Master of Science Degrees in Aviation

Compare 24 MSc Programs in Aviation

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As both technology and competition for experienced workers have increased over the last few years, the educational requirements that many companies seek in their prospective employees has also risen. A Master of Science program allows students to learn what they need in order to excel in their chosen profession and can help give them a boost professionally. Those who are interested in aviation, for example, can overcome a competitive market upon completion of a Master of Science degree in the field.

What is an MSc in Aviation? This kind of program is designed to help those who have a related degree or significant work experience in the field increase their knowledge and abilities in industry-related areas. Some programs offer specialties in aeronautical engineering or aviation management. Coursework often includes business management, the aviation supply chain and research and development. Programs can be finished in as little as two years.

Graduates gain an understanding of research methods and statistics, problem solving, and how to apply coursework to projects within the industry upon completion of a program. It can also prepare students for a more rigorous doctoral degree program.

The cost of pursuing this degree depends on many things, including the policies, fees, and location of the university at which the degree is offered. Potential students are encouraged to learn about any administrative fees and other tuition expenses before accepting a position at any university.

Those with a Master of Science in Aviation can chose a career in conception and design, innovation management, patents and IP, research and development, logistics, quality management, and more. There are consistent jobs available within both the public and private sectors.

 

Time constraints and a lack of reputable schools in a student’s area used to prevent many from completing their desired degrees. However, with the use of online coursework a wealth of opportunity is now available to anyone with an internet connection. Those who would like more information can use our program listing and lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Safety and Accident Investigation Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham Cranfield + 2 more

We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for almost 40 years. These courses will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on these courses provide a learning environment unique to here. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. Safety and Accident Investigation Degrees MSc in Safety and Human Factors in Aviation Cranfield Campus Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to grow within aviation as well as other safety critical industries. This course has been designed to provide industry with equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learnt through a mix of lectures and practical exercises. Duration: Full-time 1 year; Part-time up to 3 years Who is it for? This course attracts a wide variety of students from aviation professionals in civil and military domains to high-quality graduates in engineering and social science disciplines. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on the course provides a learning environment unique to here. MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Air Transport Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for almost 40 years. Designed specifically for aircraft accident investigators and those working in related fields, this course will provide you with an academically recognised, high standard qualification. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? The MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation (Air Transport) allows you to receive an internationally recognised qualification in the field of accident investigation. The majority of students join this course with the intention of receiving a qualification that will allow them to further their career development in accident investigation or other safety related areas of the air transport industry. MSc in Airworthiness Cranfield Campus Airworthiness is at the forefront of aviation development. It is vital that staff have sufficient knowledge and skill to apply principles in design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of aircraft to both develop and maintain airworthiness. This part-time course has been developed to meet industry demand for qualified airworthiness specialists and addresses key aspects of aircraft design, construction, operation and maintenance. Duration: Two-three years part-time Who is it for? The Airworthiness Master's course is highly flexible and designed to meet the needs of individuals who are balancing work commitments with study. It is especially relevant to engineers and technologists working in the airworthiness field of aviation safety, either in a regulatory authority or in the industry. The format is especially suitable for those who wish to enhance and focus their knowledge in a structured but flexible part-time format while continuing to work. The subject of your research project can be chosen to match the research needs of your employer and/or your own career ambitions. MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Marine Transport Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham Developed in close collaboration with the marine accident investigation community, this course offers a unique combination of research based learning and learning from real-world experiences, ensuring that students gain the skills and knowledge from the best of both academia and industry. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course is primarily aimed at those involved, or about to become involved, in marine accident investigation and other safety related industries. The course is suitable for those with a technical or operational background in marine or safety engineering and management, accident investigators, and those employed by national investigation agencies, operator, regulators, and manufacturers. MSc in Safety and Accident Investigation - Rail Transport Cranfield Campus / Cranfield University at Shrivenham We have been a centre of excellence in the field of accident investigation for almost 40 years. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to conduct a rail accident investigation in accordance with the standards and recommended practices as required under the appropriate national and European legislation. Duration: 3 years part-time Who is it for? The course is primarily aimed at those involved in rail accident investigation and other safety related industries. [-]

Advanced Master Air Transport Management

ENAC
Campus Full time September 2017 France Toulouse

Economically and financially speaking, air transport companies are now accustomed to operating in a highly competitive environment demanding great adaptability.
The Specialized Master's programme [+]

MS Air Transport Management

 

Taught in English

Economically and financially speaking, air transport companies are now accustomed to operating in a highly competitive environment demanding great adaptability.
The Specialized Master's programme in Air Transport Management aims to provide a systemic understanding of all aspects of the air transport sector, including air transport economics, operations, marketing and financial strategies, human resource management and performance, and main challenges and strategies for the future.


 

Graduates are equipped with all the essential knowledge required to pursue a career in the sector.

