmospheric science/geoscience)
  • Government Meteorologist
  • Private Sector Meteorologist
  • Air Force Officer
  • Broadcast Meteorologist
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • K-12 Teacher

Current Position Information

BS Applied Meteorology


 

Count

2nd Lieutenant-Pilot

1

Graduate Teaching Assistant

1

Medical Office Support

1

Science Teacher

1

Software Developer

1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey (Classes of 2015-16, 2014-15): One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2019).

 

Current Position Information

BS Meteorology


 

Count

Meteorologist/Hydrologist

1

Pilot

1

Project Research Assistant/Graduate Student

1

Research Assistant

1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey (Classes of 2016-17, 2015-16): One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2019).

 

Current Position Information

BS Operational Meteorology


 

Count

Aircraft Dispatcher

2

Logistics

1

Storm Warning Meteorology

1

Weekend Evening Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist

1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey (Classes of 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2014-15): One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2019).

 

<p><a href="https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-engineering/electrical-computer-software-systems/accreditation">See Student Achievement data for the Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering.</a></p>

Program Outcomes

Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The Space Physics (SP) bachelor's degree program has its area of concentration in Space Science, with emphasis on solar system physics, planetary science, and astrophysics. The graduate will not only have an excellent preparation for a career in the space program, but also acquire a strong foundation to pursue M.S degrees and Ph.D. degrees in diverse areas of science and engineering.

Program Mission Statement

The program builds on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's legacy in flight operations. Program graduates will be prepared to meet the workforce needs of the rapidly expanding commercial/private space sector including industries and agencies involved with NASA crew and cargo delivery initiatives, private human space flight, telecommunications and Earth observation, and other emerging space technologies. The program focuses upon the policy, regulation, safety, training, human factors, planning, analysis, and systems elements of commercial and private space operations.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of commercial space program development and regulation that includes private space flight.
  • Plan and coordinate small space payloads and launchers for educational and commercial use.
  • Evaluate space policy development and decisions in industry settings using historical and contemporary analogs.
  • Provide training regimen recommendations with the knowledge gained from historical and contemporary space flight training programs.
  • Regimen development should be in concert with human factors performance limitations.
  • Examine and recommend safety management practices to the high-risk commercial and private space operations industry.
  • Perform STEM outreach and training to enrich the next generation of space scientists, engineers, managers, and specialists.

AABInternational

  EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
  Daytona Beach, Florida
  B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA
*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual: 3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:
  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The purpose of the Unmanned Aircraft System Science degree is to provide high quality education and technical training necessary to prepare students for employment in the professional UAS industry. The degree uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide a strong foundation for graduates to assume leadership roles in industry as professional UAS pilots, operators, project managers, data analysts, and other technical specialties. The philosophy of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree is founded upon ethical and responsible behavior, within a culture of aviation safety and professionalism. The goal of the degree is to promote educational excellence through a student-centered, collaborative approach that includes effective class-room instruction and field experiences that establish a foundation of operational and technical expertise.  The intent of the degree is to accomplish the mission by:
  • Utilizing subject matter expertise to educate students, and support the university’s overall mission
  • Developing skills in communication, mathematics, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, aeronautics and management to become a professional in the UAS industry
  • Infusing state-of-the-art simulation and live flight training into the curriculum
  • Employing advanced labs, equipment and participative facilities focusing on both large and small UAS
  • Collaborating with industry leaders and UAS experts worldwide
  • Advancing knowledge through leading-edge research in Unmanned Aviation application, policy and training

Program Educational Goals

1. Describe the professional attributes requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers. (AABI 3.3.2.1)

2. Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations  related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems. (AABI 3.3.2.2)

3. Discuss the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues on aviation operations. (AABI 3.3.2.3)

4. Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System. (AABI 3.3.2.4)

5. Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System. (AABI 3.3.2.5)

6. Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations. (AABI 3.3.2.6)

AABI General Criteria (a-k)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines; b. analyze and interpret data; c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams; d. make professional and ethical decisions; e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills; f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning; g. assess contemporary issues; h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice; i. assess the national and international aviation environment; j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems; k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics; and the regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft and associated systems.
  • 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) or other international standards and practices; and applicable national aviation law, regulations and labor issues.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

Prepared to apply basic knowledge.
Embry Riddle Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science students were adequately prepared and have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences at various levels of education.

