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Aerospace

Growing out of WWII pilot training on campus, MTSU's Aerospace department has become one of the nation's largest and most respected collegiate aviation programs. Whether you want to learn to fly the planes or to keep them safe both in the air and on the ground, there's no better place for your career to approach take off.

This program is approved for the Academic Common Market.

Bring order to the skies!

Bring order to the skies!

MTSU's Aerospace Department has one of the largest university Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) programs in the country. This program allows graduates to be recommended to the FAA for the final segment of Air Traffic Controller Training and hiring. (Any MTSU Aerospace student can enter the program.)

Raiders in the air

Raiders in the air

For some students, the sky's not the limit so much as it's the destination. The MTSU Flying Raiders was formed to compete in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) competitions. In 1993, participation in the team was opened up to the whole University to get more than just aerospace competitors. As a result, one doesn't need an Aerospace major to join the Flying Raiders. (The current membership includes Physics and Engineering majors.)

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

  • Air traffic controller
  • Airfield safety manager
  • Airport manager
  • Avionics technician
  • Baggage handler
  • Commercial pilot
  • Commercial airline flight planner
  • Crew chief
  • Flight dispatcher
  • Flight safety officer
  • Flight software engineer
  • Mechanic
  • Quality control technician
  • Research pilot

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • American Airlines
  • Averitt Air
  • CSX Transportation
  • Corporate Flight Management [aircraft charter company]
  • Delta Airlines
  • Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)
  • Federal Express
  • Hanson Professional Services
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
  • Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Larry Williams & Associates [aviation consultants]
  • United Parcel Service
  • U.S. Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy)

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

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

For graduate students, the Department of Aerospace offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Aviation Administration. There are three possible concentrations: Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management.

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.

Admission Requirements

Program Educational Objectives

General Program Outcomes
Student Achievement
Career Opportunities

Administration Flight Dispatch Maintenance Management Professional Pilot Technology


Aerospace, Administration Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Gerald Hill, program coordinator
Gerald.Hill@mtsu.edu

The Administration concentration offers instruction designed for students who are interested in careers in the various aspects of aerospace administration and management. Selected General Education and minor courses are interwoven with aerospace courses to provide students with a foundation for such careers. This concentration requires the completion of

  1. 40 semester hours in aerospace courses as listed below;
  2. a minor as recommended by the faculty advisor and approved by the department chair and dean;
  3. a focus area as detailed below;
  4. other specific required courses as listed below.

All students choosing a concentration in Aerospace Administration must select a specific segment of the industry in which to focus. Students have the option of choosing from air traffic management (CTI), airport management, airline management, and transportation management. A significant culminating experience (in the form of a capstone course or internship/coop) is required appropriate to that specific area of focus. Students must choose a capstone elective.

Aerospace Core Requirement (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  AERO 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

Capstone Course (3 hours)

  • 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 4140 - Seminar in Airline Administration

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 4100 and senior standing. Capstone course for students selecting the airline management focus within Aerospace Administration. 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 4170 - Airport Planning and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department; students using this course as a capstone for the Airport Management focus within Aerospace Administration must also have AERO 4110. 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.

  • 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-CTI program. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.  

  • TRNS 4640 - Topics in Transportation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TRNS 3630 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Capstone course for students selecting the transportation management focus within Aerospace Administration. Individually directed course on a selected topic in transportation. Topics include regional, domestic, or global factors impacting the transportation industry. Covers the elements of a transportation system, historical development, legislation, and significant trends.

Curriculum: Aerospace, Administration Concentration

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  AERO 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.

  • 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  

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. 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.

  • 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.

 

  • TRNS 1610 - Introduction to Transportation

    3 credit hours

    Transportation development, identification, and evaluation of the elements of the transportation system including historical, legislative, and trend analysis. Fall only.

  • TRNS 2620 - Transportation Freight Systems

    3 credit hours

    An overview of cargo systems and transportation freight rates. Includes an analysis of transportation issues and the relationship between the shipper, the modes of transportation, and the consumer. Spring only.

