• Learn flight operations with nationally recognized professors
  • Twyla Frazier was the crew scheduler during a three-hour simulation in the Aerospace NASA Flight Operations Lab
  • The newest DA40s in MTSU's fleet have automated flight control and synthetic vision technology
  • MTSU's 360-degree,
    wrap-around simulator
    provides an unequaled level of preparation for air traffic controllers

Aerospace, B.S.

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 carrier pilot
  • Air carrier safety manager
  • Air carrier station manager
  • Air freight/cargo agent
  • Air freight/cargo pilot
  • Air taxi or charter pilot
  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft maintenance manager
  • Aircraft maintenance quality control technician
  • Airport operations manager
  • Airport safety manager
  • Aviation maintenance technician
  • Corporate pilot
  • Corporate flight planner
  • Fixed base operations (FBO) manager
  • Flight dispatcher
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flight operations analyst
  • Flight safety officer
  • Military Pilot
  • Regional Airline Pilot
  • UAV Operator

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Abel Aviation and Air Ambulance Inc. – Fort Pierce, FL
  • Airborne Express  – Seattle, WA
  • AirTran Airways – Orlando, FL
  • American Airlines – Fort Worth, TX
  • American Eagle Airlines – Fort Worth, TX
  • Atlantic Coast Airline – Dulles, VA
  • Averitt Express, Inc. – Cookeville, TN
  • Boeing Company – St. Louis, Mo
  • Carpenter Avionics – Smyrna, TN
  • Cessna Aircraft Company – Wichita, KS
  • Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN
  • Colemill Enterprises, Inc. – Nashville, TN
  • Comdata Corporation – Brentwood, TN
  • Continental Express – Houston, TX
  • Corporate Air Fleet – Nashville, TN
  • Corporate Flight Management – Smyrna, TN
  • Delta Airlines – Atlanta, GA
  • Dulles International Airport – Chantilly, VA
  • Emery Worldwide – Redwood City, CA
  • Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. – McMinnville, OR
  • ExpressJet – Houston, TX
  • FAA Air Traffic Control – Bridgeport, WV
  • FAA-Flight Standards District Office – Washington, DC
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Washington, DC
  • Fedex Express – Memphis, TN
  • Florida Division of Aeronautics – Tallahassee, FL
  • FFV Aerotech – Nashville, TN
  • Gemini Air Cargo – Dulles, VA
  • Great Lakes Airlines – Cheyenne, WY
  • Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Atlanta, GA
  • Hawaiian Airlines – Honolulu, HI
  • Honda Aircraft Company – Greensboro, NC
  • Horizon Airlines – Seattle, WA
  • IBM – Armonk, NYInternational Flight Center – Miami, FL
  • Jet Solutions – Richardson, TX
  • Kalitta Flying Services – Morristown, TN
  • MetroJet – Hong Kong
  • Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Murfreesboro Municipal Airport – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville International Airport – Nashville, TN
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Nortel Networks Inc. – Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport – Owensboro, KY
  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – Panama City Beach, FL
  • Paragon Air Express Inc. – Nashville, TN
  • Petroleum Helicopters Inc. – Lafayette, LA
  • Piper Aircraft Inc. – Vero Beach, FL
  • Provincetown-Boston Airlines – Provincetown, MA
  • Raytheon – Waltham, MA
  • Republic Airways – Indianapolis, IN
  • Sky Night Aviation – Greeneville, TN
  • SkyWest Airlines – St. George, UT
  • Smyrna Airport Authority – Smyrna, TN
  • Sol Air – Metlakatla, AK
  • Southwest Airlines – Dallas, TX
  • Spirit Aerosystems – Wichita, KS
  • Steven Aviation – Greenville, SC
  • Teledyne Technologies – Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Tennessee Division of Aeronautics – Nashville, TN
  • Textron Aerostructures – Nashville, TN
  • Thai Airways – Los Angeles, CA
  • The University of Tennessee Space Institute – Tullahoma, TN
  • Trans World Airlines (American Airlines) – Fort Worth, TX
  • United Airlines – Chicago, IL
  • United Parcel Service – Atlanta, GA
  • United States Air Force
  • United States ArmyUnited States Coast Guard
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Marine CorpsUnited States Navy
  • US Airways – Tempe, AZ
  • Warren County Airport – Lebanon, OH
  • Zeller Aviation LLC – Indianapolis, IN

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

Aviation Management

This concentration offers preparation needed for graduates to fill management positions in the aviation industry. Airport, airline, and fixed base operations (FBO) careers, as well as consulting and intermodal transportation positions, are all possible for graduates in the Aviation Management concentration. Students will study key financial, marketing, technical, and business skills needed to successfully manage operations in the aviation industry The concentration requires 40 hours of Aerospace coursework. All students in this concentration must select a specific segment of the industry in which to focus. Students have the option of choosing from air traffic management, airline management, airport management, and transportation management for the focus area. A significant culminating experience (in the form of a capstone course or internship/co-op) is required appropriate to the selected area of focus.

Flight Dispatch Concentration

This concentration is designed to meet industry demands and leads to FAA Aircraft Dispatch certification. With a superior reputation, the program has graduates that dispatch for every regional and major airline. Students receive extensive training in dispatch operations with an emphasis on the importance of operational control between the dispatcher and pilot in command. The curriculum is approved under 14 CFR Part 65 and will ensure familiarity with federal aviation regulations, weather theory and application of weather products, aircraft performance, aircraft systems and limitations, the application of minimum equipment lists, and human factors considerations. The MTSU Flight Dispatch program integrates scenario-based training in the curriculum with a unique NASA-funded high-fidelity simulation lab that replicates a 121 regional airline operations center. The simulations provide real-world training and better prepare students to enter the complex and demanding field of flight dispatch. 

