The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science degree is designed for students who want to parlay their maintenance skills into a management position in aviation and aerospace maintenance, where there is a high demand for degreed professionals. 

Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Maintenance Science

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science degree is designed for students who want to parlay their maintenance skills into a management position in aviation and aerospace maintenance, where there is a high demand for degreed professionals. The program offers three areas of concentration — Flight, Maintenance Management, or Safety Science. The areas of concentration combine specific technical coursework with the background courses students need to succeed in their chosen field in commercial, corporate, or private environments.

The Bachelor of Science in degree is housed in the Department of Aviation Maintenance Science in the College of Aviation.

Typical First Year

A typical first year includes general education courses like English Composition along with foundational coursework in tools, materials and processes, aircraft structure, and fundamentals of electricity and aviation systems.

Degree Details

The degree requires 126 credit hours. Some areas of concentration may require additional coursework such as flight training. Some existing certifications may be used for academic credit.

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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 Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (PSY 101)3
Lower- or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science (CS 120)3
Mathematics *6
Physical Sciences **6
Total Credits36
*

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 115Aviation Mathematics and Physics2
AMS 116Fundamentals of Electricity4
AMS 117Tools, Materials and Processes4
AMS 118Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations2
AMS 261Aircraft Metallic Structures3
AMS 262Aircraft Composite Structures3
AMS 263General Aviation Aircraft Systems3
AMS 264General Aviation Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems3
AMS 271Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems3
AMS 272Powerplant Electrical and Instrument Systems3
AMS 273Propeller Systems2
AMS 274Aircraft Turbines Powerplants and Systems4
AMS 365Transport Category Aircraft Systems3
AMS 366Transport Category Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems3
AMS 375Repair Station Operations3
AMS 376Powerplant Line Maintenance3
Total Credits48

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 Subtotal30
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 Subtotal30

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 490Aviation Technical Operations3
AS 121Private Pilot Operations5
AS 221Instrument Pilot Operations3
AS 309Aerodynamics3
AS 310Aircraft Performance3
AS 321Commercial Pilot Operations3
AS 350Domestic and International Navigation3
AS 357Flight Physiology3
WX 201Survey of Meteorology3
WX 301Aviation Weather3
Total Credits36

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 Subtotal34
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 Subtotal32
 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 Subtotal34
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 Subtotal32
 Credits Total: 34

Maintenance Management Area of Concentration

AMSA 490Aviation Technical Operations3
BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 210Financial Accounting3
BA 220Marketing3
BA 221Advanced Computer Based Systems3
BA 225Business Law3
BA 314Human Resource Management3
BA 320Business Information Systems3
BA 324Aviation Labor Relations3
BA 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
BA 332Corporate Finance I3
BA 411Logistics Manangement for Aviation/Aerospace3
Total Credits36

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 Subtotal33
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 Subtotal33
 Credits Total: 66

Aerospace and Occupational Safety Science Area of Concentration

AMSA 490Aviation Technical Operations3
SF 201Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety3
or SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety
SF 205Principles of Accident Investigation3
SF 315Environmental Compliance and Safety3
SF 316Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management3
SF 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SF 345Safety Program Management3
SF 365Fire Protection3
SF 462Health, Safety, and Aviation Law3
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 Credits36

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 Subtotal33
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 Subtotal33
 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 Subtotal33
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 Subtotal33
 Credits Total: 66
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