 

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Master in Aviation Safety (MSc)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

UCM's Master of Science in Aviation Safety degree is one of a very few academic programs to address this particular nationwide need. This program provides you with knowledge of management and safety issues in aviation and the ability to establish or administer safety programs in business, industry or government, offering you a professional capstone for any background in aviation... [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. Master in Aviation Safety (MSc) UCM's outstanding aviation programs will prepare you to excel in your chosen area of the aviation industry. At UCM, you benefit from hands-on experience and cutting-edge technologies integrated into your coursework. Why Choose Aviation Safety at UCM? UCM owns an airport with 18 flight-ready aircraft, including a fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks, multi-engine aircraft and gliders are for flight training. The university has a hot-air balloon, which may be used to earn a rating. The department's flight simulation equipment includes several advanced aviation flight training devices, including a 737 NG AAFD. What will I study? UCM's Master of Science in Aviation Safety degree is one of a very few academic programs to address this particular nationwide need. This program provides you with knowledge of management and safety issues in aviation and the ability to establish or administer safety programs in business, industry or government, offering you a professional capstone for any background in aviation. What can I do with a degree in Aviation Safety? Airport Manager Aviation Inspector Loss Control Safety Inspector Security Specialist How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Aviation, there are several opportunities to be involved: Alpha Eta Rho Aviation Student Government National Intercollegiate Flight Team Women in Aviation International About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. The aviation faculty and staff members at UCM represent a wide range of academic and professional training. All faculty hold terminal degrees in their areas of specialization and practices in the field. (http://www.ucmo.edu/aviation/facstaff/) Learn more about Aviation at UCM: Department of Aviation [-]

Part-Time Master of Science in Composites

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Stade

The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route. The particular focus of the study programme is on both carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP). [+]

PFH Hansecampus Stade/Hamburg Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites Master of Science (M.Sc.) The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route. The particular focus of the study programme is on both carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP). The course is structured as a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course. You can complete the study programme either in German or in English. A Master's qualification will open up the best possible career prospects, with the CFRP branch of the economy alone being forecast to grow by 10 percent a year. The high demand for specialists in composites is therefore bound to continue to increase in future. Your Benefits Study programme unique in the whole of Europe Best possible career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, wind turbine construction and many other industries Professional development study programme in block and weekend courses Up-to-date content provided by professors with practical experience Collaborative partners like Airbus, DLR and Fraunhofer Institute in the immediate neighbourhood of the campus Selected management content in the study programme Individual supervision in small learning groups Professional Development Specialisation in the Key Technology Field of CFRP The University offers the professional development engineering programme, leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" at PFH Hansecampus Stade. It is accredited by the Accreditation Agency ASIIN and state-recognised. The study programme extends over three semesters, is worth a total of 60 ECTS and contains seven modules that have been coordinated in terms of content. In the first and second semester of the study programme taught in German, you will attend one two-week and one one-week block of courses as well as five weekend courses. In the study variant taught in English, you will complete a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course. In addition, blended-learning aspects accompany the study programme. The third semester in both study variants is reserved for the Master's thesis and oral defence . This split ensures that you can coordinate study programme and simultaneous professional activity optimally. Study Content The first two semesters are given over to theoretical consolidation of the engineering science content, focusing particularly on the conceptual and structural design of fibre composites, partially/fully automated manufacturing processes and process optimisation. You will also obtain extensive knowledge about designing multi-functional composites and implementing intelligent fibre composite structures. Business Administration content, such as Internal Accounting & Controlling (in the context of a business simulation game), Innovation and Strategic Management, are also integrated into the first semester. Finally, in the third semester, you will work on your Master's thesis, with the oral defence of which you will complete the study programme leading to a Master of Science. Career Prospects The Master of Science in Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites will give you a cross-industry qualification enabling you to undertake management tasks in activities related to fibre composites. It will, for example, open up excellent career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, ship und yacht building, railway vehicle and wind turbine construction. Entry requirement Completed higher education course of study in engineering sciences or an above-average higher education qualification in natural sciences and at least one year's professional experience. Application procedure Written or online application personal interview, where applicable Application deadline Possible to apply at any time Application documents Letter of application, cover letter, tabular curriculum vitae, copies of all official graduation certificates from all higher education institutions and training centres, a letter of recommendation from the higher education, research or corporate sphere, application form specific to PFH Tuition fees 5,940 euro per semester 520 euro admin fee (waived for EU citizens) 420 euro enrolment fee (non-recurring) 1,000 euro examination fees (once per study programme) [-]