  • 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  

    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: 30 Hours

Sophomore

  • 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 2220 - Navigation  3 credit hours  OR

    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.

  • 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  (Hum/FA)

    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.

  • 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  

    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.

Select 4 hours Natural Science from:

  • 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.

 

  • CHEM 1030 - Chemistry for Consumers

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: CHEM 1031. Language, development, structure, and role of chemistry as it relates to the knowledge and activities of the educated person. Examples will be taken from medicine and human health, environmental pollution, energy and its costs, etc. Understanding of the relationship between chemistry and society will be enhanced using special subtopics: lectures, demonstrations, and inquiry-based laboratory work drawing from the expertise of the individual instructor. For nonscience majors. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. (Does not count toward any major or minor.)

 

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. 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

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. 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.

 

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture.

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Junior

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials  AERO credit hours  

    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.

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • 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.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • 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.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

  • AERO 4100 - Airline Management  3 credit hours  

    AERO 4100 - Airline Management

    3 credit hours

    Airline operation and implementation of sound management practice.

  • AERO 4110 - Airport Management  3 credit hours  OR

    AERO 4110 - Airport Management

    3 credit hours

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

  • AERO 4170 - Airport Planning and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department; students using this course as a capstone for the Airport Management focus within Aerospace Administration must also have AERO 4110. 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.

  • TRNS 3630 - Transportation Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: TRNS 1610 or TRNS 2620 or permission of instructor. An overview of the structure and management of a logistics distribution system. Distribution logistics as a function area and as a strategic element of the total transportation system. Fall only.

  • 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 4140 - Seminar in Airline Administration

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 4100 and senior standing. Capstone course for students selecting the airline management focus within Aerospace Administration. 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 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-CTI program. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.  

  • TRNS 4640 - Topics in Transportation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TRNS 3630 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Capstone course for students selecting the transportation management focus within Aerospace Administration. Individually directed course on a selected topic in transportation. Topics include regional, domestic, or global factors impacting the transportation industry. Covers the elements of a transportation system, historical development, legislation, and significant trends.

Subtotal: 28 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

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

Aerospace, Administration, B.S., Academic Map  


Aerospace, Flight Dispatch Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Andrea Georgiou, program coordinator
A.Georgiou@mtsu.edu

The Flight Dispatch concentration offers instruction designed to meet the aviation industry's needs by preparing professional, corporate, and airline flight dispatchers. Selected General Education and minor courses are interwoven with required aerospace courses to provide students with a foundation for careers in this area. FAA Flight Dispatch certification will be awarded upon completion of the program. Following are the Flight Dispatch requirements: 

  1. complete 44 hours of aerospace courses as listed below;
  2. adhere to the requirements for these 14 CFR, Part 65 dispatch core courses: AERO 1230, AERO 2220 or AERO 2230, AERO 2010, AERO 3080,  AERO 3210 or AERO 3510, AERO 3630/AERO 3631, AERO 4580, and AERO 4590;
    • online courses will not satisfy these requirements,
    • obtain at least a grade of 70 percent,
    • miss no more than 10 percent of the contact hours for each course,
    • make up all missed class time before the end of the semester,
    • must retake a course if more than 10 percent is missed and/or obtain less than a 70 percent.
  3. a minor of 18 semester hours to be approved by major advisor.
  4. other specific required courses as listed below, including FAA Flight Dispatcher Knowledge Test; must be 21 years of age before the Fall graduation date in order to enroll in AERO 4580.

Aerospace Core Requirement (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  AERO 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

Curriculum: Aerospace, Flight Dispatch Concentration

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  AERO 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.

  • 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  

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. 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.

 

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation  3 credit hours  OR

    CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

  • GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography  3 credit hours  (Soc/Beh Sci)

    GEOG 2000 - Introduction to Regional Geography

    3 credit hours

    Required for all Global Studies and Cultural Geography majors and Cultural Geography minors. Examines world regions using the geographical perspective, identifying the main physical and cultural features, especially through the use of maps.