Ability to analyze and interpret data.
Embry Riddle graduates will possess the ability to analyze and interpret data provided from various sources.

Ability to function and contribute in a team environment.
Embry Riddle students have the ability to make positive contributions and function on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.

Understanding professional and ethical responsibility.
Embry Riddle graduates have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as it applies to the Unmanned Aircraft industry and the broader aviation community.

Communication in both written and verbal skills
Embry-Riddle graduates are adequately prepared and have the ability to effectively communicate using technical writing and verbal communication skills.

Prepared for continued professional education and or training experiences.
Embry Riddle graduates have recognized the need for, and demonstrate an ability to engage in, lifelong learning as it relates to their chosen profession.

Actions of students reflect knowledge of contemporary issues
Actions and attitudes of students reflect knowledge of contemporary issues affecting the Unmanned Aircraft System industry.

Ability to use skills, techniques and technology.
Program graduates will possess the ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern technology necessary for safe professional practice.

Ability to understand the aviation environment.
Embry Riddle graduates will possess an understanding of the national and international aviation environment with particular focus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems laws, regulations and labor issues.

Preparation in decision-making & judgment skills.
Embry-Riddle graduates are adequately prepared and have the ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.

Actions of the students reflect knowledge of business sustainability to Unmanned Aircraft System.
Actions and attitudes of students reflect knowledge of issues affecting and principles for promoting commercial viability and sustainability of the Unmanned Aircraft System industry.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: BS Unmanned Aircrft Sys Sci      
2010 cohort 2011 cohort 2012 cohort
2013 cohort
2014 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount #    16  20 33  69
Graduated #    13  13 20  46
%    81.3%  65.0% 60.6%  66.7%
Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Undergraduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science (B) * (5) (5) (15) (14)
(19) 
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
94.7% 
Employment Rate 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7%
89.5% 
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.3%
5.3% 
   
( ) Number of Respondents    
* Too few respondents to report    

NOTE:
1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation.  This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates.  Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17.  Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.”  This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)  This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

  • Pilot (Flight Crew)
  • Sensor Operator
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • RPA operator
  • UAS Entrepreneur
  • UAS civilian contractor (DOD)
  • Field Service Representative (FSR)
  • Field Service Engineer (FSE)
  • Technical Writer
  • UAS Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Trainer

Current Position Information

Chief Executive Officer 1
Customer Trainer 1
Electrical Engineer 1
Electronics Maintenance Technician 1
Ensign 1
Field Artillery Officer 1
Flight Operations Specialist 1
Global Trade Controls Specialist 1
Human Factors Engineer 1
Officer 1
Pilot 1
Project Engineer 1
RPA Pilot 1
Safety Program Manager 1
Sensor Operator 3
Systems Engineer 1
UAS Flight Test 1
UAS Pilot 1
UAS Project Manager 1
UAV Operator 1
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot 1
Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Remotely Piloted Vehicle Pilot 1
Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Remotely Piloted Vehicle Pilot/Analyst 1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information." SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Daytona Beach Graduate Degrees

Master of Business Administration

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
    Marketing, Management, Finance, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Integration
  3. Ethical Reasoning
  4. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by an ability to defend reasoned solutions to business problems, weigh key assumptions of business decision making, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf

External Exam Results

Overall Major Field Test Results - Graduate

 

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Master of Business Administration

256

248

246

259

252

254

MFT Mean

247.6

Master of Business Administration Major Field Test Subject Matter Area Scores

 

MFT Mean

FA15

SP16

FA16

SP17

FA17

SP18

Marketing

57

60

58

53

59

60

62

Management

58.1

62

54

51

62

59

60

Finance

43.6

54

45

46

60

38

40

Accounting

46

49

48

51

53

45

46

Strategy

50.9

59

50

50

60

54

54


Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Business Competencies
    Graduates will have the knowledge requirements to be successful managers. Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
    Marketing, Management, Finance, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Integration
  2. Aviation Management Competencies
  3. Graduates will demonstrate subject matter expertise in Aviation Management competencies.
  4. Ethical Reasoning
  5. Graduates will have an understanding of business ethics and be able to analyze the business ethical environment and apply ethical reasoning.
  6. Critical Thinking
  7. Graduates will be capable of critical thinking as demonstrated by an ability to defend reasoned solutions to business problems, weigh key assumptions of business decision making, and solve business problems using the appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Employment Rates

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Alumni/PDF/new/DB_MS.pdf

Degrees Conferred

http://ir.erau.edu/Factbook/Degrees/PDF/DB/degrees.asof18-19.db.college&degreeprogram.v1.pdf

Program Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering program exists in fulfillment of the University's mission "to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace engineering and related fields".

