Aviation Major

Requirements - 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

Provides a well-rounded academic foundation in aviation and flight. It begins with a history of aviation followed by a study of the basic scientific principles of flight including aviation weather. Students next learn about the infrastructure supporting aviation, such as airports, airlines, manufactures and air navigation services providers and explore careers in each field. The course concludes with an exploration of flight operations and aircraft maintenance. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3

Covers the fundamental aspects of the management of airlines and airports as well as the development of air law including international and national regulatory functions, rights and liabilities of aviators and operators. It also provides a study of international conventions, agreements, and associations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization, International Air Transport Association, and Airports Council International focusing on an examination of the global aviation priorities. Prerequisites: AVIA100. Credits: 3

Students master the fundamental knowledge of flying, and the planning and conducting VFR cross-country flights. Students will be introduced to the recognition and assessment of significant information and effective decision-making in flight operations including weather, regulations, and human factors as well as learn about basic aerodynamics and aircraft propulsion. Prerequisites: AVIA100. Credits: 3

Students explore human related processes as affected by flight and develop insights in addressing them and learn to apply these insights to assessing and improving the performance of flight crews, air traffic controllers, and other operations personnel. Furthermore, they develop an appreciation of the importance of aviation system safety and security focusing on operational and regulatory practices. Prerequisites: AVIA210, AVIA220. Credits: 3

Analyzes the economic and administrative factors involved in air transport operations both from an airline as well as airport perspectives. An emphasis is placed on ground operations systems, marketing, demand analysis, pricing, route structure, fleet planning and financing. Prerequisites: AVIA210, AVIA220. Credits: 3

This culminating experience in aviation exposes students to problems and situations that will be intellectually stimulating, require the application of their knowledge, values, skills, and technical competence to current problems in the aviation industry acquired throughout the program. Can be taken either as a seminar course or internship. Prerequisites: Completion of all major requirements or permission by program director. Credits: 3

Electives - Select 2 courses / 6 credits (12 ECTS)

Introduces students to theoretical and practical aspects of human behavior and management in the workplace. The course focuses on understanding and attaining competencies necessary for effective performance at the organizational, group, and individual levels within the firm. Topics include motivation, organizational structure, job design, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, power relationships, and organizational change. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS305. Credits: 3
Provides a study for understanding the process of managing both personal and organizational knowledge, exploring the fundamentals of knowledge management (KM) using theoretical perspectives and real-life cases of successful organizations. The course curriculum lies in the multidisciplinary nature of KM and interplays different perspectives which view KM either as corporate strategy, a dimension of human resources management, tool for organizational effectiveness or an application for actual use. Course topics include, but are not limited to, knowledge management models, organizational ambidexterity, knowledge sharing and communities of practice (CoP), and absorptive capacity. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, BUS305. Credits: 3
The course provides an overview of UASs structure and functionality. It includes a description of the different designs of UAS and the purposes of each of them. Students will be able to understand the difference between a toy UAS (drone) and a commercialized one, and to analyze the main functions of a UAS: detecting water masses, disease detection, soil management, irrigation and drainage management, rhino protection, land surveying and many more. The students also get to know the limitations of UAS, its legislation framework (nationally and internationally), the technical capabilities of the UAS and the type of equipment it can carry. Prerequisites: MATH150, PH100. Credits: 3
Introduces Human-Computer Interaction, the philosophy of designing user interfaces, available design techniques and methodologies, various interaction styles, available design guidelines and user interface management systems. Usability and accessibility of user interfaces is then examined and several usability evaluation methods are analyzed. Prerequisites: IT100, IT150, IT320. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the distinct thought and application of services marketing. Focuses on issues of service design, service quality, service recovery and the special characteristics of services offerings and clients. Enables students to develop academic understanding, and technical skills in marketing service offerings. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS320, MK330. Credits: 3
Provides students with a thorough understanding of Risk Management as a systematic, iterative approach which includes risk planning, identification, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, response planning, and monitoring & control. Topics covered in this course are techniques in identifying risks (brainstorming, reviewing historical data, affinity diagrams, and expert interviews), quantitative and qualitative risk analysis (Monte Carlo simulations, decision tree analyses, probability/impact matrices, expected value), and the crafting and execution of risk response strategies and techniques. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS395. Credits: 3

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