Interested in becoming an aircraft maintenance technician? Get your Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science at Embry-Riddle. 

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance Science

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science at the top aviation maintenance technician school in the country. Become an A&P mechanic today!

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Science is designed for students who want to   increase the value of their aviation maintenance technician skills to provide wider opportunities for career advancement. Demand for Aviation Maintenance professionals has never been greater than today and this program is designed to provide not only the 4-year degree to complement the skills but a specific focus. Choose from among three areas of concentration -- Flight, Maintenance Management, or Safety Science -- to combine specific technical coursework that will complement your aircraft maintenance technician certifications. This Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Science is housed within the College of Aviation.  


Within the aviation and aerospace industries, Embry-Riddle is renowned for providing exceptional aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers. The University’s top ranking is well known throughout aircraft maintenance in the corporate, commercial and private sectors.

Typical First Year

A typical first year includes general education courses like English Composition, Psychology and Humanities, in addition to foundational coursework such as Tools, Materials and Processes, Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations, College Mathematics for Aviation, and Fundamentals of Electricity. These courses are essential to establish a strong core to support the technical, hands-on aircraft maintenance training.

Degree Details

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Science is comprised of 126 credit hours. Students will earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant certificates (A&P mechanic licenses). The elected area of concentration may require additional coursework. Further, certifications/licenses previously earned may qualify for applied credit. Embry-Riddle is an FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

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Excerpt taken from the Online Course Catalog

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory and Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221) 9
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (PSY 101) 3
Lower- or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
Computer Science (CS 120) 3
Mathematics * 6
Physical Sciences ** 6
Total Credits 36
*

Mathematics required courses — Maintenance Management AOC, MA 111 or MA 140 and MA 222. Flight and Safety Science AOC, MA 111 and MA 112.

**

Physical Sciences required courses — Maintenance Management AOC, any two lower-level physical sciences course. Flight and Safety Science AOC, PS 103 and PS 104.

Aviation Maintenance Science Courses (leading to A&P certification)

AMS 115 Aviation Mathematics and Physics 2
AMS 116 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
AMS 117 Tools, Materials and Processes 4
AMS 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations 2
AMS 261 Aircraft Metallic Structures 3
AMS 262 Aircraft Composite Structures 3
AMS 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems 3
AMS 264 General Aviation Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
AMS 271 Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems 3
AMS 272 Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft Systems 3
AMS 366 Transport Category Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
Total Credits 48

Tuition for the AMS courses is less other courses in the degree, and is billed separately from the University block tuition. Contact the AMS program coordinator for additional information.

Suggested Plan of Study — Common Year One and Year Two

See specific area of concentration for Year Three and Year Four suggested plan of study.

Year One
Credits
AMS 115 Aviation Mathematics and Physics 2
AMS 116 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
AMS 117 Tools, Materials and Processes 4
AMS 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations 2
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
CS 120
  & 120L
Introduction to Computing in Aviation 3
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Lower-Level Humanities Elective 3
  Credits Subtotal 30
Year Two
AMS 261 Aircraft Metallic Structures 3
AMS 262 Aircraft Composite Structures 3
AMS 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems 3
AMS 264 General Aviation Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft Systems 3
AMS 366 Transport Category Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
AMS 271 Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems 3
AMS 272 Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
PS 103 Technical Physics I 3
  Credits Subtotal 30

Flight Area of Concentration — Single and Multi Engine

Select one of the following tracks: 4
Single Track
FA 121
Private Single Flight
FA 221
Instrument Single Flight
FA 321
Commercial Single Flight
FA 323
Commercial Multi Add-On
Multi-Track
FA 121
Private Single Flight
FA 122
Private Multi-Flight with Laboratory
FA 222
Instrument Multi-Flight
FA 322
Commercial Multi-Flight
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
AS 121 Private Pilot Operations 5
AS 221 Instrument Pilot Operations 3
AS 309 Aerodynamics 3
AS 310 Aircraft Performance 3
AS 321 Commercial Pilot Operations 3
AS 350 Domestic and International Navigation 3
AS 357 Flight Physiology 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
WX 301 Aviation Weather 3
Total Credits 36

