• One-on-one instruction helps student pilots achieve proficiency
  • MTSU makes available a variety of planes for training
  • MTSU’s Pro Pilot curriculum is recognized by the FAA
  • The newest DA40s in MTSU's fleet have automated flight control and synthetic vision technology

Aerospace—Professional Pilot, B.S.

MTSU has a rich history of teaching students to fly, dating back to WWII when flight training took place right on campus. Today, graduates from the Professional Pilot program fly for every major US airline, at dozens of regional airlines, and for corporations and government agencies. To prepare for these opportunities, Pro Pilot students must complete flight operations coursework and achieve pilot certification up to and including the Commercial Multi-engine Certificate with an Instrument Rating. Students receive extensive experience in all aspects of the flight environment, culminating in a turbine aircraft transition course. Graduates must demonstrate proficiency in aircraft systems operation, determination of aircraft performance parameters, navigation, communication, and airport operations. MTSU trains in state-of-the-art aircraft with “glass” (computerized) flight decks and an innovative, scenario-based curriculum. This MTSU curriculum is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 141, and allows students to be trained to proficiency instead of requiring minimum flight times. MTSU’s Professional Pilot curriculum has been recognized by the FAA so that graduates may receive credit up to 500 flight hours toward the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

This program is approved for the Academic Common Market.

Pilot career combines two passions: flying and teaching

Pilot career combines two passions: flying and teaching

Byron Bivens can’t recall a time when he didn’t want to be a pilot. Growing up near Memphis, he remembers going to airshows with his dad and looking to his best friend’s uncle, a pilot with United Airlines, as a mentor. He started flight training in high school and with that head start, completed the Professional Pilot program in less than four years. Bivens began flying for Atlantic Southeast Airlines shortly after graduation and was there for eight years until he fulfilled his dream of joining United Airlines in February 2015. Now he is a crewmember on the Boeing 757/767 and flies both domestic and international operations. As Bivens’ career has developed, he’s discovered another passion—teaching! That interest influenced his decision to pursue a graduate degree in Aerospace Education. On his days off from United, Byron is a part-time CRJ simulator instructor at the MTSU Flight School and loves helping prepare students for industry work. “Our Pro Pilot V class is impressive, combining simulator training and interaction with industry professionals. We teach them what the airlines will,” says Bivens, describing the capstone course that concentrates on student readiness for an air carrier first officer position. With more than 8,000 flight hours and multiple certificates, Bivens is enthusiastic about MTSU and his career.

MTSU pilot program is among the best while being cost effective

MTSU pilot program is among the best while being cost effective

‘You can wake up in Murfreesboro, go to class, fly to another state for lunch, and be back for afternoon classes, all while completing your degree requirements,” says Trevor Coppenger. “That really drew me to aviation—the ability to travel so far in one day and still make it home for dinner!” Coppenger, who graduated in May 2016, says that he’d always dreamed of flying, but it was his cousin’s success at MTSU and beyond that really sold him. “I saw how much he loved his job and how successful he was after graduating from the Pro Pilot program,” Coppenger explains, adding that he loved the campus when he came for a tour during high school. He also was drawn to the cost effectiveness of MTSU, where the total degree cost is less than half what it is at some other university aviation programs. The enthusiastic pilot stayed at MTSU after graduation as a flight instructor and recruiter. He points out that MTSU’s program allows students to achieve their R-ATP in 500 fewer flight hours than the industry norm, reducing career preparation time by a year or more. Coppenger feels very qualified to enter his career field and is proud to have the accreditation and traditions of MTSU standing behind him.

Employers the world over recognize MTSU's Professional Pilot program under the Aerospace major as an elite program that produces the highest caliber graduates. Examples of career options include

  • Air carrier pilot (regional or major)
  • Air freight/cargo pilot
  • Air taxi or charter pilot
  • Corporate pilot
  • Instructor pilot
  • Military pilot

 Employers of MTSU Alumni include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Abel Aviation and Air Ambulance Inc. – Fort Pierce, FL
  • Airborne Express – Seattle, WA
  • AirTran Airways – Orlando, FL
  • American Airlines – Fort Worth, TX
  • American Eagle Airlines – Fort Worth, TX
  • Atlantic Coast Airline – Dulles, VA
  • Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN
  • Continental Express – Houston, TX
  • Corporate Air Fleet – Nashville, TN
  • Corporate Flight Management – Smyrna, TN
  • Delta Airlines – Atlanta, GA
  • Emery Worldwide – Redwood City, CA
  • Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. – McMinnville, OR
  • ExpressJet – Houston, TX
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Washington, DC
  • FedEx Express – Memphis, TN
  • Florida Division of Aeronautics – Tallahassee, FL
  • Gemini Air Cargo – Dulles, VA
  • Great Lakes Airlines – Cheyenne, WY
  • Hawaiian Airlines – Honolulu, HI
  • Horizon Airlines – Seattle, WA
  • Jet Solutions – Richardson, TX
  • Kalitta Flying Services – Morristown, TN
  • MetroJet – Hong Kong
  • Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Provincetown-Boston Airlines – Provincetown, MA
  • Republic Airways – Indianapolis, IN
  • Sky Night Aviation – Greeneville, TN
  • SkyWest Airlines – St. George, UT
  • Sol Air – Metlakatla, AK
  • Southwest Airlines – Dallas, TX
  • Tennessee Division of Aeronautics – Nashville, TN
  • Thai Airways – Los Angeles, CA
  • The University of Tennessee Space Institute – Tullahoma, TN
  • United Airlines – Chicago, IL
  • United Parcel Service – Atlanta, GA
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • US Airways – Tempe, AZ

An individual majoring in Aerospace can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in one of six possible concentrations: Aviation Management, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, Technology, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations. 

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.

A minor in Aerospace is available and may emphasize administrative or technical subject matter.

Graduate

MTSU’s Department of Aerospace offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Aeronautical Science. There are three possible concentrations: Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management.