Aerospace Engineering

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering strives to prepare students for employment in industry or academia. Disciplines of study include thermofluids, mechanical systems, and aerospace engineering. This preparation includes helping the student develop the appropriate analytical, experimental, computational, and communication skills necessary for future success. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. Graduate Programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Pursuit of Progress The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering strives to prepare students for employment in industry or academia. Disciplines of study include thermofluids, mechanical systems, and aerospace engineering. This preparation includes helping the student develop the appropriate analytical, experimental, computational, and communication skills necessary for future success. We offer three well-subscribed graduate programs: M.S.M.E (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering), Ph.D., M.E. (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering), and M.S.A.E. (M.S. in Aerospace Engineering). Our graduate courses, except for laboratory-based courses, are offered in a dual manner; live, and by extended delivery mode via live video-streaming. These methods provide access to graduate education to a diverse student population, one that includes working professionals. The M.S. degree can be pursued with the thesis (24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis) or non-thesis option (30 hours of coursework). Students admitted into the Ph.D. program must take, and pass, the Ph.D. qualifying examination, in order to continue in the program. This examination is offered twice a year; once in the fall, and then again in the spring (Ph.D Qualifying Exam FAQ). Subsequently, students must defend their dissertation topic to their Ph.D. Dissertation Committee at the candidacy examination, prior to continuing their dissertation research. The Ph.D. program requires 57 hours of coursework beyond the B.S. degree, and 15 hours of doctoral dissertation, in addition to completion, and successful defense, of the Ph.D. dissertation. In the fall of 2015, there were 191 students enrolled in the graduate program, with 75 in the M.S.M.E., 38 in the M.S.A.E., and 78 in the Ph.D. programs. These programs provide the opportunity for working professionals to pursue part-time post-graduate education. They also offer full-time graduate students the opportunity to engage in advanced engineering research, with a well-funded and published group of renowned professors. The Department plans to offer 20 Fellowships ($25K annual stipend + tuition waiver + health insurance), ≈50 GRAs, and ≈40 GTAs in Fall of 2016. Please apply for our graduate programs by January 15, 2016 (International Students), March 1, 2016 (International Transfers from US Schools), and July 15, 2016 (Domestic Students) at Fellowship, GRA, and GTA Application. For further information about our graduate programs and research areas, please view the MAE Graduate Program video. For questions about applications, GRAs, GTAs, and Fellowships, please email the MAE Graduate Assistant. The MAE Department has an acknowledged faculty, one that supports its M.S. and Ph.D. programs. They are actively engaged in a wide range of sophisticated and specialized research. These are areas that are of critical interest, including sustainable and advanced energy research, fuel cell technology, solar and alternative energy, aerospace and aeronautics, space exploration, advanced controls, nanotechnology, MEMS manufacturing, advanced and additive manufacturing, and bioengineering. All of these factors afford unique opportunities for the department’s graduate students to engage in intellectually stimulating, and challenging, research projects. The MAE research portfolio is supported by external grants and contracts, obtained by its faculty, from highly competitive funding agencies, and laboratories. These sources include the NSF, DOE, DARPA, ARO, ONR, AHA and NIH. The Department of MAE is also supported by local and national industry, and an example of such partnership is the very successful Siemens Energy Center. In 2010, the total amount of external grants credited to the Department of MAE faculty was $6.96M, or $250K per faculty member. [-]

Master of Science in Aeronautics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Campus Full time 24 months August 2017 Singapore

Air traffic control personnel, flight crew members, flight operations specialists and technical representatives within the aviation and aerospace industry require a technical skill set. Whether you already work in one of these roles or you aspire to, a Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) may help you reach your goals. [+]

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Reach new heights in your career with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Asia. Air traffic control personnel, flight crew members, flight operations specialists and technical representatives within the aviation and aerospace industry require a technical skill set. Whether you already work in one of these roles or you aspire to, a Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) may help you reach your goals. Offered jointly by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the 36 credit-hour MSA degree program is similar to the Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree but with less of a business and management focus, and more of a technical, operations and safety oriented focus. As some courses are highly technical, more of an aviation background is needed. MSA program highlights Combines solid core classes with unique specializations targeting the Asian aviation and aerospace industry Learn the tools needed to develop, manufacture and operate aircraft and spacecraft Gain a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure that supports the industry Concentrations in Aeronautics, Safety Systems, Education Technology, Operations, Human Factors in Aviation Systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The benefit of learning from faculty who are experienced industry professionals themselves Already Embry-Riddle’s largest graduate program in the United States, the MSA program is an exciting addition to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offerings in Singapore as it will give students the chance to be prepared for senior-level positions and critical leadership roles demanded in Singapore’s thriving aviation and aerospace industry. This program is offered in blended delivery modes so that you can continue working full time through your enrollment. We merge the convenience of night and weekend courses with diverse learning modes: In-classroom EagleVision Classroom (Web video conferencing between classrooms) Online (from anywhere with an Internet connection) Application Requirements Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants for whom English is not the primary language must either: Attain a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based). Attain a minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0. Show evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English. International students should visit Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) FAQ website for information on the issuance of a student pass/student visa. All student pass requirements will be shared with students when an admission decision is made by the university. Official/Attested copies of documents listed above should be mailed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Office of Enrollment Management, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #02-01 Boon Siew Building, Singapore 229833. Alternatively, students may make an appointment to bring original documents in so that an official copy can be made. On the next page, please correct the following: Duration Part-Time Students can expect to graduate 24 months after they start the MSA degree program. Intake/Start Dates Students can start the MSA degree program in January, June or August. Price/Fees $952 per credit. To graduate, students need to complete 36 credits, SGD 34,272 + 7% GST Deadline Rolling admission throughout the year ... [-]

