Aviation Specialization

Professional Development Seminar: Professionalism in Aviation

A one week practical orientation and immersion in the preparation for entry into the aviation workforce including job search strategies, interviewing techniques, and syllabus writing.

This course explores the human factor in commercial aviation. It covers the history of man in flight and the evolution of his role as an operational unit of the aircraft. Students will learn about the basic physiological and psychological characteristics of humans.

This course covers the basic procedures of flight and ground operations in normal and emergency modes. Students will learn about how the infrastructure supporting aviation, such as airports, airlines, manufacturers and air navigation service providers plays a role in flight operations.

This course explores the fundamental principles of fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. It covers the basic physical principles of lift and drag forces. Students will also learn about the dominant types of airfoils in aviation and how they behave under specific conditions.

This course focuses on the parameters that affect aircraft performance and safety. It covers the basics of flight and fuel performance of modern aircrafts. Students will learn how the performance can be maximized with a minimum cost.

This course addresses automation systems used in modern airliners. It covers the basics of aircraft inertial navigation and auto guiding systems. Students will learn how automation is used in modern aviation and what are the limitations of its use.

This course focuses on aircraft engines and powerplants used today in aviation. It covers engine operations theory from an aerodynamics and thermodynamics perspectives and modern developments in aircraft powerplant engineering.

This course provides a well-rounded academic foundation of the basic rules and regulations that govern aviation today. It covers the historical background of how the current regulation framework came to be and the current situation today regarding aviation law and regulations.

This course covers the academic foundations of Meteorology applied to aviation operations. It explores the basics of weather forecast and weather phenomena as well as weather forecasting. Students will learn how Earth’s atmosphere can affect the safety of the flight.

This course addresses the procedures followed in flight planning. It covers the basics of route and fuel planning of flights, and the inflight management procedures. By the end of this course students will have a solid understanding of the procedures modern airlines follow when performing the route and fuel planning of a flight.

This course provides an overview of how modern aircraft manage to navigate their planned course reaching their intended destination. It covers the historical background of aircraft navigation and how this evolved to the modern automated navigation systems to this day.

To keep the curriculum simple and aid students with advancing in the curriculum given the start-up nature of the institution we have not added elective courses as options other than a course on Special Topics in Aviation (AVC 300). This course’s topical coverage will vary according to student interest and to address current issues that confront the industry that are not covered in the curriculum. As the institution develops and matures and more majors, potentially, are added in creating meaningful and manageable academic experiences, then elective courses will be considered.