  • PSY 1410 - General Psychology  3 credit hours  (Soc/Beh Sci)

    PSY 1410 - General Psychology

    3 credit hours

    Prescribed prerequisite: READ 1000. Introductory survey course. Includes biological foundations, perception, principles of learning, intelligence, motivation, emotion, human development, personality, social psychology, behavior disorders, and psychotherapy.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

  • 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.

  • 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 2220 - Navigation  3 credit hours  OR

    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.

 

  • 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  (Hum/FA)

    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.

 

  • 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  

    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.

  • 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.

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. 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. 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.

  • 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.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Junior

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials  AERO credit hours  

    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 3080 - Aviation Weather II

    3 credit hours

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

  • 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 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 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 3210 or 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-CTI program. Fall only. For complete ATC-CTI 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-CTI program. Requires four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ACT-CTI policy to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

  • GEOL 4050 - Meteorology  3 credit hours  

    GEOL 4050 - Meteorology

    3 credit hours

    A general, non-mathematical introduction to the atmosphere. Emphasis on main elements such as temperature, precipitation, clouds, and humidity. In-depth analysis of storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes and human alteration of the atmosphere such as the ozone hole. Weather forecasting and climate change.

 

  • 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.

  • 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  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

  • AERO 4580 - Flight Dispatch and ATP Written Preparation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: AERO 1230, AERO 3080, AERO 3210 or AERO 3510, and AERO 3630/AERO 3631. 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  

    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.

 

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

  • MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

  • MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation

    3 credit hours

    (Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

  • 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.

 

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

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

Aerospace, Flight Dispatch, B.S., Academic Map  


Aerospace, Maintenance Management Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Bill Allen, program coordinator
Bill.Allen@mtsu.edu

The Maintenance Management concentration offers instruction designed for students who are interested in careers as skilled technicians or managers in aircraft manufacturing, aircraft repair, engine overhaul, or space vehicle maintenance. The fundamental skills needed in aerospace vehicle repair and maintenance are stressed together with management skills for such careers. MTSU is an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 147 maintenance technician school for airframe and powerplant mechanics. This concentration requires the completion of

  1. 76 hours of aerospace courses;
  2. other specific required courses;
  3. FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification prior to graduation.

A minor is not required.

Aerospace Core Requirement (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  AERO 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

Curriculum: Aerospace, Maintenance Management

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  AERO 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 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.

  • 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.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

  • 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  

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. 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.

  • 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.

Subtotal: 36 Hours

Sophomore

  • 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  

    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 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 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.

  • ET 3610 - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or MATH 1730. Orientation to direct current, alternating current, magnetism, filters, and semiconductor devices. Rectifier-filters and basic transistor amplifiers are also examined as representative electronic circuits. Use of meters, oscilloscopes, and other test instruments are stressed in the laboratory. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

 

  • 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  (Hum/FA)

    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. 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. 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.

  • 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  

    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: 35 Hours

Junior

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials  AERO credit hours  

    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 3301 - Sheet Metal Repair  3 credit hours  

    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 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 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 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.

  • 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  

    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: 30 Hours

Senior

  • 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 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 4040 - Aerospace Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

  • 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 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 Repair

    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.

 

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    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.

 

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

  • MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation

    3 credit hours

    (Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

  • 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.

  • ENTR 4920 - Small Business Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

 

  • 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.

  • ET 3910 - Introduction to Operations Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A foundation course in manufacturing and service operations management. Problem-solving applications emphasized.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

NOTE:

Additional aerospace maintenance courses are required if FAA certification is sought. Students enrolled in the Airframe and Powerplant Technician’s Program are required to pass a comprehensive qualification examination prior to receiving authorization to take the FAA examination or prior to receiving a Certificate of Completion from MTSU.

Total hours in program: 133

Academic Map

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

Aerospace, Maintenance Management, B.S., Academic Map  


Aerospace, Professional Pilot Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Paul Craig, program coordinator
Paul.Craig@mtsu.edu

 

The Professional Pilot concentration offers instruction for students who are interested in careers as commercial pilots. The Professional Pilot concentration requires the completion of

  1. 60 semester hours in aerospace courses as listed below;
  2. other specific required courses as listed below;
  3. 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.