MSc Air Transport Planning and Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Modules on this course are taught in blocks of five days at a time to enable international participants to travel efficiently to London several times a year. Students take six taught modules in total (over one year on the full-time course, or two to three years on the block release part-time course) and complete a research dissertation. Email contact and tutorial support is provided between the module... [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. Modules on this course are taught in blocks of five days at a time to enable international participants to travel efficiently to London several times a year. Students take six taught modules in total (over one year on the full-time course, or two to three years on the block release part-time course) and complete a research dissertation. Email contact and tutorial support is provided between the module blocks along with guest lectures and workshop sessions for full-time students. The block attendance mode for this course is not compatible with visa restrictions for international students. Therefore, this mode of attendance is not available for international students requiring a visa. The block mode of attendance is still available to UK and EU students. International students can still apply for our full-time course. This course has been developed to meet the needs of graduates worldwide seeking to gain greater knowledge and experience of the air transport industry, and looking to progress into senior roles in management, operations and commercial planning of airlines, airports, government departments and aviation-related businesses such as aircraft manufacturing, finance and consultancy. It is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical basis, coupled with the application of many practical techniques and strategies. The course builds on the successful series of aviation short courses that have attracted participants from around the globe to the University each year. The Department has a long-established interest in air transport research, consultancy and teaching, having been set up by the renowned aviation academic Professor Rigas Doganis some 40 years ago. The University's association with aviation goes back much further, however, as it was here in the 19th century that Sir George Cayley first demonstrated the principles of flight. Modules on this course can also be taken as short courses which are not formally assessed. Students who have followed the relevant short course(s) within the last five years may be able to register at a reduced fee to complete the module on an 'assessment only' basis as part of the Master's degree. For more information on these short courses, visit our air transport short courses. *Students starting the full-time course in January will complete the course over 15 months including a three month vacation period from July-September. Core modules AIR TRANSPORT ECONOMICS In this module you will examine the structure of the airline industry and the international regulatory regime within which it operates. You will analyse airline costs and revenues, relating them to financial performance, and examine airport economics along with key concepts in airport operations and planning. AIR TRANSPORT FORECASTING AND MARKET RESEARCH Through this module you will consider methods for analysing air traffic, forecasting the demand for air services and modelling the pattern of future airline operations. Market research techniques are explained, including questionnaire design and interpretation of survey data. You will discuss key sources of secondary data, and assess elasticities of demand. You will also examine the management of capacity in the context of both airport and airline planning, and develop models of passenger choice and airport attractiveness. AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS In this module you will develop techniques for optimising the airline and airport product. These are based upon strategic management thinking and an understanding of the nature of demand for air travel. This then leads to the detail of scheduling airline operations, choosing the right aircraft, designing appropriate product features and assessing quality of service. Air cargo has differing requirements to passenger traffic and forms a special analysis. An introduction to air traffic management and the use of airspace is included, as well as some insights to human resources management and industrial relations. RESEARCH DISSERTATION This module gives you an opportunity to undertake in-depth research on an air transport topic of your choice, and present analysis, conclusions and recommendations in a written report. It allows you to develop an understanding of all stages of the research process. Course-specific entry requirements You should normally have a good undergraduate Honours degree or its equivalent (First or Second Class) or, alternatively, evidence of further education and appropriate professional experience. If English is not your first language you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Applicants without these formal academic qualifications but with professional qualifications or substantial (normally at least three years) relevant work experience in the air transport industry may be considered for the course. Their enrolment will be at the discretion of the Course Leader. Associated careers If you are a full-time student without a prior background in the air transport industry you should be well placed on completion of the course to take up a junior position in a planning, management and operational role with airlines and airports. You will also be well equipped for employment as an analyst with consultancies, government bodies and aircraft manufacturers. If you have a prior industry background you should be able to return to your position with new skills and understanding, plus a greater maturity of approach. You will be well placed to move into senior managerial, policy or research functions. The competitive nature of the industry will also provide many new opportunities for suitably qualified personnel. A strong performance on the MSc provides the opportunity to study further by registering for a research degree in the Department of Planning and Transport. Graduates will also be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to participate in the activities of professional bodies such as the Air Transport Research Society, the German Aviation Research Society and AirNeth. [-]

Master of Science in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

This programme focuses on future challenges of sustainable built environment, tackling topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its focus on a wide range of approaches from people’s daily life and mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic thinking necessary for shaping the built environment. [+]

Cities are becoming increasingly dynamic, complex and fragmented while demands for their liveability, sustainability, competitiveness, and attractiveness increase. This requires new skills in systemic understanding, problem-solving, and integrative planning and policy-making beyond sectorial boundaries. This programme focuses on future challenges of sustainable built environment, tackling topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its focus on a wide range of approaches from people’s daily life and mobility to large-scale strategic and systemic thinking necessary for shaping the built environment. What will you learn? As a student, you will gain excellent competencies to work for smarter and more liveable cities and to respond to emerging issues of constantly changing built environments and technologies. In addition to a strong theoretical basis, you will acquire insights into current research themes, and capabilities in applying a variety of planning and analysis tools in contemporary tasks of land use and transportation. Through interactive learning methods, you will gain hands-on experiences on a range of urban themes and methodologies. Engaged in studio courses, you will learn systemic thinking, creative problem-solving, ethical reflectivity, as well as tools for participatory processes and communication skills in various forums and through various media. Moreover, you will be able to critically interpret and process knowledge from multiple sources and implement this knowledge in a variety of complex urban processes. Common studies (40 cr) include seven courses, which are all compulsory. These studies form the foundation of spatial planning and transportation engineering studies upon which different profiles of expertise can be built through selected advanced and elective studies. The advanced studies (25 cr) include seven courses. The elective studies (25 cr) can be chosen freely, although students are offered guidance. Please, see more about the programme and courses in the student portal Into. Master’s thesis The master’s thesis (30 cr) is a piece of applied research that includes not only the written thesis but also the maturity essay and seminar presentation or a corresponding presentation. The key goal of the master’s thesis is solving a problem relevant to the field of study based on existing scientific knowledge in compliance with the principles of responsible conduct of research. The goal is to produce a scientific thesis. The master's thesis shall be written on a topic related to the advanced studies of the degree programme, agreed upon between the student and the supervising professor. A suitable topic can, for instance, be a research and development project carried out for a partner outside the university, or it can be connected to an ongoing research project of the Department. The master’s thesis takes 6 months (fulltime) and it is an individual project. Career prospects As a graduate of this programme, you will become an enabler of a sustainable future in cities. In addition, you will be able to improve the quality of life for people – in a variety of scales, now and in the long term. Our graduates can specialise in different professional roles of choice, including urban, regional and/or transportation planner, developer, analyst, policy-maker, traffic engineer, transportation modeller, Intelligent Transport Systems engineering, manager, or researcher. Postgraduate study opportunities You can continue your studies in the Doctoral Programme of the School of Engineering and specialise further in the fields covered in our programme. Doctoral students work in the research teams of our professors and engage in international PhD workshops and conferences, thus benefiting from the broad support of their peers and supervisors. [-]

