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Aeronautics Courses

Aeronautics curriculum at Embry-Riddle is closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation/aerospace industry and to general education guidelines.

Dual Enrollment Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses areas such as Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, Engineering, and more!

This course includes high-level exposure to the foundation of collegiate-level coursework, history, careers, disciplines, and operations of the world’s aerospace industry. An introductory focus will be placed on aerospace physics (secondary education core curriculum components), engineering, management, operations, and maintenance. Upon completion of the single Carnegie Unit course (one academic year), students will be prepared for college-level course work in focused disciplines, and will also have an understanding of academic and career paths in aviation and aerospace.

Available: In Classroom Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 0

This course provides the student with a background in the major aspects of space flight. Topics covered include the history of space flight; propulsion theory; orbital mechanics fundamentals; space transportation operations; U.S. space policy; and present and future commercial, industrial, and military applications in space.

Available: In Classroom Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops the aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. Topics include; regulations, safety, pre-solo operations, cross-country planning, airspace, chart use, communications, weather, performance, weight and balance, aerodynamics and decision-making.

Available: In Classroom Only

Corequisite: ASCI 121L

Credit Hours: 5

 This course supports the aeronautical knowledge testing preparation required as part of the certification for the appropriate FAA certification or ratings. Students are introduced to airman’s knowledge testing (AKT) employed by the FAA and are also exposed to the electronic testing software and testing procedures.

Available: In Classroom Only

Corequisites: ASCI 121

Credit Hours: 1

An introductory course in aeronautical sciences that provides students an orientation in aviation topics appropriate to Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include the aviation profession, the science of flight, safety, security and human factors; aviation resources; the aviation environment; and meteorology.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and topics of flight physiology. The course will explore basic anatomical systems, physiological effects on the human body such as vision and hearing, atmospheric effects, physical stressors, and physiological challenges to flight operations, including disorientation, loss of situational awareness, hypoxia, decompression, impairment, and incapacitation.

Available: In Classroom Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the evolution of federal civil aviation regulations in the United States. Students will examine the past and present problems prompting regulation of the industry, the resultant safety, legislation, airport development, funding legislation and international aviation legislation.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and systems, emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth and applications of UAVs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UAVs with an emphasis on operations.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to general aeronautics. It includes the study of physical mathematics, weight and balance, government regulations regarding aircraft maintenance, common and special tools and measuring devices, fluid lines, hardware, aircraft servicing, and documentation.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to aircraft electrical systems. The study of the principles and concepts of basic DC and AC electrical theory, magnetism, batteries, generators, motors, voltage regulators, circuit protection, and electrical component installations are included in this course.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to airframe structures, appropriate applications, and repairs. The study of aircraft wood, dope, fabric, sheet metal, welding theory and methods of fabrication are included in this course.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to airframe systems and applications. The study of airframe systems such as aircraft electrical system, fuel systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, instrument systems, communication and navigation systems, ice and rain control systems, fire protection systems, and aircraft inspection are included in this course.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction into the characteristics of the reciprocating engine. Topics of study include theory, construction, propeller systems, fuel metering, lubrication, exhaust, engine installation and overhaul, and operational maintenance procedures.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction into aircraft propulsion systems and applications. Theory, principles of operation, and controls and systems for propellers and turbine engines are analyzed in this course.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a knowledge and facility in logic design, interfacing digital circuits, Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic circuits, circuit minimization techniques, flip-flop storage elements, shift registers, counting devices, sequential logic circuits, state machines and computer structure.

Available: Online Only

Corequisites: CESC 222

Credit Hours: 3

This course enables students to perform laboratory experiments in the measurement and verification of digital circuits, discrete and integrated logic circuit design analysis and measurements.

Available: Online Only

Corequisites: CESC 220

Credit Hours: 1

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of the engineering of aerospace systems. It is a project-based course, demonstrating how the engineering profession is a multi-disciplinary field. Students are involved in an array of conceptual exercises, simple design activities, and projects dealing with engineering in aerospace-related areas.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 142 or MATH 143 or qualifying score on the Math Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course in computer programming for scientists and engineers. This course introduces students to aspects of algorithm design and software development including specification of the problem, design of a solution, implementation of code, and testing. This course applies a problem-solving approach to developing algorithms. Algorithms are implemented and utilize the following topics: data types and related operations; looping; decision; input/output; functions; arrays; and files.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Prerequisites: ENGR 101 or ESCI 105

Credit Hours: 3

Students will use free-hand pencil sketching and CAD as tools for graphical communication of engineering designs. Topics include the standard form for design graphics and view layout, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, dimensioning, and tolerancing.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGR 101

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the topic of engineering and is appropriate for both those intending to major or specialize in engineering (or engineering sciences) and those with an interest in learning about the design process and other aspects of the engineering profession. Students will learn how to formulate, articulate, and solve problems, how to work on a conceptual design team, and how to present the results of engineering work in oral and written form. Students will also learn about the different disciplines of engineering and the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering design.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: MATH 142 or MATH 143 or qualifying score on the Math Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to provide the engineering student with the ability to analyze static equilibrium problems in a logical manner. It is designed to provide assistance to the student for preparation in all solid mechanics courses. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of principles employed in the solution of problems rather than reliance on a rote process of substitution in numerous formulas.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: PHYS 150 and ENGR 101 or ESCI 105

Credit Hours: 3

Topics covered in this course include concepts of stress and strain and their tensor properties. Elastic stress strain relations. Analysis of stress and deformation in members subject to axial, torsional, bending and combined loading, and column stability.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ESCI 201

Credit Hours: 3

Topics covered in this course are a vector treatment of the kinematics, kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Acceleration, work, energy, power, impulse, and momentum.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ESCI 201

Credit Hours: 3

Topics covered in this course are physical characteristics of the fluid state, fluid statics, kinematics of fluid motion, flow of an incompressible ideal fluid, the impulse-momentum principles, similitude and dimensional analysis, and fluid measurements.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ESCI 201 and PHYS 160

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to the basic health and safety concepts associated with industry and transportation. Included are a comprehensive health and safety overview, a historical study of the legislative development and enactment of appropriate statutes, regulations and laws, the definition of safety terms, and a discussion of the ethics and professionalism required by the health and safety profession. This course also provides an introduction to the hazard recognition and reporting, evaluation, and control concepts used in risk management, accident investigation, ergonomics, and accident prevention.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the process required for the investigation of accidents. Topics will include different methods of accident investigation, such as root cause analysis and Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), among others. Further topics will include filing appropriate accident reports and applications of corrective actions.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction and overview of the theories, concepts, applications and practices of the field of aerospace safety. This course is designed for the beginning aviation safety student and covers topics such as human factors, mechanical factors, accident investigation, safety programs and safety statistics.

Available: In Classroom Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3