Aerospace, Professional Pilot Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Tyler Babb, program coordinator
Tyler.Babb@mtsu.edu

 

The Professional Pilot concentration offers instruction for students who are interested in careers as commercial pilots. In addition to the requirements listed below, the Professional Pilot concentration requires completion of the Instrument Rating-Airplane, the Commercial Single-Engine Pilot Certificate, and the Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating, all at the MTSU Flight School and while enrolled in flight labs. Upon completion, MTSU has been authorized by the FAA to award 500 hours of flight time credit toward the R-ATP certificate.

Please see Additional Requirements section below academic requirements for details on flight training requirements for this program.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Aerospace, Professional Pilot, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1710 (Math)
  • CHEM 1010/1011 (Nat Sci)
  • PHYS 2010/2011 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (60 hours)

Aerospace Core (13 hours)

  • AERO 1010 - Introduction to Aerospace

    3 credit hours

    History of aerospace, opportunities in the field, fundamentals of flight, navigation, meteorology, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Open to all students desiring a general and practical knowledge of aviation.

  • AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight  3 credit hours  

    AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight

    3 credit hours

    Topics include basic aerodynamics with emphasis on lift, weight, thrust, and drag forces and moments acting upon an airplane in flight. A flight demonstration is required at student expense. The flight demonstration requires scheduled time at the airport campus for guided simulator and flight demonstrations. Fee required.

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010, AERO 1020, and MATH 1810 or MATH 1910. Explores materials used in aerospace applications throughout their development from the standpoint of their properties, economic impact, and future possibilities. The need for new materials to fill current requirements included. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 3030 - Propulsion Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Principles of operations, major components, and important features of typical propulsion systems used in aircraft and missiles, from reciprocating to reaction. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing. A departmental capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of academic experiences to ensure career readiness. Students participate in multi-disciplinary teams in the department's FOCUS Lab, during which they operate a simulated airline. Examines contemporary issues in the industry including global and domestic aviation, environmental concerns, technology advances, aviation safety and security, labor issues, ethical issues, and economic issues in a practical setting through the team decision-making processes required to operate the simulated airline. Meets three hours each week.

Professional Pilot Concentration (47 hours)

  • AERO 1230 - Aviation Laws and Regulations

    3 credit hours

    Those portions of Titles 14 and 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations concerning airman certification and aircraft operations.

  • AERO 2010 - Aviation Weather  3 credit hours  

    AERO 2010 - Aviation Weather

    3 credit hours

    Atmosphere, measurement of meteorological elements, and effects of these on air operations.

  • AERO 2230 - Professional Pilot I

    3 credit hours

    First of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot. Emphasis placed on acquisition of basic knowledge in the areas of aerodynamics, performance, systems, weather, Federal Aviation Regulations, and flight planning.

  • AERO 2201 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab I

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 2230  or simultaneous completion of AERO 2230. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Private Pilot Certificate; the first of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Private Pilot certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • AERO 3170 - Flight Safety  3 credit hours  

    AERO 3170 - Flight Safety

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 1020. Addresses safety issues inherent in flight operations, including human factors, maintenance and design factors, and weather implications. Examines numerous case studies involving aircraft accidents or incidents to assist students in identifying potential risks and hazards in flight environment.

  • AERO 3210 - Professional Pilot II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 2230 and AERO 2010. Second of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for completion of the Instrument Rating. Emphasis on acquisition of basic knowledge in the area of instrument flight.

  • AERO 3203 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab II

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 3210 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3210. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Instrument Rating; second of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Instrument Rating must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • AERO 3215 - Professional Pilot III

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Instrument Rating, AERO 3210, and AERO 3203. Third of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Pilot. Emphasis placed on the acquisition of advanced knowledge of aerodynamics, performance, systems for single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, and Federal Aviation Regulations.

  • AERO 3204 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab III

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3203 and AERO 3215 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate-Airplane Single-Engine Land; third of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Single-Engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • AERO 3240 - Professional Pilot IV

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3261 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3261. Fourth class in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an introduction to cabin class aircraft and flight in the multi-crew environment. Topics include advanced aircraft systems, flight management systems, crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and aviation safety. Reviews Part 14 CFR Part 61, 91, 119, 121, and 135 regulations. Includes the training requirements of 14 CFR 61.31 for high performance and pressurized aircraft. Examines flight in cabin class aircraft using the training format employed by the air carrier industry. Includes LOFT assessments with students working as crew and learning typical air carrier procedures in the department's BE-1900 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week and consists of lecture and laboratory. Fee required.

  • AERO 3261 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab IV  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 3261 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab IV

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Multi-engine Land Certificate; last of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Multi-engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Fee required. Requires a minimum of three training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3230 - Crew Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Augments the student's ability to understand the emotional and logical gaps in communication in the present-day aviation crew environment by developing a better understanding of the student's relational style and personality traits in himself/herself and others. Personality profile is optional and confidential.

  • AERO 3440 - Fundamentals of Aerodynamics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MATH 1810 or MATH 1910, PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111. Topics include the incompressible aerodynamics of powered flight to include theories of lift, drag and moments. Additional topics include stability and control, aircraft design, and compressible aerodynamics if time permits. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

  • AERO 4250 - Professional Pilot V

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3240. Capstone course in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an experiential view of the duties of a professional pilot. Topics include turbojet aircraft systems, advanced avionics and flight management systems, transport aircraft flight techniques (including operations in all flight regimes and in difficult operational conditions), and stall and upset recognition and recovery in transport category aircraft. Crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and professionalism developed. Turbofan aircraft training in the format employed by air carriers, including LOFT scenarios in the department's CRJ-200 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week; lecture and laboratory activities. Fee required.

  • AERO 4310 - Aerospace Vehicle Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Design, use, and function of typical hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems used on transport category aircraft. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 4440 - Aircraft Performance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3440. Topics include determination of airplane performance given basic aerodynamic, propulsion, structural, and atmospheric characteristics/conditions. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

 

Choose 4 credit hours from the following:

  • AERO 2220 - Navigation  3 credit hours  

    AERO 2220 - Navigation

    3 credit hours

    The principles of pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning.