Master of Science - Satellite Engineering

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Narvik

The master program in Satellite Engineering is applicable for students with interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art technology for space-related purposes. This type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for other extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will also find this program as relevant. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. Spacecraft has evolved into an invaluable tool for our society through applications within areas such as environmental, monitoring, metrology, communication and navigation. To exploit space to its fullest, spacecraft must be optimally designed, constructed and utilized, requiring the knowledge for several engineering fields. The master program in Satellite Engineering is applicable for students with interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art technology for space-related purposes. This type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for other extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will also find this program as relevant. The master program in Satellite Engineering at IVT-faculty, UiT Narvik Campus provides a unique education in Norway, where you as a student will learn about the most relevant technologies necessary for design, construction, and utilization of satellites as spaceborne platforms for various purposes. Through the two-year program, important theoretical preliminaries such as applied mathematics, communication, digital system and signal theory, real-time systems, microprocessor-technologies, navigation and automatic control are covered, as well as more specialized topics on rocket dynamics, spacecraft propulsion, guidance and control. Through a multidisciplinary program, students learn the relevant methods and skills in various technological fields, with a commonality through its application in space-related systems. The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from current and future national and international space projects, which UiT participates in, as well as ongoing internal research projects. Therefore, several projects has ended in results at a high international level, published in international scientific journals. The students have also been able to present their results for international audiences at scientific conferences and workshops. In the last few years, such projects have included: Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project (http://www.sseti.net/) initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Development of an Aerosol detector rocket payload for collection of ionized dust particles, under the ESPRIT project (http://spirit.ee.psu.edu/spiritiii/home.html) initiated by NASA. Ground station and electric power supply development in the Norwegian student satellite projects NCube 1 and NCube 2. Design, implementation and testing of all subsystems (ground station, power supply, data handling, control, communication and payload) in UiTs own spacecraft HiNCube (http://hincube.hin.no/). Mathematical modelling, synchronization and coordinated control of small spacecraft in formation, in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. Mathematical modelling, guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as European Space Agency, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM). UiT has also a policy for advocating international cooperation, and several students have over the last years performed (parts of) the master project at well-known universities abroad. Learning outcomes Knowledge: has advanced knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering and specialized insight in a limited area within the field of satellite engineering has thorough knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of satellite engineering can apply knowledge in communication, electronics, automatic control and systems engineering to areas within satellite engineering can analyze academic problems within satellite engineering on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field Skills: can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments can analyze existing theories, and interpretations in the field of satellite engineering and work independently on practical and theoretical problems can use relevant methods for research and scholarly work in an independent manner can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics can develop the cooperation skills to work in inter-disciplinary projects and to work in team General competence: can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems can apply the knowledge and skills within satellite engineering in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field of satellite engineering can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of satellite engineering, both with specialists and the general public can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes Admission requirements To be applicable for the master program in Satellite Engineering, you must have a bachelor in engineering, primarily within electronics or space technology, but it may also be within related fields such as automatic control, communications, power electronics or computer science. You must however have a sufficient background in electronics and communications. There is also a requirement of 30 points with preliminaries in mathematics/statistics, equivalent to the Norwegian courses Mathematics 1, 2, and 3, as well as Statistics. Teaching and assessment Teaching and Learning Methods The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from current and future national and international space projects, which UiT participates in, as well as ongoing internal research projects. In the last few years, such projects have included: Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project (http://www.sseti.net/) initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Development of an Aerosol detector rocket payload for collection of ionized dust particles, under the ESPRIT project initiated by NASA. Ground station and electric power supply development in the Norwegian student satellite projects NCube 1 and NCube 2. Design, implementation and testing of all subsystems (ground station, power supply, data handling, control, communication and payload) in UiTs own spacecraft HiNCube (http://www.hincube.com/). Mathematical modelling, synchronization and coordinated control of small spacecraft in formation, in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. Mathematical modelling, guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as ESA, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM). UiT has also a policy for advocating international cooperation, and several students have over the last years performed (parts of) the master project at well-known universities abroad. Form of assessment Through the two-year master program in Satellite Engineering, the students are evaluated in both theoretical knowledge and engineering skills. This evaluation is performed based on written or oral exams, in addition to written reports and presentation of project results. The program aims at being international and research-based, and the students will therefore acquire state-of-the-art technological competence, and be able to deliver research results on an international level. Exchange possibilities It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must be made in accordance with the program coordinator. Job prospectives Successfully qualified candidates can acquire jobs in a range of Norwegian businesses which contribute technical products and services within satellite technology. Companies such as Andøya Rocket Launch Centre (ARS), Tromsø Satellite station, Kongsberg Spacetec, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Nammo Raufoss and Norspace are among the interesting work places for our Masters candidates. Access to further studies After graduation from the master program in Satellite Engineering, the candidates may pursue PhD studies at UiT campus Narvik, in collaboration with i.e. the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim or other faculties at University of Tromsø within fields such as engineering cybernetics, communications or aeronautics. [-]

