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Aeronautics - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Kent
Fall

Kent
Spring

Program description

Aeronautics - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics provides an education in aviation that produces professionals to operate the National Airspace System in the 21st century.

The Aeronautics major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Aeronautical Studies concentration prepares students for entry-level technological positions in aviation and related areas. Although focused on a broad foundation of aeronautically related subjects, the program also provides a significant number of electives that allow students to explore other areas of interest or earn a minor in a particular area of study. It is well suited for those entering the program with previous flight experience or transfer credits from an accredited university.
  • The Air Traffic Control concentration prepares students for professional work in air traffic control and management. Originally, as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI), the concentration provides practical simulation-based training in air traffic control that enables the CTI graduates to work as air traffic controllers and managers in the National Airspace System.
  • The Aviation Management concentration prepares students for entry-level management supervisory and administrative positions in aviation and other aviation-related professional fields. This course of study combines technical and aeronautical courses with courses in management and information systems. Students entering this program should have a technical interest, mathematical proficiency and an ability to develop analytical and communicative capabilities.
  • The Professional Pilot concentration is designed for students who aspire to become professional pilots. This concentration stresses subjects associated with flight systems, propulsion, structures and electronics. Students entering this program should have a strong desire for excellence in aviation as well as the flying skills required of a professional pilot.
  • The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations concentration is for students who aspire to become professional Unmanned aircraft pilots (drone pilot). This concentration is focused on the safe operations of unmanned aircraft systems, regulations, the technology of autonomous systems and policy regarding the operations of unmanned aerial elements.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

Transfer students must have a minimum 2.250 overall GPA in all college-level coursework for admission to the Aeronautics major.

Flight Training Courses:

Transfer students and students admitted to the Aeronautics major with credits completed through College Credit Plus or other means may be allowed to enroll in flight training courses only with special permission from the academic program director.


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Program content

Aeronautical Studies Concentration

Semester One

  • Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Non-pilot Elements of Flight Theory
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Semester Two

  • Elements of Aviation Weather
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Laboratory
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADl)
  • Materials and Processes
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)

Semester Three

  • Professional Development in Engineering
  • Cultural Dynamics Technology (DIVD) (WIC)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Aviation Management
  • Aircraft Structures
  • College Physics II (KBS)

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Aircraft Systems I
  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics
  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics Laboratory

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Semester Six

  • Professional Development in Aeronautics
  • Air Transportation Systems
  • Aircraft Systems Ii
  • Physiology and Human Factors of Flight

Aeronautics (AERN) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Semester Seven

  • Applied Flight Dynamics I
  • Aeronautical Studies Capstone (ELR) (or) Aeronautics and Engineering
  • Internship/cooperative Education (ELR)
  • Aviation Law

Semester Eight

  • Aviation Safety Theory
  • Professional Development in Aeronautics III
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (WIC)

General Electives

Air Traffic Control Concentration

Semester One

  • Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Faa Orientation
  • Non-pilot Elements of Flight Theory
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Laboratory
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)

Aeronautics (AERN) Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Elements of Aviation Weather
  • Terminal Operations I
  • Terminal Operations I Laboratory
  • Principles of Management
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Semester Four

  • Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
  • Terminal Operations II
  • Terminal Operations II Laboratory
  • College Physics II (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory Ii (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • Introduction to Aviation Management
  • Aircraft Systems I
  • Non-pilot Instrument Flight Theory

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Semester Six

  • En Route I
  • Applied Flight Dynamics I
  • Aviation Law

Aeronautics (AERN) Electives

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

  • Physiology and Human Factors of Flight
  • Aviation Safety Theory
  • EN Route II
  • EN Route II Laboratory
  • Professional Development in Aeronautics Iii
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (WIC)

Semester Eight

  • Aircraft Systems Ii
  • Air Traffic Control Capstone (ELR)
  • Air Traffic Control Capstone Laboratory (ELR)

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Aviation Management Concentration

Semester One

  • Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Non-pilot Elements of Flight Theory
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Aviation Management
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Engineering Graphics
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Elements of Aviation Weather
  • Principles of Microeconomics (KSS)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Airport Management
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (KSS)
  • Principles of Management

Semester Five

  • Professional Development in Aeronautics
  • Fixed Base Operator Operations
  • Air Transportation Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Marketing

Semester Six

  • Air Transportation Industry Regulations
  • Applied Flight Dynamics I
  • Aviation Law
  • Interpersonal Communication

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

  • Airport Operations
  • Physiology and Human Factors of Flight
  • Aviation Safety Theory
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (WIC)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Eight

  • Labor Relations in the Aviation Industry
  • Strategic Aviation Management (ELR)
  • Business Finance

Professional Pilot Concentration

Semester One

  • Elements of Flight Theory
  • Private Pilot Flight
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

Requirement: Student Must Have a 2.5000 Cumulative Gpa Prior to Commencing Flight Training Courses

  • Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Elements of Aviation Weather
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Laboratory
  • Commercial Pilot Flight I
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Aviation Management
  • Instrument Flight Theory
  • Instrument Pilot Flight
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Semester Four

  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Commercial Pilot Flight II
  • Commercial Pilot Theory
  • College Physics Ii (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory II (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • Professional Development in Aeronautics
  • Aircraft Systems I
  • Commercial Pilot Flight III
  • Applied Flight Dynamics I

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

  • Aircraft Systems II
  • Physiology and Human Factors of Flight
  • Theory of Flight Instruction (ELR)
  • Flight Instructor/airplanes
  • Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

  • Aviation Law
  • Flight Instructor-instruments
  • Multi-engine Pilot Flight
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Crew Resource Management Laboratory
  • Aeronautics (AERN) Electives

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Eight

  • Aviation Safety Theory
  • Turbine Engine Theory and Operation
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (WIC)
  • Aircraft Structures (or) Applied Transport Category Aircraft Systems (or) Flight Management Systems

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations Concentration

Semester One

  • Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Elements of Flight Theory
  • Private Pilot Flight
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)

Semester Three

  • Elements of Aviation Weather
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control Laboratory
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Aviation Management
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sensing and Sensor Systems
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAb)

Semester Five

  • Professional Development in Aeronautics
  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Practicum (ELR)
  • College Physics Ii (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory Ii (KBS) (KLAB)
  • Aeronautics (Aern) Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

  • Aircraft Systems I
  • Non-pilot Instrument Flight Theory
  • Applied Flight Dynamics I
  • Aviation Law

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command, Control and Communications

  • Aircraft Systems II
  • Physiology and Human Factors of Flight
  • Applied Flight Dynamics I

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Eight

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Law and Regulations
  • Aviation Safety Theory
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (WIC)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations Theory
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Practicum

Kent Core Requirement

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Tuition fees

Undergraduate

  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year

Qualification

Accreditation

The B.S. degree in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, Federal Aviation Administration.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of math, science and the applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines.
  2. Analyze and interpret data.
  3. Understand and master the fundamental concepts and skills of airplane flight.
  4. Communicate effectively through written and oral means.
  5. Recognize the need and develop the cognitive abilities to engage in life-long learning by successfully contending with changing technologies, regulatory policies and procedures, market forces and the highly dynamic operational environment of commercial flight and professional aviation.
  6. Understand contemporary issues that affect aviation.
  7. Use the techniques, skills and modern technology necessary for professional practice.
  8. Understand the national and international aviation environment.
  9. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.
  10. Know and understand the technical details involved in the effective management of employees and operational systems in professional aviation.

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