  • AERO 3080 - Aviation Weather II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 2010. Advanced weather concepts, forecasting, and applications to flight dispatch problems. Spring only.

  • AERO 3202 - Cross-Country Flight Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 3202 - Cross-Country Flight Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight instruction leading to the completion of additional cross county flight time. Fee required.

  • AERO 3205 - Conventional Landing Gear Airplane Laboratory

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate. Flight and ground instruction leading to conventional landing gear operation endorsement. Course includes flight and ground instruction. Fee required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3206 - Advanced Conventional Landing Gear Flight Laboratory

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3205. Flight and ground instruction in a high-performance conventional landing gear aircraft leading to a log book endorsement in this type of aircraft. Fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3222 - High-Altitude Aircraft Operations Laboratory

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3240. Simulator and ground instruction in an aircraft simulator leading to a high-altitude log book endorsement. Fees required: NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3223 - High-Performance Aircraft Flight Laboratory

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3204. Flight and ground instruction in a high-performance aircraft leading to a log book endorsement in this type of aircraft. Fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3241 - Air Charter Flight Laboratory  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 3241 - Air Charter Flight Laboratory

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3203, AERO 3204, AERO 3223, AERO 3240; consent of instructor. Air charter operation. Students will be utilized as co-pilots during transportation of university personnel. NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3362 - Advanced Aerospace Engine Systems Maintenance and Repair

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1380 and AERO 3030. The operation of powerplant component systems; induction, exhaust, instrumentation, engine electrical, and propeller systems. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 3630 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010, AERO 1020, AERO 1230, AERO 2010, AERO 2220 or AERO 2230, and AERO 3510. Required corequisite: AERO 3631. Introduces students to the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control System and the procedures and policies used in the National Airspace System. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Fall only. For complete ATC policy go to mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

  • AERO 3631 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Required corequisite: AERO 3630. Focuses on the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control System; introduces the Air Traffic Control Tower, the Terminal Radar Approach Control, and En-Route systems. Students required to attend simulation labs which will give them hands on application of tasks and procedures used in the National Airspace System. Fee required. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Requires four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ACT policy to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

  • AERO 4201 - Flight Instructor-Airplane Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4201 - Flight Instructor-Airplane Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 4210, current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, and consent of instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Airplane Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Airplane Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 4202 - Flight Instructor-Instrument Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4202 - Flight Instructor-Instrument Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating, AERO 3210, and consent of the instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Instrument Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Instrument Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 4203 - Flight Instructor-Multi-Engine Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4203 - Flight Instructor-Multi-Engine Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument rating and consent of the instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Multiengine Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Multiengine Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 4210 - Flight Instructor Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating-Airplane. Ground instruction leading to the Certificated Flight Instructor - Airplane, Single Engine Land completed during the course. Fee required for exams.

Supporting Courses (15 hours)

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • ENGL 3620 - Professional Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Completion of English and literature General Education requirements; ENGL 1020 or ENGL 3605 with a B- or better. A specialized composition course for students planning to enter the professional workplace, including industry, science, and government. Collaborative practice in the discourse and conventions of professional and technical writing: employment packages, memoranda, instructions, proposals, and reports.

 

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

Choose 9 credit hours from the following:

  • COMM 3220 - Small Group Communication

    3 credit hours

    Exploration of theories of group dynamics through practical application. Study of verbal, nonverbal, leadership communication, and group decision making.

  • COMM 3340 - Interview Communication

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ORCO 3340.) Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A critical study of professional interviewing techniques for employment, recruiting, counseling, persuasion, and appraisal.

  • COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication

    3 credit hours

    Examines how perceptions, values, norms of behavior, and communication patterns vary among cultures. Content emphasizes increased understanding and problem-solving techniques when people from different cultures interact.

  • GS 2010 - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences

    3 credit hours

    Required of all Global Studies majors or minors and Human Geography majors. Establishes a broad-based foundation for understanding varying perspectives and values in a culture other than one's own. Differing global and international views on cultural and environmental issues past, present, and future. The student's cultural background will be used for comparative purposes.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics  3 credit hours  

    MGMT 3940 - Business Ethics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The impact of individual values and ethics on business operations, including management of the organization and marketing of goods and services. Topics include legal and ethical aspects of dealing with the environment, consumers, employees, and the general community.

  • MGMT 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ECON 4510.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. The decision-making processes in the industrial relations system and their impact upon the American economy. Particular emphasis on collective bargaining, contract administration, and impasse procedures both in the public and private sectors.

  • PHIL 3150 - Ethics  3 credit hours  

    PHIL 3150 - Ethics

    3 credit hours

    Examines major ethical theories, the moral nature of human beings, and the meaning of good and right and applies ethical theories to resolving moral problems in personal and professional lives.  

  • PSY 4380 - Group Dynamics  3 credit hours  

    PSY 4380 - Group Dynamics

    3 credit hours

    The functioning of groups. Includes development of group structure, group conflict, cohesion, social influence, leadership, group productivity, group decision making, and growth groups. Classroom activities are supplemented by group projects that may require some out of class meetings.

Electives (4 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

 

Curriculum: Aerospace, Professional Pilot

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • AERO 1010 - Introduction to Aerospace

    3 credit hours

    History of aerospace, opportunities in the field, fundamentals of flight, navigation, meteorology, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Open to all students desiring a general and practical knowledge of aviation.

  • AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight  3 credit hours  

    AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight

    3 credit hours

    Topics include basic aerodynamics with emphasis on lift, weight, thrust, and drag forces and moments acting upon an airplane in flight. A flight demonstration is required at student expense. The flight demonstration requires scheduled time at the airport campus for guided simulator and flight demonstrations. Fee required.

  • AERO 1230 - Aviation Laws and Regulations

    3 credit hours

    Those portions of Titles 14 and 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations concerning airman certification and aircraft operations.