MSc in Aviation Safety

Emirates Aviation University
Campus Part time 18 - 48 months September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Masters in Aviation Safety and Aviation Security MASAS programme is designed for students who wish to further their knowledge and experience of aviation safety or aviation security or both together. [+]

MSc in Aviation Safety The Masters in Aviation Safety and Aviation Security MASAS programme is designed for students who wish to further their knowledge and experience of aviation safety or aviation security or both together. The areas of Aviation Safety or Aviation Security are closely related and the MSc Aviation Security / MSc Aviation Safety programmes contain five modules that are core to both and deal with common issues such as risk management, human factors, strategy, operations and planning. Fundamentally, however, safety relates to measures that are taken against the threat of an accident, while security refers to protection from threats motivated by hostility or malice. Each programme therefore contains three specialist modules that enable students to consider in depth the different areas of regulations and compliance, design, use of technologies and systems that are associated with these different perspectives. Further specialisation is achieved through the Project which is required to focus on a topic that is aligned with the specialist area. By completing five core and three specialised modules, plus a subject area Project, students may obtain an MSc in either Aviation Safety or Aviation Security. If they wish to obtain a second MSc in the alternate specialisation on top of the first award, learners may complete the three additional specialised modules plus a second Project in the other subject area. Why enrol on this programme? The MASAS programme is one of very few degree programmes in the world to address those needs. The awards provide graduates with knowledge of management, safety and security issues in aviation, and the ability to establish or administer safety or security programs in business, industry, or government. The programme offers the graduate student a professional capstone for any background in aviation. Accreditation The MSc in Aviation Safety is a dual award programme conferred by Emirates Aviation University and Coventry University, UK. The EAU award is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) in the UAE. Career prospects The exponential growth of the aviation sector requires a parallel growth in appropriate specialized qualifications that provides employers with an element of confidence in the ever changing and complex business environment. The MASAS programme comes as an ideal opportunity for applicants seeking growth or new opportunities in the field. A typical student may have a number of years' experience in his or her particular field of safety or security expertise (or may simply be seeking a career change towards those fields). The student may probably already be in a junior or middle management role (or seeking an upgrade). He or she may probably have an enthusiasm to implement safety or security management systems across departmental boundaries. On graduation the student will gain a Dual Award qualification from two internationally respected institutions. The graduate will be ready to shoulder a significant level of responsibility for defining and implementing the employer's safety or security policy. Upon the completion of the master’s programme, opportunities also exist to complete a PhD research degree at Emirates Aviation University awarded by Coventry University, UK. Course Outline The course consists of eight modules and a project/thesis. Core Modules Ref Module 1. Aviation Safety and Security Risk Management 2. Human Factors in Aviation 3. Air Transport Management and Strategy 4. Crisis Management and Emergency Planning 5. Airport and Airline Security Operations Safety Modules Ref. Module 6. Airworthiness 7. Accident Investigation and Incident Reporting 8. Aerodrome Safety and Air Navigation 9. Project/Thesis Mode of delivery The programme is delivered on a part-time basis, in five day blocks per module, held every two months. Modules span the weekend to facilitate minimum disruption for participants in full time employment. All classes are delivered at our new campus located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Duration Eighteen months, part time. [-]