Suggested Course of Study — Flight Area of Concentration

Single-Engine Track

Year Three
Credits
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
AS 121 Private Pilot Operations 5
AS 221 Instrument Pilot Operations 3
FA 121 Private Single Flight 1
FA 221 Instrument Single Flight 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
Lower-Level Social Science Elective 3
  Credits Subtotal 34
Year Four
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
AS 309 Aerodynamics 3
AS 310 Aircraft Performance 3
AS 321 Commercial Pilot Operations 3
AS 357 Flight Physiology 3
AS 387 Crew Resource Management 3
FA 321 Commercial Single Flight 1
FA 323 Commercial Multi Add-On 1
WX 301 Aviation Weather 3
Upper-Level Open Electives 6
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
  Credits Subtotal 32
  Credits Total 34

Multi-Engine Track

Year Three
Credits
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
AS 121 Private Pilot Operations 5
AS 221 Instrument Pilot Operations 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
FA 121 Private Single Flight 1
FA 122 Private Multi-Flight with Laboratory 1
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
Lower-Level Social Science Elective 3
  Credits Subtotal 34
Year Four
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
AS 309 Aerodynamics 3
AS 310 Aircraft Performance 3
AS 321 Commercial Pilot Operations 3
AS 357 Flight Physiology 3
AS 387 Crew Resource Management 3
FA 222 Instrument Multi-Flight 1
FA 322 Commercial Multi-Flight 1
WX 301 Aviation Weather 3
Upper-Level Open Electives 6
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
  Credits Subtotal 32
  Credits Total: 34

Maintenance Management Area of Concentration

AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
BA 221 Advanced Computer Based Systems 3
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 314 Human Resource Management 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 324 Aviation Labor Relations 3
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
BA 411 Logistics Manangement for Aviation/Aerospace 3
Total Credits 36

Suggested Course of Study — Maintenance Management Area of Concentration

Year Three
Credits
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 220 Marketing 3
BA 221 Advanced Computer Based Systems 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
Lower-Level Social Science (SS 110, 120 or 130) 3
  Credits Subtotal 33
Year Four
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
BA 225 Business Law 3
BA 314 Human Resource Management 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 324 Aviation Labor Relations 3
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
BA 411 Logistics Manangement for Aviation/Aerospace 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Upper-Level Open Electives 6
  Credits Subtotal 33
  Credits Total: 66

Aerospace and Occupational Safety Science Area of Concentration

AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
or SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
SF 316 Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
Choose one focus from the options below: 9
Aviation Focus Course List:
SF 330
Aircraft Accident Investigation
SF 375
Propulsion Plant Investigation
SF 335
Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety
or SF 435
Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design
Occupational Safety Focus Course List:
HS 215
Introduction to Industrial Security
SF 355
Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology
SF 410
Design of Engineering Hazard Controls
or SF 440
Design of Engineering Hazard Controls II
Total Credits 36

Suggested Course of Study - Aviation Focus

Year Three
Credits
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
or SF 210
Introduction to Aerospace Safety
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
SF 330 Aircraft Accident Investigation 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (SS 110, 120, 130) 3
  Credits Subtotal 33
Year Four
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
SF 316 Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 335 Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety 3
or SF 435
Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
SF 375 Propulsion Plant Investigation 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Upper-Level Open Electives 6
  Credits Subtotal 33
  Credits Total: 66

Suggested Course of Study - Aviation Occupational Safety Focus

Year Three
Credits
AMS 273 Propeller Systems 2
AMS 274 Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems 4
AMS 375 Repair Station Operations 3
AMS 376 Powerplant Line Maintenance 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
or SF 210
Introduction to Aerospace Safety
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
HS 215 Introduction to Industrial Security 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (SS 110, 120, 130) 3
  Credits Subtotal 33
Year Four
AMSA 490 Aviation Technical Operations 3
SF 316 Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 355 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
SF 410 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls 3
or SF 440
Design of Engineering Hazard Controls II
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Upper-Level Open Electives 6
  Credits Subtotal 33
  Credits Total: 66
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