  • AERO 2010 - Aviation Weather  3 credit hours  

    AERO 2010 - Aviation Weather

    3 credit hours

    Atmosphere, measurement of meteorological elements, and effects of these on air operations.

  • AERO 2230 - Professional Pilot I

    3 credit hours

    First of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot. Emphasis placed on acquisition of basic knowledge in the areas of aerodynamics, performance, systems, weather, Federal Aviation Regulations, and flight planning.

  • AERO 2201 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab I

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 2230  or simultaneous completion of AERO 2230. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Private Pilot Certificate; the first of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Private Pilot certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • AERO 3170 - Flight Safety  3 credit hours  

    AERO 3170 - Flight Safety

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 1020. Addresses safety issues inherent in flight operations, including human factors, maintenance and design factors, and weather implications. Examines numerous case studies involving aircraft accidents or incidents to assist students in identifying potential risks and hazards in flight environment.

  • AERO 3210 - Professional Pilot II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 2230 and AERO 2010. Second of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for completion of the Instrument Rating. Emphasis on acquisition of basic knowledge in the area of instrument flight.

  • AERO 3203 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab II

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 3210 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3210. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Instrument Rating; second of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Instrument Rating must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • AERO 3215 - Professional Pilot III

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Instrument Rating, AERO 3210, and AERO 3203. Third of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Pilot. Emphasis placed on the acquisition of advanced knowledge of aerodynamics, performance, systems for single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, and Federal Aviation Regulations.

  • AERO 3204 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab III

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3203 and AERO 3215 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate-Airplane Single-Engine Land; third of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Single-Engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  (Nat Sci)

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci)

    PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010, AERO 1020, and MATH 1810 or MATH 1910. Explores materials used in aerospace applications throughout their development from the standpoint of their properties, economic impact, and future possibilities. The need for new materials to fill current requirements included. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 3030 - Propulsion Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Principles of operations, major components, and important features of typical propulsion systems used in aircraft and missiles, from reciprocating to reaction. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 3230 - Crew Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Augments the student's ability to understand the emotional and logical gaps in communication in the present-day aviation crew environment by developing a better understanding of the student's relational style and personality traits in himself/herself and others. Personality profile is optional and confidential.

  • AERO 3240 - Professional Pilot IV

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3261 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3261. Fourth class in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an introduction to cabin class aircraft and flight in the multi-crew environment. Topics include advanced aircraft systems, flight management systems, crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and aviation safety. Reviews Part 14 CFR Part 61, 91, 119, 121, and 135 regulations. Includes the training requirements of 14 CFR 61.31 for high performance and pressurized aircraft. Examines flight in cabin class aircraft using the training format employed by the air carrier industry. Includes LOFT assessments with students working as crew and learning typical air carrier procedures in the department's BE-1900 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week and consists of lecture and laboratory. Fee required.

  • AERO 3261 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab IV  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 3261 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab IV

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Multi-engine Land Certificate; last of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Multi-engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Fee required. Requires a minimum of three training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

  • AERO 3440 - Fundamentals of Aerodynamics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MATH 1810 or MATH 1910, PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111. Topics include the incompressible aerodynamics of powered flight to include theories of lift, drag and moments. Additional topics include stability and control, aircraft design, and compressible aerodynamics if time permits. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • Supporting electives 9 credit hours
  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Senior

 

  • AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing. A departmental capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of academic experiences to ensure career readiness. Students participate in multi-disciplinary teams in the department's FOCUS Lab, during which they operate a simulated airline. Examines contemporary issues in the industry including global and domestic aviation, environmental concerns, technology advances, aviation safety and security, labor issues, ethical issues, and economic issues in a practical setting through the team decision-making processes required to operate the simulated airline. Meets three hours each week.

  • AERO 4250 - Professional Pilot V

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3240. Capstone course in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an experiential view of the duties of a professional pilot. Topics include turbojet aircraft systems, advanced avionics and flight management systems, transport aircraft flight techniques (including operations in all flight regimes and in difficult operational conditions), and stall and upset recognition and recovery in transport category aircraft. Crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and professionalism developed. Turbofan aircraft training in the format employed by air carriers, including LOFT scenarios in the department's CRJ-200 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week; lecture and laboratory activities. Fee required.

  • AERO 4310 - Aerospace Vehicle Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Design, use, and function of typical hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems used on transport category aircraft. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

  • AERO 4440 - Aircraft Performance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: AERO 3440. Topics include determination of airplane performance given basic aerodynamic, propulsion, structural, and atmospheric characteristics/conditions. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

 

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • ENGL 3620 - Professional Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Completion of English and literature General Education requirements; ENGL 1020 or ENGL 3605 with a B- or better. A specialized composition course for students planning to enter the professional workplace, including industry, science, and government. Collaborative practice in the discourse and conventions of professional and technical writing: employment packages, memoranda, instructions, proposals, and reports.

 

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Open elective(s) 4 credit hours
  • Aerospace electives* 4 credit hours

 * May be selected from AERO 2220, AERO 3080, AERO 3202AERO 3205, AERO 3206, AERO 3222, AERO 3223, AERO 3241, AERO 3362, AERO 3630, AERO 3631AERO 4201AERO 4202AERO 4203, or AERO 4210 .