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This specialist course has been developed to equip graduate engineers with the skills required of a highly demanding aerospace industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. This specialist course has been developed to equip graduate engineers with the skills required of a highly demanding aerospace industry. Taught modules are balanced with practical and challenging individual and group aerospace project work. You will learn about aircraft design aerodynamics, space mechanics, spacecraft design, propulsion systems and the role of flight simulation in aerospace at an advanced level. Practical projects typically include the design, build and testing of a scale aircraft, computational fluid dynamics and structural analysis modelling of a critical aerospace component and flight performance evaluation using a flight simulator. MSc Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Aims Although the course has a distinct specialist and technical flavour, the MSc also seeks to provide graduates with a raft of non-technical skills to enable them to realise their professional potential to its fullest. To this end, the course provides modules that cover topics in strategic management, enterprise, research and innovation, as well as exploring issues that are of special importance to the future of the aerospace industry, such as safety, security, and sustainability. Special Features Highly rated by students Mechanical Engineering at Brunel ranks highly in the Guardian league tables for UK universities, with a student satisfaction score of 86.4% in 2015. Postgraduate students can therefore expect to benefit from an experienced and supportive teaching base whilst having the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and high-profile research environment. Outstanding facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Strong links with industry We regularly consult aerospace engineering experts to keep our programmes up to date with industry needs. Read more about how we integrated industrial expertise into an MEng Aerospace Engineering module. Foundation course at Brunel The Intensive International Pre-Masters Course is a full-time 14-week course for international students who have marginally fallen below the postgraduate direct entry level and would like to progress onto a Master's degree course in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. It combines academic study, intensive English Language preparation, study skills and an orientation programme. Accreditation Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Modules are taught over eight months (from October to May) and are assessed by a balanced combination of examination and assignment. For the final four months (June to September), students will conduct an individual project and prepare a dissertation, allowing the opportunity to undertake original research relating to the aerospace engineering field. The group project is conducted throughout the year and is assessed by means of project logbooks, oral presentations and final project reports. Employability Aerospace engineering is currently one of the key areas where there is significant industry demand to recruit well qualified engineers. This demand exists especially in the UK, but also in other European countries. Brunel's MSc Aerospace Engineering course aims to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to fulfil this burgeoning industrial demand. Careers Roles within the aerospace industry might include working in a broad range of areas including strategic management, enterprise, research and innovation, specifically research in safety, security, and sustainability which are of special importance to the future of the aerospace industry. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to Physics and Mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc in Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

This Systems Engineering programme has been developed as a practice-based systems engineering (PBSE) suite of courses where the University presents the theoretical background and participating industry organisations, in which the students are employed, provide opportunities to apply the material on real projects. [+]

This Systems Engineering programme has been developed as a practice-based systems engineering (PBSE) suite of courses where the University presents the theoretical background and participating industry organisations, in which the students are employed, provide opportunities to apply the material on real projects. The systems engineering world, as seen through the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), is moving from document-centric approaches to model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Many international projects are using MBSE and tools are widely available today. MBSE requires a curriculum that prepares a new breed of systems engineers. To develop MBSE skills there is a need to shift the focus from systems engineering processes and management to include a technical component which addresses the “how to” (skill). This programme facilitates this shift. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught There are six modules that form part of the PBSE programme: Introduction to systems engineering (prerequisite for other modules). Requirements analysis Architecture Systems engineering management Modelling and simulation Implementation, integration, verification and validation. Other postgraduate courses can be substituted for some of these courses. The courses are also offered as stand-alone short courses through the Transnet Centre for Systems Engineering based in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at Wits Closing dates 31 May 2015 31 October 2015 [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Space Studies

University of North Dakota
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Grand Forks

The Department of Space Studies, founded in 1987, is one of the first interdisciplinary space programs in the world. Most universities offer degrees in space sciences and engineering, whereas the University of North Dakota (UND) Space Studies Master of Science degree combines space physical science, space life science, space engineering, space policy and law, space business and economics, and space history. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. The Department of Space Studies, founded in 1987, is one of the first interdisciplinary space programs in the world. Most universities offer degrees in space sciences and engineering, whereas the University of North Dakota (UND) Space Studies Master of Science degree combines space physical science, space life science, space engineering, space policy and law, space business and economics, and space history. Our facilities include lab space for the investigation of terrestrial rocks and meteorites, reduction and analysis of terrestrial remote sensing and planetary reflectance spectral data, research into life support technologies and human factors in space, and an astronomical observatory. Space Studies is also the home to the Human Spaceflight Lab and the Spacecraft Simulator Facility which features both a vertical and horizontal space simulator. Students enjoy hands-on experiences preparing them for exciting opportunities in the space industry. Our online program allows students to conveniently complete their degree while continuing their employment or other commitments. Students from almost every continent have found the online option a valuable step towards their career goals. We welcome you to explore our website to discover what awaits you in realizing your goal of achieving success in the space industry! Space Studies Program Features: Military friendly, instate tuition for Active Service, veterans, A.S. or Vet. dependants. Online and campus programs Thesis and non-thesis option NASA funded research opportunities Military-friendly University In-state tuition for active duty military and Veterans Transfer credit allowed for International Space University summer session Space Studies Online In addition to our conventional campus program, an online option is available for both thesis and non-thesis options. The Space Studies Master’s program has been offered via Internet-based distance learning techniques since 1996. This has benefitted aerospace professionals who cannot come to the UND campus for the conventional two-year on-campus program due to existing employment and/or family commitments. The fully-accredited program offered online is identical to the on-campus program and offers the same level of opportunities for discussion, advisement and research. As the campus and distance programs are basically one, it allows the students to switch seamlessly between campus and online, should they desire. This means one can start as a distance student and move to campus midway through the program, and vice versa. As a result, it is not indicated in the final transcript whether a student earned the credits via online or campus courses. Career Opportunities Do your homework. To get a job, one must know what is happening in the industry. It is a good idea to read magazines such as Space News and Aviation Week & Space Technology and learn which companies are getting new space contracts and pursue them. The Internet is a good source to learn the strong and weak points of each organization one would like to join. Set your goals, but be flexible. You may have your sights set on a specific career goal, but it’s wise to keep an open mind and realize that there are many potential career paths and many ways to reach that goal. Government contractors offer lucrative starting opportunities for a number of our graduates, but the growing private sector is also hiring graduates because of their knowledge concerning space program operations. In addition, new companies involved in satellite communications, remote sensing, and GPS offer ever increasing opportunities for employment. It’s who you know as much as what you know. The contacts you develop here will prove invaluable when seeking a job in the space industry. The student you meet today may be your inside connection in your workplace of choice tomorrow. And at UND, the relationships you will be able to develop with people in the industry will help you be even more competitive in your job search. The faculty can also be valuable contacts, as they frequently receive calls from organizations seeking our graduates for a position. The faculty have many connections with different areas of the space community, and are willing to assist graduates with their job search. D. Conly, 2003 Space Studies Graduate, Biomedical Flight Controller at NASA Johnson Space Center Stay in touch. Finally, important sources of employment information and job leads are fellow Space Studies graduates and current online students. Our 750+ alumni are working in space-related jobs and they know where the greatest needs are at any given moment. Students must seek out opportunities and be aggressive to obtain a job in the space field. Organizations that have hired our graduates include: ANSER Analytical Services Forces Earth Observation Sciences Futron Hughes Aircraft Jet Propulsion Laboratory Lockheed-Martin Microsoft NASA National Imaging and Mapping Agency National Missile Agency NOAA Space Commerce Canada U.S. Air Force and Army Space Commands U.S. General Accounting Office United Space Alliance [-]