Aerospace Core Requirement (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  AERO 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

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  AERO 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  

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. 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.

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 a 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.

 

  • 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. 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. 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 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.

  • 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  

    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: 32 Hours

Senior

  • 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 4040 - Aerospace Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  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
  • 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  

    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: 26 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

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

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

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 will be conducted in a flight lab, in University-owned and maintained aircraft, and by a select group of 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-July 15
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. 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 money deposited in their flight account by the last day of the first week of classes;
  6. show proof of American citizenship by presenting a valid current passport or original birth certificate AND a current valid driver's license;
  7. have completed all required prerequisite classes for the desired lab.

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 three 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. 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, Technology Concentration, B.S.

Department of Aerospace 
615-898-2788
Nate Callender, program coordinator
Nate.Callender@mtsu.edu

The Technology concentration is designed for students interested in technical careers in aerospace and as preparation for those who seek more advanced study at the graduate level. Students will receive a strong background in mathematics, the sciences, engineering technology, and the more technical courses in aerospace. This concentration requires the completion of

  1. 31 semester hours of aerospace courses;
  2. minors in Mathematics and Engineering Technology;
  3. two semesters of computer programming and two semesters of calculus-based physics;
  4. other specific required courses.

Aerospace Core Requirement (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  AERO 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  AERO credit hours  

    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 Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

Curriculum: Aerospace, Technology Concentration

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  AERO 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.

  • 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.

  • ENGR 1100 - Engineering Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1730. Introduces various engineering fields. Emphasis on problem-solving techniques and the use of mathematics in analyzing technical problems. Topics such as graphical representation of data, estimation, dimensions, units, error estimates, statistics, and team work addressed. Engineering ethics and impact of engineering solutions on society and the environment.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 1840.

  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1910 - Calculus I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better or Math ACT of 26 or better or Calculus placement test score of 73 or better. An introduction to calculus with an emphasis on analysis of functions, multidisciplinary applications of calculus, and theoretical understanding of differentiation and integration. Topics include the definition of the derivative, differentiation techniques, and applications of the derivative. Calculus topics related to trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions also included. Course concludes with the fundamental theorem of calculus; the definition of antidifferentiation and the definite integral; basic applications of integrations; and introductory techniques of integration. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1920 - Calculus II  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1920 - Calculus II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910. A topics course providing a wide view of different techniques and applications of calculus in the plane. Techniques of integration and applications of integration fully developed. Power series and Taylor series included. Emphasis on multidisciplinary applications includes Taylor series approximation; applications of integration to physics, biology, and business; and geometric and power series applications. Graphing calculator required.

 

  • 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  

    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: 32 Hours

Sophomore

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials  AERO credit hours  

    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.

  • 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.

  • MATH 2010 - Elements of Linear Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910. Vectors and vector spaces, matrices and systems of linear equations, geometry of vector spaces and linear transformations in a vector space.

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    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  (Hum/FA) OR

    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.

  • ET 3810 - Engineering Thermodynamics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 1100; PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111; MATH 1910. Basic concepts of engineering thermodynamics, properties and thermodynamic states, work, heat, first law, second law, entropy, ideal gases, and analysis of conventional power and refrigeration systems.

  • ENGR 2110 - Statics  3 credit hours  OR

    ENGR 2110 - Statics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 1100 and MATH 1910. Corequisite: PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2111. Mechatronics Engineering majors must complete PHYS 2111. Fundamental concepts and conditions of static equilibrium; their application to systems of forces and couples acting on rigid bodies; and the calculation of centers of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia.

  • ET 3830 - Statics  3 credit hours  

    ET 3830 - Statics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 1100 and the following courses which may be taken concurrently: MATH 1910 and PHYS 2010 / PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2110 / PHYS 2111. Fundamental concepts and conditions of static equilibrium; their application to systems of forces and couples acting on rigid bodies; and the calculation of centers of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia.  