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Additional Requirements

In addition to all academic requirements, this concentration requires students to obtain pilot certificates through flight training conducted at the MTSU Flight School. All required flight training must be conducted in a flight lab, in University-owned and maintained aircraft, and by flight instructors screened and trained for their positions by MTSU. All flight labs will be conducted from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport. Admission to the University does not guarantee enrollment in a flight lab. To enroll in a flight lab, students must submit a Flight Lab Request Form for each and every semester they wish to fly. The deadlines to submit Flight Lab Request Forms are as follows:

Fall semester-June 30
Spring semester-November 15
Summer session-April 15

Flight Lab Request Forms submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Enrollment in flight labs is limited and selection is made from eligible candidates who are best qualified based on cumulative GPA. Incoming freshmen typically do not receive a flight lab for their first semester. To become eligible for a flight lab, candidates must meet the following minimum standards:

  1. have a college cumulative grade point average of 2.50;
  2. have a current Second Class FAA medical certificate;
  3. must be in good standing within the department and University (if a transfer student, candidate cannot be on probation in any form);
  4. have no physical disability that would prohibit completion of the course requirements;
  5. have the full required amount of flight lab funds deposited in their flight account by the last day of the first week of classes;
  6. have completed all required prerequisite classes for the desired lab;
  7. for US citizens or permanent green card holders, present a valid current passport OR an original state-issued birth certificate AND a valid government-issued picture ID on the first day of class; for international students, receive approval from the Transportation Security Administration and the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) prior to the first day of class. 

Retention in the Professional Pilot concentration is based on maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better and making consistent and satisfactory progress in flight training. Violation of any MTSU safety practice or procedure or any FAA regulations will result in immediate termination from the flight program. Lab students are required to complete four syllabus events per seven-day week and will be held to a strict attendance policy. There are substantial lab fees for each flight lab. Flight fees will be paid directly to MTSU, and students must maintain a positive balance in their training account at all times. Lab fee information and a complete explanation of all requirements for flight labs can be found in the Additional Lab Information packet obtained through the MTSU Aerospace website, at the MTSU Flight School, or Aerospace Department main office.

Students admitted to the Professional Pilot program must receive all required flight training beyond the Private Pilot Certificate at the MTSU Flight School. Credit for flight time, including cross-country flight time obtained by the student after becoming a Private Pilot, is very limited and is determined by FAA and MTSU regulations. Transfer students who come to MTSU already holding the Instrument Rating may be admitted; however, they must complete the Commercial Single-Engine Certificate, the Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate, and the Flight Instructor Certificate at the MTSU Flight School. Such students are not eligible to receive a letter of authorization for a 500-hour reduction in flight time requirements for the R-ATP. Students entering MTSU who already hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate are not eligible for the Professional Pilot concentration.

NOTE: Students interested in military flying careers should contact their local Armed Forces recruiting officer or MTSU's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program representatives. Air Force ROTC program information can be obtained by calling (615) 963-5931. For information regarding the Army ROTC program, call (615) 898-2470. Please see Army ROTC for additional information.

Aerospace

AERO 1010 - Introduction to Aerospace
3 credit hours

History of aerospace, opportunities in the field, fundamentals of flight, navigation, meteorology, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Open to all students desiring a general and practical knowledge of aviation.

AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight
3 credit hours

Topics include basic aerodynamics with emphasis on lift, weight, thrust, and drag forces and moments acting upon an airplane in flight. A flight demonstration is required at student expense. The flight demonstration requires scheduled time at the airport campus for guided simulator and flight demonstrations. Fee required.

AERO 1230 - Aviation Laws and Regulations
3 credit hours

Those portions of Titles 14 and 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations concerning airman certification and aircraft operations.

AERO 1340 - Introduction to Aerospace Maintenance
3 credit hours

Organization and operation of aircraft maintenance activities. Federal regulations and aviation maintenance law. Maintenance management function in practical settings. Lecture course that meets 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 1380 - Aerospace Maintenance Shop Practices
3 credit hours

Use of common tools, measuring devices, and special aircraft tools. Shop layout for aircraft maintenance management. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours per semester.

AERO 1710 - Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems
3 credit hours

An overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including UAS history, technology, and applications. Introduces methods of UAS operation, challenges to UAS integration, and regulations/standards governing UAS operation.

AERO 2010 - Aviation Weather
3 credit hours

Atmosphere, measurement of meteorological elements, and effects of these on air operations.

AERO 2201 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab I
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 2230  or simultaneous completion of AERO 2230. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Private Pilot Certificate; the first of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Private Pilot certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

AERO 2220 - Navigation
3 credit hours

The principles of pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning.

AERO 2230 - Professional Pilot I
3 credit hours

First of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot. Emphasis placed on acquisition of basic knowledge in the areas of aerodynamics, performance, systems, weather, Federal Aviation Regulations, and flight planning.

AERO 2331 - Airframe Inspection
3 credit hours

Pre/corequisites: AERO 1340 and AERO 1380. Requirements, techniques, and procedures. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 2342 - Powerplant Inspection
3 credit hours

Pre/corequisites: AERO 1340 and AERO 1380. Requirements, techniques, and procedures. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 2371 - Aircraft Welding
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1380. Various types of aircraft welding techniques and procedures. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 2381 - Non-Metallic Structures: Dope, Fabric, and Finishing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1380. Aircraft fabric covering and finishing. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets 45 contact hours a semester.

 

AERO 2930 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job experiences related to academic major. Consult department. Pass/Fail.

AERO 2940 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job experiences related to academic major. Consult department. Pass/Fail.

AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1010, AERO 1020, and MATH 1810 or MATH 1910. Explores materials used in aerospace applications throughout their development from the standpoint of their properties, economic impact, and future possibilities. The need for new materials to fill current requirements included. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3030 - Propulsion Fundamentals
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Principles of operations, major components, and important features of typical propulsion systems used in aircraft and missiles, from reciprocating to reaction. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3050 - Women in Aviation
3 credit hours

Explores the many roles of women in this nontraditional field. Research on the history of women in aviation and their political and social impact on aviation, industry, and the country.

AERO 3080 - Aviation Weather II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 2010. Advanced weather concepts, forecasting, and applications to flight dispatch problems. Spring only.

AERO 3100 - Aerospace in Our Lives
3 credit hours

Open course for non-majors which allows exploration of the aerospace world in which we live. Credit not applicable to Aerospace major.

AERO 3170 - Flight Safety
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1020. Addresses safety issues inherent in flight operations, including human factors, maintenance and design factors, and weather implications. Examines numerous case studies involving aircraft accidents or incidents to assist students in identifying potential risks and hazards in flight environment.

