Department of Aeronautical Science
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University experience is a journey to excellence in aviation education, and the Department of Aeronautical Science is leading the way. Embry-Riddle's Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics is the preeminent degree of its kind in the world. Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in aviation education, with the motto of preparing career-minded students to be "Ready to Work, Prepared to Lead."
Our faculty's career aviation experience covers a broad spectrum. Students will learn from:
- Airline Pilots
- Military Pilots
- Top Gun Graduates
- Test Pilots
- Corporate and Commuter Pilots
- Aeronautical Engineers
- Chief Flight Instructors
- Flight Safety and Resource Management Experts
The Aeronautical Science Department boasts a global and diverse student body, with dozens of countries represented. The successful Aeronautical Science student comes with a strong background in the science and math disciplines. A background with four years of English, three years of math, two years of lab science and two years of social science is required. Preferably, the student has completed courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics and computers. Occasionally, students are accepted conditionally, and are offered remedial courses to help prepare them for the Aeronautical Science curriculum.
Program & Courses
The Aviation Maintenance Science associate degree is made up of general education courses and technical courses and labs that lead to FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic's certification. The degree is composed of 66 credit hours: 18 hours of general education course work and 48 hours of airframe and powerplant technical courses. The associate degree will flow seamlessly into the AMS Bachelor of Science degree. Additional information on this degree may be found in the University's catalog.
Standards of Excellence
In keeping with the overall excellence of the Embry-Riddle educational experience, our flying program sets the standard for flight education in the United States and the world. Our program uses a highly experienced instructor force, close integration of flight and classroom syllabi, a very young aircraft fleet, advanced visual simulators and Regional Jet flight training devices. This powerful combination of resources gives our students the opportunity to develop professional aviation skills which are the envy of other universities and are un-equalled in private industry.
We look forward meeting and/or hearing from you, to further discuss this wonderful program.