The program provides formal advanced study, preparing students for careers in the aerospace industry, and in research and development. The program adds depth in three areas of concentration (AOC): aerodynamics and propulsion, structures and materials, and dynamics and control. Focus topics of study include: aerodynamics, aero-acoustics, propulsion design, turbulence and transition, combustion, heat transfer, hypersonics, structural analysis, vibration, nondestructive testing, thermal stresses and fatigue, composites, smart materials, elasticity, UAV's and UAS's, linear and non-linear control, rigid body dynamics, adaptive controls, and space vehicles and satellites.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields. Applicants should also possess a strong academic background as demonstrated by their undergraduate CGPA and a healthy GRE score.

The program, be it the thesis-option or non-thesis-option, requires a total of 30 credit hours. Candidates can select courses that prepare them for the aerospace engineering profession, or for doctoral programs of study. This includes 6 credit hours of core courses within the selected AOC, 3 credit hours of graduate Mathematics, and either 21 credit hours of electives for the non-thesis option, or 12 credit hours of electives plus 9 credit hours of thesis for the thesis-option. For the non-thesis option, to graduate within a specific AOC, a student must have taken a minimum of 15 credit hours within that AOC. A maximum of 6 credit hours from outside the AE department may be applied towards the degree program.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use analytical methods to analyze and solve engineering problems.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct research and/or independent study.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use written and oral communication effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use numerical methods to analyze and solve engineering problems.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use experimental methods to analyze and solve engineering problems.

AABInternational

  EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
  Daytona Beach, Florida
  M.S. in Aviation
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA
 *Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual: 3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:
  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The purpose of the Master of Science in Aviation degree is to provide the highest quality graduate level education that meets--or exceed--the needs of the aviation industry and our graduate students.

The philosophy of the Master of Science in Aviation is to continually advance the curriculum to meet the needs of the rapidly changing aviation environment. This occurs through the program’s utilization of professors who are experts in their specific disciplines, working to advance the field of aviation through research and scholarship.

Our goal is to maintain a leadership role in aviation-focused graduate studies through excellence, not adequacy, and we will achieve this goal by constantly improving our curriculum to meet the needs of the rapidly changing aviation environment and by utilizing only faculty who are masters in their specific disciplines. The degree provides unequaled opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and pursue additional opportunities in the areas of unmanned aircraft systems, space studies, air traffic control, aviation education, flight crew members, flight operations specialists, and industry managers and aviation technical representatives.

Our vision is to ensure our graduates are prepared for success in their careers and that they will look back on their time with us as a positive life-changing experience. This program enables aviation/aerospace students to master the application of concepts, technology, methods, and tools used in the development, manufacture, and operation of aircraft and spacecraft, as well as the public and business infrastructure that support them. To be the best of the best, we will work constantly to improve our reputation with potential employers and to earn the respect of our students, the academic community, and the aviation industry.
The intent of the Master of Science in Aviation program is to accomplish its mission by:
  • serving the student body, department, college, and external community in support of the university’s overall mission
  • recruiting and retaining highly qualified faculty
  • maintaining strong working relationships within the aviation industry to ensure the relevance of curriculum and to promote job opportunities for graduates
  • utilizing assessment techniques to continuously improve the curriculum to meet the dynamic needs of the aviation industry
  • using quality control systems within the degree that will ensure graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to success in their professional careers.

Program Educational Goals (PEGs)

Graduates of the M.S. in Aviation degree program will:

  1. Contribute at the high levels of performance in academic, business, or scientific fields of aviation (PEG1)
  2. Conduct and disseminate scholarly research addressing contemporary or future problems in the global aviation industry (PEG2)
  3. Contribute to the industry in a leadership role in a business (PEG3)
  4. Perform professionally and effectively across multicultural and multidisciplinary units in aviation (PEG4)

AABI General Criteria (a-l)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
b. analyze and interpret data;
c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
d. make professional and ethical decisions;
e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;
f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
g. assess contemporary issues;
h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
i. assess the national and international aviation environment;
j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.
l. apply advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills.