AERO 3202 - Cross-Country Flight Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight instruction leading to the completion of additional cross county flight time. Fee required.

AERO 3203 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab II
2 credit hours

Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 3210 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3210. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Instrument Rating; second of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Instrument Rating must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

AERO 3204 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab III
2 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 3203 and AERO 3215 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate-Airplane Single-Engine Land; third of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Single-Engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Requires a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of five training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required.

AERO 3205 - Conventional Landing Gear Airplane Laboratory
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate. Flight and ground instruction leading to conventional landing gear operation endorsement. Course includes flight and ground instruction. Fee required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 3206 - Advanced Conventional Landing Gear Flight Laboratory
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: AERO 3205. Flight and ground instruction in a high-performance conventional landing gear aircraft leading to a log book endorsement in this type of aircraft. Fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 3210 - Professional Pilot II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate; AERO 2230 and AERO 2010. Second of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for completion of the Instrument Rating. Emphasis on acquisition of basic knowledge in the area of instrument flight.

AERO 3215 - Professional Pilot III
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Instrument Rating, AERO 3210, and AERO 3203. Third of five classes in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Pilot. Emphasis placed on the acquisition of advanced knowledge of aerodynamics, performance, systems for single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, and Federal Aviation Regulations.

AERO 3222 - High-Altitude Aircraft Operations Laboratory
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: AERO 3240. Simulator and ground instruction in an aircraft simulator leading to a high-altitude log book endorsement. Fees required: NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

AERO 3223 - High-Performance Aircraft Flight Laboratory
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: AERO 3204. Flight and ground instruction in a high-performance aircraft leading to a log book endorsement in this type of aircraft. Fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

AERO 3230 - Crew Resource Management
3 credit hours

Augments the student's ability to understand the emotional and logical gaps in communication in the present-day aviation crew environment by developing a better understanding of the student's relational style and personality traits in himself/herself and others. Personality profile is optional and confidential.

AERO 3240 - Professional Pilot IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3261 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3261. Fourth class in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an introduction to cabin class aircraft and flight in the multi-crew environment. Topics include advanced aircraft systems, flight management systems, crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and aviation safety. Reviews Part 14 CFR Part 61, 91, 119, 121, and 135 regulations. Includes the training requirements of 14 CFR 61.31 for high performance and pressurized aircraft. Examines flight in cabin class aircraft using the training format employed by the air carrier industry. Includes LOFT assessments with students working as crew and learning typical air carrier procedures in the department's BE-1900 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week and consists of lecture and laboratory. Fee required.

AERO 3241 - Air Charter Flight Laboratory
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisites: AERO 3203, AERO 3204, AERO 3223, AERO 3240; consent of instructor. Air charter operation. Students will be utilized as co-pilots during transportation of university personnel. NOTE: This is not an FAA-approved Part 141 course.

AERO 3261 - Professional Pilot Flight Lab IV
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisites: AERO 3204 and AERO 3215. Flight instruction leading to the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Multi-engine Land Certificate; last of four flight labs in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Commercial Pilot Multi-engine Land Certificate must be completed during this course. Fee required. Requires a minimum of three training sessions per week at the airport campus in the spring/fall semester and a minimum of four training sessions per week at the airport campus in the summer session. Fee required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 3301 - Sheet Metal Repair
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, and AERO 3020 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3020. Provides practical experience in the repair of sheet metal structures, including major repairs and alterations. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3322 - Aerospace Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1380 and AERO 3030. Completion of a major overhaul on an aircraft engine, including procedures and acceptable techniques used in engine disassembly, inspection, repair, reassembly, and operational testing. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3362 - Advanced Aerospace Engine Systems Maintenance and Repai
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1380 and AERO 3030. The operation of powerplant component systems; induction, exhaust, instrumentation, engine electrical, and propeller systems. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3371 - Aircraft Finishing and Non-Destructive Inspection
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1380,  AERO 3030, and AERO 3322. Fundamentals of non-destructive inspection techniques including dye penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, and ultrasonic inspection. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3392 - Reciprocating Engine Maintenance Repair
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340,  AERO 1380, and AERO 3322. Reciprocating engines including theory, construction, fuel metering, ignition, and operational maintenance procedures. Inspection and repair processes are applied to operating engine systems. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 3440 - Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MATH 1810 or MATH 1910, PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111. Topics include the incompressible aerodynamics of powered flight to include theories of lift, drag and moments. Additional topics include stability and control, aircraft design, and compressible aerodynamics if time permits. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

AERO 3510 - Instrument Flight Fundamentals for Non-Pilots
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 2230 or AERO 2220. (Not open to Professional Pilot majors or students who have completed AERO 3210.) Offers preparation for certification as a Flight Dispatcher  and the Air Traffic Control Candidates. Classroom and flight simulator instruction emphasizes advanced knowledge in the areas of aerodynamics, performance, systems, Federal Aviation Regulations. No fee required.

AERO 3630 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1010, AERO 1020, AERO 1230, AERO 2010, AERO 2220 or AERO 2230, and AERO 3510. Required corequisite: AERO 3631. Introduces students to the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control System and the procedures and policies used in the National Airspace System. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Fall only. For complete ATC policy go to mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 3631 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control Lab
1 credit hour credit

Required corequisite: AERO 3630. Focuses on the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control System; introduces the Air Traffic Control Tower, the Terminal Radar Approach Control, and En-Route systems. Students required to attend simulation labs which will give them hands on application of tasks and procedures used in the National Airspace System. Fee required. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Requires four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ACT policy to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 3640 - Air Traffic Control: Tower Operations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3630. Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 3630. Required corequisite: AERO 3641. Presents the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control Tower. Opportunity to learn the different positions, procedures, and regulations that apply to the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Spring only. For complete ATC policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 3641 - Air Traffic Control: Tower Operations Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 3631; corequisite: AERO 3640. Focuses on the multiple policies and procedures of Air Traffic Control Tower operations. Students required to attend simulation labs that provide hands-on application of tasks and procedures used in the National Airspace System. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Fee required. Four hours contact time required per week. Spring only. For complete ATC policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 3710 - Unmanned Aircraft
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1710 with minimum grade of C. Web-enhanced course introduces students to elements that comprise the unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Students will apply concepts acquired during online classroom sessions and construct different unmanned aircraft, train to operate using existing simulators, and conduct actual flight-testing during the lab section of this course. UAS data collection and analysis also incorporated. Final project will be the design, development, and construction of a Group 1 unmanned aircraft which will serve as the core unmanned vehicle used in subsequent UAS courses.