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  (Nat Sci)

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture.

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions.

  • PHYS 2120 - Calculus-Based Physics II

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PHYS 2111; MATH 1920 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Required corequisite: PHYS 2121. A lecture course that supplements the discussion in PHYS 2121. Topics include a microscopic view of electrical force and field, polarization, electric circuits, magnetic force and field, electric potential, symmetries of fields, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic radiation, optics, and wave phenomena. One and one-half hours lecture.

  • PHYS 2121 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: PHYS 2111; MATH 1920 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Required corequisite: PHYS 2120. A laboratory-based course to accompany PHYS 2120. Includes discussions, group problem solving, and hands-on activities. Two three-hour sessions.

  • 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  

    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: 32 Hours

Junior

  • 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 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 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.

  • CSCI 1170 - Computer Science I  4 credit hours  

    CSCI 1170 - Computer Science I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Sufficient background in algebra and trigonometry. The first of a two-semester sequence using a high-level language; language constructs and simple data structures such as arrays and strings. Emphasis on problem solving using the language and principles of structured software development. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

  • ENGR 2120 - Dynamics  3 credit hours  OR

    ENGR 2120 - Dynamics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 2110 and MATH 1920. Kinematics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motions. Kinetics of particles, Newton's second law, energy and momentum methods. Systems of particles, Kinematics and plane motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy and momentum methods. Introduction to mechanical vibrations.

  • ET 3840 - Dynamics  3 credit hours  

    ET 3840 - Dynamics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3830. Rectilinear curvilinear, and rotary motion of rigid objects both with and without consideration of the unbalanced force causing the motion. Application of the principles of work, energy, impulse, and momentum to the solution of engineering problems.

  • MATH 3120 - Differential Equations I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1920. The solution and application of ordinary differential equations with emphasis on first order equations, second order linear equations, Laplace Transform method, systems of differential equations, and numerical methods.

  • MATH 3110 - Calculus III  4 credit hours  

    MATH 3110 - Calculus III

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1920. Adjusts calculus techniques developed in the plane (Calculus I and II) to make them applicable in three-dimensional space. Introductory study of the nature of three-dimensional space and definition of the algebraic calculations in three-dimensional space. Differential and integral calculus definitions and techniques revised to appropriately transfer into this new space. Topics include multivariate functions, partial differentiation, partial integration, multiple integration, and multidisciplinary applications.

  • ENGR 3590 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGR 2120. The kinematics and dynamics of machinery and its applications to mechatronic systems. Analysis of motion translation/rotation in machinery, energy of machine mechanisms. Involves projects, seminars, and workshops regarding graphical, analytical, and numerical techniques for dynamic analysis and synthesis of machines. Combined lecture and laboratory.

  • ET 4830 - Vibration  3 credit hours  

    ET 4830 - Vibration

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3840. Provides a broad-based background in vibration analysis and introduces present practices. Topics include free, damped, and forced vibrations with one degree of freedom; vibration isolation; free vibration with two degrees of freedom; and introduction to matrix formulation. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

Subtotal: 29Hours

Senior

  • AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar  AERO credit hours  (1 credit hour required)

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Seminar

    1 or 3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  Meets three hours each week.

  • AERO 4071 - Problems in Aerospace  1 to 3 credit hours  (3 credit hours required)

    AERO 4071 - Problems in Aerospace

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Individual directed study in the field of aerospace.

  • AERO 4170 - Airport Planning and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department; students using this course as a capstone for the Airport Management focus within Aerospace Administration must also have AERO 4110. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CSCI 2170 - Computer Science II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CSCI 1170 or equivalent. A continuation of CSCI 1170. Topics include introductory object-oriented programming techniques, software engineering principles, records, recursion, pointers, stacks and queues, linked lists, trees, and sorting and searching. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.