Master of Science in Air Transport Management

Singapore Aviation Academy
Campus or Online Full time 3 years September 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science (MSc) in Air Transport Management (ATM) is designed to equip you with the skills needed to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry, including civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, air navigation service providers, airlines, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. [+]

Master of Science in Air Transport Management (Jointly organised with Cranfield University, UK) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The Master of Science (MSc) in Air Transport Management (ATM) is designed to equip you with the skills needed to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry, including civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, air navigation service providers, airlines, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. The MSc in ATM is a part-time programme developed specifically to meet the demands of busy executives for more flexible executive teaching in ATM. It combines compulsory air transport core modules with an increased focus on leadership and personal development, and builds on this with optional modules chosen to suit individual interests and career aspirations. KEY BENEFITS The programme will be taught by the largest academic group in the world specialising in ATM, which includes a unique blend of air transport economists, marketing specialists and aeronautical engineers with strong publication records and industry experience. The qualification attained is valued and respected by employers throughout the world, with proven record of graduate employment across airports, consultancies and associated industries. Talks and sharing sessions by aviation industry experts from Singapore will provide insights on topical ATM issues, leveraging Singapore's experience and best practices. Other learning elements include case studies and industry visits to key aviation facilities. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme is made up of core (compulsory) modules, optional modules, compulsory group project and an individual research project. Year 1: Core (Compulsory) Modules You are required to complete 6 modules which will be scheduled in pairs (each with a 3-day duration) back-to-back. These teaching sessions will be conducted at Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) and involve a Saturday teaching in each pair of modules. Year 2: Optional Modules and Compulsory Group Project You are required to complete at least 30 taught credits consisting of modules conducted at SAA and/or online modules. A compulsory group project is also required. Year 3: Individual Research Project The project is to be completed through online supervision and meetings with supervisor in Singapore. PROGRAMME DELIVERY The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face contact hours at SAA, online modules, case studies and interactive discussions. ASSESSMENT Learning is assessed by a combination of written and oral examinations, submitted coursework, and formal student presentations. CERTIFICATION Students who complete the 1st year will be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate. Students who complete the 1st and 2nd year will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma. Students who complete all 3 years will be awarded with a Master Degree. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) in any discipline; or recognised professional qualification with some relevant working experience - Students whose 1st language is not English must attain an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 [-]

M.S. in Safety Science

Embry Riddle University Aeronautical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Prescott

The Master of Science in Safety Science (MS-SS) degree program is designed to provide students with a practical course of study in aviation safety as well as occupational health and safety. [+]

MSc Degrees in Aviation. The Master of Science in Safety Science (MS-SS) degree program is designed to provide students with a practical course of study in aviation safety as well as occupational health and safety. The degree program produces safety professionals who are skilled in providing safety management expertise in a variety of industries. Graduates will be able to provide leadership, training, and guidance in safety implementation and compliance issues involving EPA, OSHA, DOD, FAA, DOE, NTSB and state health, and workplace standards, and will be prepared for service in aviation/aerospace, military, and numerous other industries. The MS-SS degree prepares graduates for professional safety positions in a variety of organizational settings, including aviation. Students will qualify for jobs such as aircraft accident investigator, aviation or general safety manager, operations safety coordinator, and safety designer. The degree offers the opportunity for students to explore both the theoretical and pragmatic discipline that occupational health and safety has become. Particularly in light of extensive interest by the private sector and by government entities, this degree offers occupational health and safety professionals the advanced education and credentials necessary to succeed in the practice of safety. The MS-SS is a 36 credit hour program of study composed of a General Core (15 credit hours), a Research Core (9 to 12 credit hours), and electives (9 to 12 credit hours). Elective coursework must be selected from the elective list below. All elective courses may not be offered every year. Check with an advisor for a schedule of course offerings. Preference will be given to applicants with an undergraduate background that includes college-level mathematics, social, behavioral and physical sciences, aviation, engineering or other related disciplines. [-]