AERO 3720 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3710 with minimum grade of C. Web-enhanced course that introduces students to the elements of unmanned aircraft systems. Explores unmanned aircraft avionics, autopilot systems, first person video (FPV), on screen displays (OSD), communication systems, command and control (C2), ground control stations (GCS), flight control and mission planning software, and UAV launch and recovery systems. Students will apply concepts acquired during online classroom sessions to upgrade and modify unmanned aircraft constructed in AERO 3710, train to operate, and conduct actual flight-testing during the lab section of this course. UAS data collection and analysis will be incorporated throughout the course.

AERO 3730 - Unmanned Remote Sensing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3720 with minimum grade of C. Web-enhanced course that introduces students to long-range communication and data links, UAS sensors in use today, geospatial data collection, and still imaging mosaicking. Unmanned aircraft constructed in previous courses and tethered balloons will be used to lift sensor packages used for geospatial data collection and still imaging mosaicking applications. Students will construct a ground control station, modify and upgrade existing unmanned aircraft with payloads/sensors, train to operate sensors using existing simulators, and conduct flight-testing during the lab.

AERO 3970 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job experiences related to academic major. Consult department. Pass/Fail.

AERO 3980 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job experiences related to academic major. Consult department. Pass/Fail.

AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Senior standing. A departmental capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of academic experiences to ensure career readiness. Students participate in multi-disciplinary teams in the department's FOCUS Lab, during which they operate a simulated airline. Examines contemporary issues in the industry including global and domestic aviation, environmental concerns, technology advances, aviation safety and security, labor issues, ethical issues, and economic issues in a practical setting through the team decision-making processes required to operate the simulated airline. Meets three hours each week.

AERO 4050 - Aerospace Internship I
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of department chair. Student is employed by an acceptable airline, airport director, or aerospace industry for 300 hours of field work. Pass/Fail.

AERO 4060 - Aerospace Internship II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of department chair. A continuation of the internship program with a different employer and place of work or a significant job category change. Pass/Fail.

AERO 4071 - Problems in Aerospace
1 to 3 credit hours

Individual directed study in the field of aerospace.

AERO 4100 - Airline Management
3 credit hours

Airline operation and implementation of sound management practice.

AERO 4110 - Airport Management
3 credit hours

Airport operations and development of airport master plan. Fall only.

AERO 4130 - Aerospace Physiology
3 credit hours

Instruction, readings, and structured experiences to insure familiarity with the various physiological and health-related factors affecting a flyer's safety and performance.

AERO 4140 - Seminar in Airline Administration
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 4100 and senior standing. Capstone course for students selecting the airline management focus within Aviation Management. Individually directed course on a selected topic within the airline industry. Addresses specific airline industry issues and develops solutions to these issues in the global context within which airlines operate.

AERO 4150 - Fixed Base Operations Management
3 credit hours

The FBO operator and the essential role played in general aviation.

AERO 4170 - Airport Planning and Design
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department. Methods utilized in airport planning and design, including the consideration of the needs of stakeholders in the design process. Students will have opportunity to apply knowledge of airport management with the planning and design of a new airport in a major project. Students using this course as a capstone for the Airport Management focus within Aviation Management must also have AERO 4110.

AERO 4201 - Flight Instructor-Airplane Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisites: AERO 4210, current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, and consent of instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Airplane Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Airplane Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 4202 - Flight Instructor-Instrument Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisites: Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating, AERO 3210, and consent of the instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Instrument Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Instrument Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 4203 - Flight Instructor-Multi-Engine Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisites: Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument rating and consent of the instructor. Flight and ground instruction leading to the FAA Flight Instructor - Multiengine Certificate. Covers all topics of the Flight Instructor - Multiengine Practical Test Standards. Flight fees required. NOTE: This is not an FAA Part 141 course.

AERO 4210 - Flight Instructor Fundamentals
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating-Airplane. Ground instruction leading to the Certificated Flight Instructor - Airplane, Single Engine Land completed during the course. Fee required for exams.

AERO 4220 - Advanced Certified Flight Instructor Fundamentals
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. Ground and flight instruction leading to the instrument and multiengine instructor ratings. Flight training for this course is to be taken at the MTSU Flight School. The ratings must be completed during the course. Students should consult with the chief flight instructor for a scheduled flight slot. Fee required.

AERO 4250 - Professional Pilot V
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3240. Capstone course in the Professional Pilot concentration sequence. Provides students with an experiential view of the duties of a professional pilot. Topics include turbojet aircraft systems, advanced avionics and flight management systems, transport aircraft flight techniques (including operations in all flight regimes and in difficult operational conditions), and stall and upset recognition and recovery in transport category aircraft. Crew resource management, aeronautical decision making, and professionalism developed. Turbofan aircraft training in the format employed by air carriers, including LOFT scenarios in the department's CRJ-200 flight training device. Meets for six hours per week; lecture and laboratory activities. Fee required.

AERO 4301 - Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Structural Repair
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, and AERO 3020 or simultaneous completion of AERO 3020. Non-typical structures including bonded and plastic structures. Includes planning and organizing of major structural repair projects and rebuilding of severely damaged aircraft. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4310 - Aerospace Vehicle Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1010 and AERO 1020. Design, use, and function of typical hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems used on transport category aircraft. Lecture that meets for 45 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4311 - Aerospace Accessory Systems Maintenance and Repair
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 2331, AERO 2342, and ET 3610. Practical experience in the maintenance, inspection, and repair of aircraft systems and components. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours per semester.