  • ENGR 3550 - Fluid Dynamic and Power

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 2120 and MATH 3110. Continuum, velocity field, fluid statics, manometers, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flow in channels and around submerged bodies, one-dimensional gas dynamics, turbo-machinery. Applications in hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidics discussed. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4850 - Fluid Power  3 credit hours  

    ET 4850 - Fluid Power

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 1100, ET 3810. Systems and the basic components that make up these systems, including hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidic. Emphasis on understanding the language and graphic symbols associated with fluid power, the performance characteristics of system components, and problem solving. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ENGR 3560 - Mechanics of Materials

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGR 1210, ENGR 2110, and MATH 3120. Plane stress, plane strain, and stress-strain laws. Application of stress and deformation analysis to members subjected to centric, torsional, flexural, and combined loading. Introduces theories of failure, buckling, and energy methods.

  • ET 3860 - Strength of Materials

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGR 2110. The mechanics of materials emphasizing the analysis and design of statically determinate beams, columns, and structural members in torsion and application of the three moment equations to statically indeterminate beams.

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

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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

Prerequisite: Should be taken with AERO 1340. 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 four 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

Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight instruction leading to the completion of additional cross county flight time.Instrument. 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 a 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 four 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: AERO 3210 and AERO 3203. Third of four 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 3225 - High-Altitude Aircraft Operations
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: Department head or chief pilot approval. A specialized flight-related course for certifying pilots for the ground portion of high-altitude flight in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

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 3250 - Aviation Flight Simulation
3 credit hours

Instruction in the use of the flight simulator and development of proficiency to fly under instrument conditions.

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, 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-CTI program. Fall only. For complete ATC-CTI policy go to http://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-CTI program. Requires four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ACT-CTI 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-CTI program. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI 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-CTI program. Fee required. Four hours contact time required per week. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI policy go to http://mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

AERO 3710 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1710. An overview of the different aircraft and the various systems utilized in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms currently being operated. Systems overview includes launch and recovery, ground stations, command and control, autopilots, telemetry, communications, robotics, power plants, and design concepts.

AERO 3720 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: AERO 1710. An overview of the regulatory requirements associated with the operation of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Overview includes Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), National Airspace System (NAS) requirements, Certificates of Authorization (COA) requirements, as well as industry requirements.

AERO 3730 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems III
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: AERO 1710 , AERO 3710 , and AERO 3720. An overview of the business requirements associated with the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Overview includes Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) practical applications, National Airspace System (NAS) utilization, Certificate of Authorization (COA) approvals, and business plan development for a profitable, viable UAS company.

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 Seminar
1 or 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Senior standing or final semester of aerospace program. A capstone course involving analysis, synthesis, and integration of relevant academic experiences. Required of all aerospace students prior to graduation.  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 Aerospace Administration. 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 4160 - Aviation Law
3 credit hours

Legal responsibility in the aviation industry.

AERO 4170 - Airport Planning and Design
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department; students using this course as a capstone for the Airport Management focus within Aerospace Administration must also have AERO 4110. 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.

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. At least one FAA Ground Instructor Certificate must be completed during the course. Fee required for ground instructor 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 4230 - Advanced Air Navigation
3 credit hours

Advanced navigation equipment and operation procedures, including international, transoceanic, and polar routes, inertial navigation, GPS, and flight dispatch communications.

AERO 4240 - Aircraft Systems Management
3 credit hours

Instruction and requirements pertaining to the activities of a flight engineer.

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, AERO 3210 or AERO 3510, and AERO 3630/AERO 3631. 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-CTI program. Fall only. For complete ATC-CTI 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-CTI program. Four hours contact time required per week. Fall only. For complete ATC-CTI 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-CTI program. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI 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-CTI program. Four hours contact time required per week. Spring only. For complete ATC-CTI policy go to http://www.mtsu.edu/aerospace/cti.php.

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

Prerequisites: AERO 1710, AERO 2201, AERO 2230, AERO 3710, AERO 3720, and AERO 3730. Capstone course in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. Actual UAS operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) conducted.

AERO 4730 - Honors Seminar in Aviation Psychology
3 credit hours

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