AABI Program Criteria

Complete a research project at the master’s or doctorial level (appropriate depth and rigor) must be required that demonstrates mastery of subject matter and data analysis and presentation. Assessment of these skills must include statistical foundations and applications, problem-solving skills at the advanced level and appropriate subject matter foundations.

Program-Specific Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences at a level appropriate to aviation-related disciplines at the master’s level, including an adequate foundation in statistics. (ABBI 4.3.a)
  2. Analyze and interpret data at the master’s level. (ABBI 4.3.b)
  3. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams. (ABBI 4.3.c)
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions. (ABBI 4.3.d)
  5. Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills. (ABBI 4.3.e)
  6. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning. (ABBI 4.3.f)
  7. Assess contemporary issues. (ABBI 4.3.g)
  8. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice. (ABBI 4.3.h)
  9. Assess the national and international aviation environment. (ABBI 4.3.i)
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems. (ABBI 4.3.j)
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues. (ABBI 4.3.k)
  12. Apply advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. (ABBI 4.3.l)

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (exams, quizzes, homework sets, presentations, essays)
  • Student work in capstone courses
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • External assessments (such as FAA exams, ETS Major Field Test, Peregrine Academic Services Exam)

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys

Graduation Rates

Five-Year Graduation Rate
Daytona Beach Campus: MS Aviation


     
    2011 cohort 2012 cohort 2013 cohort
2014 cohort
2015 cohort  TOTAL
Initial Headcount # 66 38  11 19
11  145
Graduated # 46 24  7  9 11 97
  % 69.7% 63.2% 63.6%
 47.4% 100%  66.9%

Source: Institutional Research. Based on intended program at entry. Graduation could have been from any ERAU campus or program.

 

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University    
Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Daytona Beach Campus - Graduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation AY 12/13 AY 13/14 AY 14/15 AY 15/16 AY 16/17
AY 17/18 
Aviation (M) (27) (22) (5) * (13)
(8) 
Effective Placement Rate 96.3% 100.0% 80.0%
100.0%
100.0% 
Employment Rate 85.2% 100.0% 80.0%
84.6%
87.5% 
Continuing Education Rate 11.1% 0.0% 0.0%
15.4%
12.5% 





   
( ) Number of Respondents



   
* Too few respondents to report



   

NOTE:
1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2016-17: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one year post-graduation. This change  allows for more accurate calculation of one year placement and employment rates. Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2016-17. Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.” This change aligns the University's  placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Residential Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research

Types of Employment

Current Position Information  Count
Air Traffic Controller 1
Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance 1
Assistant Professor of UAS 1
Doctrine Chief 1
Field Safety Specialist 1
First Officer 2
Flight Instructor 2
Marketing Events Coordinator 1
Research Analyst 1
Safety Analyst 1
Safety Auditor 1
Sales Engineering & Product Marketing Manager 1
Senior Human Resource Officer 1
SMS Manager 1
Staff 1
Systems Analyst 1

NOTE: 1. Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation. 2. SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2019 Residential Alumni Survey (Class of 2017-18: One Year After Graduation). Institutional Research (2020).

Program Mission Statement

The program’s first objective is to prepare students for professional careers in industry and government at the M.S. degree level, now regarded as essential for professional duties in the field (Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century, Preparing the Civil Engineer for the Future, 2nd Edition, ASCE). In addition, the program will seek to increase the potential for external research funding with the involvement of thesis option students supported by externally funded research projects.

The MS CIV degree is a 30-credit program offered as a general M.S. Civil Engineering degree with a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option will consist of 15 credits of core courses, 6 credits of elective courses, and 9 thesis credits. The program of study is intended to be completed over three semesters plus the summer semester for research. The non-thesis option will consist of the 15 credit core course curriculum plus 15 elective credits in an advisor-approved program of study. Each degree option may be pursued either as a five-year accelerated BS/MS program for ERAU Civil Engineering students, or as a three semester program for those with a BS from another institution or ERAU engineering discipline.