AERO 4312 - Turbine Engine System
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, and AERO 3030. Advanced course in the maintenance of complex systems. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4332 - Reciprocating Engine Troubleshooting
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, AERO 2342, and AERO 3030. Provides practical experience in inspecting and troubleshooting problems with reciprocating engines and powerplant systems. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4340 - Maintenance Management Capstone
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Students must be in the last 18 hours of coursework before graduation. Students assigned a specific task directly related to the knowledge and skills gained during their progress through the Maintenance Management concentration. Students expected to complete assigned project with minimum guidance from the instructor. Pass/fail; passing grade required for graduation from the Maintenance Management program.

AERO 4342 - Turbine Engine Inspection and Troubleshooting
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, AERO 3030, and AERO 4312. Provides practical experience in turbine engine inspection to include hot section inspection, engine operation, and troubleshooting. Students must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4371 - Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Systems Overhaul
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, AERO 4310, and  ET 3610. Complete repair and overhaul of complex aerospace vehicle systems including hydraulics, electric, pneumatics, fuel, and oil. Shop layout and quality control procedures stressed. Student must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4381 - Advanced Aerospace Accessory Systems Maintenance and Re
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1340, AERO 1380, AERO 4310, and ET 3610. Repair and overhaul of complex accessory systems and subsystems. Practical experience in overhaul of air conditioning, pressurization, oxygen, electrical power generation and control, electrical motors, electrical system configuration and troubleshooting. Student must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory that meets for 90 contact hours a semester. Special fee applies for an electronics project.

AERO 4392 - Aerospace Turbine Engine Maintenance and Overhaul
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 4342. Field maintenance and repair of turbine engines and components. Includes limited overhaul procedures and techniques. Management procedures stressed. Student must provide basic tools and safety equipment. Lecture/laboratory meets for 90 contact hours a semester.

AERO 4400 - Space
3 credit hours

History of global space exploration and the successes and failures of manned and unmanned efforts in the race to the moon.

AERO 4440 - Aircraft Performance
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3440. Topics include determination of airplane performance given basic aerodynamic, propulsion, structural, and atmospheric characteristics/conditions. A flight test exercise is conducted at student expense. The flight test requires that the class meet at the airport campus for several weeks during the semester. Open class times before and/or after the class are recommended. Fee required.

AERO 4490 - Aerospace Science for Teachers
3 credit hours

An introduction to the total aviation and space effort.

AERO 4580 - Flight Dispatch and ATP Written Preparation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1230, AERO 3080, and AERO 3510. Must be 21 years of age before the Fall graduation date. First of two classes providing students with the knowledge required for certification as an aircraft dispatcher. Topics include dispatch resource management, aircraft systems and limitations, weight and balance, and aircraft performance. The FAA computerized aircraft dispatcher (ADX) exam must be passed during this course. Fall only.

AERO 4590 - Flight Dispatch
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 4580. Second of two classes providing students with the knowledge required for certification as an aircraft dispatcher. Explores factors necessary to prepare a flight plan such as weather analysis, enroute charts, dispatch release, and emergency/abnormal procedures. As this is the capstone course for the Flight Dispatch concentration, students must obtain the aircraft dispatch certification upon course completion.Spring only.

AERO 4650 - Air Traffic Control: TRACON Operations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 3640; corequisite: AERO 4651. Focuses on operations of the Air Traffic Control Terminal Radar Approach Control and procedures and policies that apply to the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic in the National Airspace System. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Fall only. For complete ATC program policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 4651 - Air Traffic Control: TRACON Operations Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 3641; corequisite: AERO 4650. Focuses on the many aspects of the Air Traffic Terminal Radar Approach Control System; radar and data side of the TRACON positions; and all procedures, regulations, and specific phraseology that apply to the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic. Designed to provide experience in real world simulation of the TRACON environment. Fee required. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ATC program policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.  

AERO 4660 - Air Traffic Control: En-Route Operations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 4650; required corequisite: AERO 4661. Focuses on the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control En-Route System. Radar and data sides of the En-Route positions addressed. Radar and Non-Radar procedures, regulations, and specific phraseology that apply to the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic presented. A final grade of B is required for continuation int he ATC program. Spring only. For complete ATC program policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 4661 - Air Traffic Control: En-Route Operations Lab
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Grade of B in AERO 4651; corequisite: AERO 4660. Focuses on the many aspects of the Air Traffic Control En-Route System. Radar and data side of the En-Route positions addressed. Students will have opportunity to demonstrate all procedures, regulations, and specific phraseology that apply to the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic. Students will be required to attend labs to provide hands-on application of task and procedures used in the En-Route environment. Fee required. A final grade of B is required for continuation in the ATC program. Four hours contact time required per week. Spring only. For complete ATC program policy go to www.mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 4710 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Track Capstone
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 3730 with a minimum grade of C. Capstone course in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations concentration. Actual UAS operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) conducted. Students required to successfully obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate prior to the end of the course.

AERO 4730 - Honors Seminar in Aviation Psychology
3 credit hours

Application and physiological testing and research techniques in aviation education, management, and technology.

Aviation Accreditation Board International Performance Information

MTSU's Bachelor of Science in Aerospace program with concentrations in Administration, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, and Technology has been accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International since 1992.  In the spirit of sharing information related to the program's performance with the public, the following data is provided.

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For additional information on flight training requirements, facilities, and aircraft fleet, as well as information on scholarships specific to Aerospace students, please visit the Aerospace Department.

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Wendy Beckman
Wendy.Beckman@mtsu.edu
615-898-2788

Amanda Custers
amanda.custers@mtsu.edu
615-898-2277 | DSB 120

Department of Aerospace
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 67
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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