Program Outcomes

  • Ability to apply fundamental civil engineering professional practices to analyze, design, and implement civil systems.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of advanced topics in civil engineering, as appropriate to their chosen concentration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on issues pertaining to civil engineering.

Program Mission Statement

To graduate engineers with the knowledge and skills to assume leading roles in cybersecurity for aerospace, aviation, and related industries.

Program Outcomes

  • Ability to apply fundamental cybersecurity engineering professional practices to analyze, design, and implement security-critical systems.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of advanced topics in cybersecurity engineering.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on issues pertaining to cybersecurity.

Program Mission Statement

Provide challenging educational programs and cutting-edge research opportunities, enabling students for successful careers in aerospace, related, and similar industries.

Program Outcomes

  • Ability to apply fundamental electrical and computer engineering professional practices to analyze, design, and implement electrical and/or computer systems.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of advanced topics in electrical or computer engineering, as appropriate to their chosen concentration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on issues pertaining to electrical and computer engineering.

Program Outcomes

Retention and Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The MSEP degree program continues the goals of the undergraduate Engineering Physics program by combining the skills of applied physics and engineering, with primary emphasis on space sciences and engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive education in these disciplines. The graduate will not only have an excellent preparation for a career in the space program, but also the flexibility to enter a broad variety of engineering applications and continuing graduate education.

Program Outcomes

Retention and Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Human Factors and Systems is to promote human factors theory, method, and ideas through a focus on research, teaching, and service. Research: The department holds in the highest regard engagement in human factors research activities that includes publication and presentation of research at all levels. This objective utilizes student participation in conjunction with industry, government, and military partners anticipating proactive research and anticipating future needs. Teaching: The department seeks to expose students to the breadth of human factors, psychology, and systems engineering disciplines that prepare them for positions in academic and industrial fields at the bachelor and master degree levels. This focus includes educational activities that advance skill knowledge and development in traditional and non-traditional classroom settings. Service: The department supports the pursuit of the University’s stated missions and goals that include offering our expertise to human factors related challenges that the university encounters.

Program Outcomes

Retention and Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The Masters in Human Security and Resilience (MS HSR)online degree will establish Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) as a leader in the emerging field of Human Security and Resilience, complementing the Security Studies and International Affairs (SSIA) Department’s existing undergraduate strengths in Homeland Security and Global Conflict Studies. The interrelated concepts of human security and resilience are interdisciplinary approaches which focus on the security of populations and their ability to withstand and recover from a wide array of internal and external shocks, ranging from extreme weather and destruction of critical infrastructure to terrorism and armed conflict. MS HSR program graduates will possess a deep understanding of the core issues and challenges that underlie armed conflict, emergency management, community resilience, vulnerabilities in US critical infrastructure, social change across borders, and will be capable of leading inter-disciplinary teams for policy-making, research, field action, or advocacy.

Program Mission Statement

The Mechanical Engineering program fulfills the University's purpose "to teach the science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace, preparing students for productive careers and leadership roles in service around the world."

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) degree provides formal advanced study, preparing students for careers in a wide range of industries including aerospace, aviation, automotive, and energy systems. The program includes a specialization in mechanical systems and students must complete five courses with in this area.

The stakeholders are the Mechanical Engineering graduate students, alumni, the University and potential employers (represented by the industrial advisory board).

Program Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively, and solve problems in their field of study
  • Knowledge Discovery, Scholarship, and Professional Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify and conduct original research, scholarship, OR students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced engineering tools and professional skills consistent with expectations within their field of study.

Program Mission Statement

To graduate engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leading roles in developing safety- and mission-critical software-intensive systems.

Program Outcomes

  • Process: Ability to apply software engineering processes (e.g., SCRUM, PSP, TSP and CMM) to the development of highly reliable software-intensive systems.
  • Technology: Ability to use software engineering methods, techniques, and tools as they relate to the following areas of highly reliable software systems: analysis and specification of software requirements, software architecture and design, software construction, and verification and validation.
  • Communications: Ability to communicate effectively as an individual and to perform successfully as part of a team.
  • Management: Ability to use software engineering methods, techniques, and tools as they relate to the management of software-intensive systems development.

Program Mission Statement

We graduate technically adept engineers who apply systems thinking and engineering best practices in their professional pursuits in the domain of unmanned and autonomous systems.

Program Outcomes

  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering practices to analyze, design, and support the implementation and development of unmanned and/or autonomous system.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of advanced topics in unmanned and autonomous systems engineering.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on issues pertaining to unmanned and autonomous systems.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of this program is to provide students with the genesis of unmanned and autonomous systems capabilities, components and technology. Students will be able to describe the effects of legal and regulatory development on industry practices and investigate platform and payload selection based on mission oriented goals. Students will also be able to explain opportunities and threats associated with the use of unmanned and autonomous technologies in a myriad of industries. Through the use of statistical modeling, students will analyze and interpret data to support unmanned operations. They will defend the viability of unmanned and autonomous systems through project assessment and evaluation. Finally, students will obtain the necessary skills to predict how unmanned and autonomous technologies will affect future markets.

Program Educational Goals

PEG 1: Contribute at the high levels of performance and productivity in academic, business, or scientific fields of unmanned systems.

  • Develop of an adequate foundation in statistics. 
  • Apply advanced qualitative or quantitative problem-solving skills to analyze data. 
  • Apply knowledge of business sustainability to unmanned systems issues. 

PEG 2: Conduct scholarly research addressing contemporary or future problems in the global unmanned systems industry.

  • Ability to assess contemporary unmanned systems issues.
  • Produce original scholarship (Graduate Capstone Project or Thesis) that follows accepted standards of practice (i.e., ethical research, reporting standards). 
  • Communicate applied or theoretical research findings in writing and presentations to faculty, students, or at professional conferences, meetings, or seminars. 
  • Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning. 
PEG 3: Contribute to the industry in a leadership role in a business.
  • Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems pertaining to unmanned systems.  
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice. 
  • Ability to assess the national and international environment. 
PEG 4: Perform professionally and effectively across multicultural and multidisciplinary units in unmanned systems.
  • Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams. 
  • Ability to make professional and ethical decisions. 
  • Supervise, lead, or collaborate with unmanned systems professionals, leaders, experts, or constituencies of different cultures, ethnicities, genders, and races and to achieve common goals by communicating effectively using both written and oral communication skills. 

 Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will discuss the origination and subsequent trending of unmanned and autonomous systems capabilities, components and technology
  2. Students will describe the effects of legal and regulatory development on unmanned system industry practices
  3. Students will investigate unmanned systems platform and payload selection based on mission oriented goals

  4. Students will explain opportunities and threats associated with the use of unmanned and autonomous technologies across related industries (e.g., past, current, and emerging)
  5. Students will analyze and interpret data, through use of appropriate statistical methods, to support unmanned systems application and operations
  6. Students will examine the viability of unmanned and autonomous systems, based on current technologies, processes, and resources
  7. Students will predict how unmanned and autonomous technologies will affect future markets
  8. Students will assess and synthesize data, through a culminating project (e.g., capstone or thesis alternative), to address a evidenced knowledge gap or definable problem within the unmanned systems industry

Program Mission Statement

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering program mission is to graduate engineers and managers equipped with knowledge, tools and perspective necessary for development and management of systems (products and services) that satisfy customer requirements considering engineering, technology, environmental, management, risk, and economic factors by viewing the system as a whole, over its life cycle.

Program Outcomes

  • Process:Ability to apply systems engineering processes to the life-cycle development and management of systems (products and services) considering engineering, technology, environmental, organizational, and economic risk and factors.
  • Technology: Ability to apply systems engineering methods, techniques, and tools as they relate to the stages of the system design process, starting with the concept and requirements development, and ending with system testing and evaluation.
  • Management: Ability to apply systems engineering management methods, techniques, and tools as they relate to the system development, operation, and disposal processes.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively and to perform successfully as an individual and as part of a team.

Program Mission Statement

The Aerospace Engineering program exists in partial fulfillment of the University's purpose "to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace engineering and related fields".

The Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering is conferred in recognition of creative work and the ability to investigate scientific and engineering problems independently, as well as completion of the coursework necessary to build a solid foundation for research. In addition to its academic rigor, the degree emphasizes discovery of new knowledge and performance of research of importance to industry and to the aerospace engineering community. Admission to the program is reserved for candidates at the bachelors and masters levels, with high academic achievement and a desire to advance their career through scientific inquiry and knowledge discovery in areas related to aerospace engineering courses that prepare them for the aerospace engineering profession, or for doctoral program of study.

Program Outcomes

  • Students of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) program will demonstrate an ability to analyze and solve engineering problem.
  • Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability to conduct independent study.
  • Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability to carry out research or special projects.
  • Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability to use analytical, computational and experimental techniques.
  • Students of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability to technically communicate their research within the AE community.
  • Students of the Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (PhDAE) programs will demonstrate an ability to observe ethics in research.

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EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Daytona Beach, Florida
Ph.D. in Aviation
DECEMBER 1, 2020 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA

*Excerpt from AABI Form 225 Policies & Procedures Manual:

3.4.2   For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

  • The objectives of each accredited program
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rates
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Objectives of Accredited Program

Program Mission

The mission of the Ph.D. in Aviation program is to produce outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching in the aviation field.

Program Educational Goals

  1. Contribute at the high levels of performance and productivity in academic, business, or scientific fields of aviation
  2. Conduct and disseminate scholarly research addressing contemporary or future problems in the global aviation industry
  3. Actively participate in national and international bodies to sustain continuous improvement in aviation
  4. Perform professionally and effectively across multicultural and multidisciplinary units in aviation

AABI General Criteria (a-l)

a. apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;

b. analyze and interpret data;

c. work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;

d. make professional and ethical decisions;

e. communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;

f. engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;

g. assess contemporary issues;

h. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;

i. assess the national and international aviation environment;

j. apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;

k. apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

l. apply advanced qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills

AABI Aviation Core Criteria

A research project at the doctoral level (appropriate depth and rigor) MUST be required that demonstrates mastery of subject matter and data analysis and presentation. Assessment of these skills MUST include statistical foundations and applications, problem-solving skills at the advanced level and appropriate subject matter foundations.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate mastery of seminal knowledge, foundational skills, and modern technology and tools in one or more aviation disciplines (safety management, human factors, aviation operations, and aviation training and education).
  2. Pose and solve theory-based and research-based problems designed to advance applications in the field of aviation.
  3. Extend the aviation body of knowledge by conceiving, planning, producing, and communicating original research.
  4. Apply expertise in instructional processes.
  5. Demonstrate leadership, collaboration, and communication necessary for scholarly work in aviation.

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Direct Assessment Measures

  • Student work in select course activities (assignments, research projects, exams)
  • Student work in dissertations
  • Rubric-scored portfolio assessment
  • Other: Qualifying exam

Indirect Assessment Measures

  • End of course evaluations
  • Student surveys
  • Graduating student surveys
  • Alumni surveys
  • Other: Research publications by students and alumni

Graduation Rates

  • Cohort 1 (Jan 2010 – Jan 2017): 50%
  • Cohort 2 (Sep 2010 – Sep 2017): 81.25%
  • Cohort 3 (Sep 2011 – Sep 2018): 42.86%
  • Cohort 4 (Sep 2021 – Sep 2019): 69.23%

Rates and Types of Employment of Graduates

Employment Rates

Alumni Placement Rates    
One Year After Graduation    
Worldwide Campus - Graduate Degrees    
Year of Graduation 2014 2015 2016 2017
2018 
PhD in Aviation (D) * * (3) (5)
(4) 
Effective Placement Rate 100.0% 80.0%
100.0% 
Employment Rate 100.0% 80.0%
100.0%
Continuing Education Rate 0.0% 0.0%
0.0% 
   
( ) Number of Respondents    
* Too few respondents to report    

NOTE:

1. The effective placement rate consists of the employment rate (i.e., working at this time) plus the continuing education rate (i.e., out of the work force due to continuing education).

2. Programs with too few respondents are not listed

3. A significant change to the survey instructions was implemented beginning with the Class of 2017: Degree completion dates were piped into the survey, and respondents asked to provide their employment status exactly one-year post-graduation. This change allows for more accurate calculation of one-year placement and employment rates. Exercise caution when making cohort comparisons.

4. A significant change to the University's rate calculations was implemented with the Class of 2017. Previously removed, alumni indicating “out of the workforce due to other reasons” are now included in all calculations and are labeled as “Not Seeking.” This change aligns the University's placement and employment rates with the standards proposed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). This new calculation will necessarily result in lower rates than the previous formula, but ERAU rates will be more comparable to those reported by institutions adhering to the NACE standards.

SOURCE: Worldwide Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Institutional Research.

Types of Employment

    • Faculty, US and international universities
    • President and CEO, Global aviation companies
    • Senior Vice President of Operations, Airlines
    • Chief Technical Officer, Global aviation companies
    • Manager, Aviation companies
    • Division Chief of Aviation Safety Engineering, DOT
    • Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, FAA
    • Head of Account Management, IATA
    • Director of Aviation Weather Center, NOAA
    • Chief of Aerospace Physiology Division, US Air Force

Current Position Information

PhD in Aviation

Count

Director of Operations Engineering

1

Field Service Representative

1

NOTE: 1.  Includes only those indicating they are were employed full-time 1-year after graduation.  2.  SURVEY ITEM WORDING: "Please provide your position and employer information."
SOURCE: 2020 Worldwide Alumni Survey: One Year After Graduation. Class of 2018.  Institutional Research (2020).

PhD in Aviation Business Administration

Program Mission

As the College of Business, we are a group of scholars and business professionals committed to being the recognized leader in developing, researching, and teaching the knowledge necessary to sustain and grow a vibrant global aviation, aerospace, and transportation business community. In prosecuting this purpose we affirm our commitment to the following values:

  • To pursue truth and excellence relentlessly.
  • To engage in scholarship and research that enriches the experience and knowledge of our faculty, staff, students, and the industry.
  • To be guided by mutual respect for our student, industry, and academic colleagues.
  • To value and promote diversity and the potential of all individuals.
  • To accept nothing less than superior teaching and learning and hold ourselves accountable for continuous improvement in content and processes.
  • To promote ethical responsibility and lifelong learning as the hallmarks of a business professional.

Our students are the future of 'The Business of Flight' and the College of Business is the platform from which they will take flight. We will build that platform with exceptional faculty and student scholars and the support of the industries that we serve.

Program Outcomes

  1. Investigate applicability of central theories
  2. Within the context of researchable problems in marketing, accounting, finance, economics, or organizational behavior, investigate the applicability of central theories and foundational concepts of aviation business.
  3. Conduct original research
  4. Investigate real world aviation challenges by conducting original research and providing constructive critiques of current research.
  5. Expand disciplinary knowledge
  6. Expand the knowledge of business disciplines regarding real world aviation challenges by conducting a study which offers a methodological or conceptual contribution to the field.
  7. Engaged scholar
  8. Demonstrate ability to revise one’s own research study according to constructive critiques received from colleagues following scholarly presentations and publications.

Program Mission Statement

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE&CS) Ph.D. program exists to support the University's mission "to teach the science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace, preparing students for productive careers and leadership roles in service around the world."

Program Outcomes

  • Knowledge Discovery, Scholarship, and Professional Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and conduct original research while demonstrating knowledge of advanced engineering tools and professional skills consistent with expectations within their field of study
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively, and solve problems in their field of study
  • Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate within their field of study          
  • Ethical Conduct: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct research in an ethical and responsible manner

Program Outcomes

Retention and Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

Program Mission Statement: The objective of the Ph.D. in Engineering Physics program is to provide advanced education and research opportunities to exceptional students by providing a research environment that fosters collaboration, creative thinking, and publishing of findings in nationally recognized journals. Areas of research emphasis build upon existing research in the Physical Sciences Department, which include Spacecraft Engineering, Space Physics, and Upper Atmospheric Physics.

Program Outcomes

Retention and Graduation Rates

Placement and Continuing Education Rates

*Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Ph.D. program in Human Factors (HF Ph.D.) is to provide an opportunity for highly qualified students, from a variety of backgrounds, including Psychology, Physiology, Life Sciences, and Engineering to pursue a rigorous program of advanced study and to engage in high-quality research, developing new knowledge within the area of Human Factors. Although a relatively new discipline, Human Factors has grown tremendously over the past several decades, both as a discipline and a profession. Highly educated and experienced Human Factors professionals are in great demand. This terminal degree program, housed in the Department of Human Factors in the college of Arts and Sciences, will help the University advance its capability to lead research and education in Human Factors, and produce highly qualified students, well equipped with knowledge and skills for challenges and opportunities in the 2151 century.