Maintenance Management Concentration

This concentration offers preparation for students wishing to enter the aircraft maintenance field as practicing airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians or as entry-level managers at aircraft repair stations or other types of operations involving aircraft maintenance or modification. Emphasis is placed on materials, including modern composites, and the proper repair and inspection of those materials Special inspection and maintenance requirements based on operational environments are examined. Airframes, powerplants, and aircraft systems are covered in detail. Completion of the curriculum leads to FAA certification. This curriculum is approved under 14 CFR Part 147.

Professional Pilot Concentration

This concentration addresses the area of flight operations and leads to pilot certification up to and including the instrument rating, the commercial pilot certificate, and the multi-engine rating. Students receive extensive experience in flight operations in all aspects of the flight environment including jet aircraft transition. Graduates must demonstrate proficiency in aircraft systems operation, determination of aircraft performance parameters, cross country navigation, communication with air traffic control, and airport operations. MTSU trains in state-of-the-art flight equipment with “glass” (computerized) flight decks, and an innovative, scenario-based curriculum has been developed in cooperation with the FAA. The MTSU Flight program is FAA approved under 14 CFR Part 141. This curriculum requires students to be trained to proficiency instead of simply acquiring minimum flight time. MTSU’s Professional Pilot curriculum has been recognized by the FAA so that graduates may receive credit up to 500 flight hours toward the Airline Transport Pilot certificate. The program has graduates that now fly for every major airline, at dozens of regional airlines, and for corporations and government agencies.

Technology Concentration

The Technology concentration is designed for students seeking preparation for 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. In addition to aerospace-specific coursework, the concentration’s curriculum requires the completion of minors in Mathematics and Engineering Technology, two semesters of computer programming and calculus-based physics, and the completion of a senior research project. Aerospace Technology students have access to an array of research resources to include wind tunnels, water tunnels, small unmanned aircraft, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software operating on workstation computers, and undergraduate grant funding provided by MTSU’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program. Motivated Aerospace Technology students with high academic ability are encouraged to choose a double major in either Professional Mathematics or Professional Physics.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations

This concentration provides in-depth instruction to prepare students for the exciting new commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) marketplace. Graduates will enter the industry in professions such as UAS operator, consultant, or program manager. UAS Operations builds upon courses in UAS, manned pilot training, and core aerospace principles, as well as an interdisciplinary education in engineering technology, computer science, and geographic information systems (GIS). The curriculum will enable students to safely and proficiently fly, program, build, and modify technologically sophisticated UAS. MTSU’s ground-breaking program conducts aeronautical and interdisciplinary research flight operations using cutting-edge equipment.

For complete curriculum details, for any of the above concentrations, click on the REQUIREMENTS  tab above.

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

Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative

Students who wish to pursue careers in Air Traffic Control (ATC) can take part in the ATC program while completing one of the six Aerospace concentrations listed above. The ATC program features four lecture/lab courses utilizing the department’s state-of- the-art simulation equipment, with training facilities for both radar and control tower functions. There are ten interconnected controller stations which simulate the enroute and airport approach/departure environment. The tower facility includes a 360-degree wraparound screen which simulates the visual cues a tower controller experiences. 

Graduate

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

Aviation Management Flight Dispatch Maintenance Management Technology


Aerospace, Aviation Management Concentration, B.S.

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

The Aviation Management concentration offers instruction for students who are interested in careers in the various aspects of aerospace management. Selected general education and minor courses are interwoven with aerospace courses to provide students with a foundation for such careers.

All students choosing a concentration in Aviation Management must select a specific segment of the industry in which to focus. Students have the option of choosing from air traffic control (ATC), airport management, airline management, or transportation management. A significant culminating experience (in the form of a capstone course or internship) is required appropriate to that specific area of focus.

Academic Map

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

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

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

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

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1710 (Math)
  • Choose one: CHEM 1010/1011, CHEM 1030/1031, CHEM 1110/1111, PHYS 2010/2011, or PHYS 2110/2111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (40 hours)

Aerospace Core (13 hours)

  • AERO 1010 - Introduction to Aerospace

    3 credit hours

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

  • AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight  3 credit hours  

    AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight

    3 credit hours

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

  • AERO 3020 - Aerospace Materials

    3 credit hours

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

  • AERO 3030 - Propulsion Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

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

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

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

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

Aviation Management Concentration (24 hours)

  • 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.

 

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

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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/TRNS elective 3 credit hours

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 Aviation Management. Individually directed course on a selected topic within the airline industry. Addresses specific airline industry issues and develops solutions to these issues in the global context within which airlines operate.

  • AERO 4170 - Airport Planning and Design

    3 credit hours

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

  • AERO 4660 - Air Traffic Control: En-Route Operations

    3 credit hours

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

  • 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.

Supporting Courses (18 hours)

  • 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.)

 

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication  3 credit hours  OR 

    BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

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

  • ENGL 3620 - Professional Writing

    3 credit hours

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

 

 

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

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

  • 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.

Minor (15-18 hours)

Electives (3-6 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

 

Curriculum: Aerospace, Aviation Management 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  3 credit hours  

    AERO 1020 - Theory of Flight

    3 credit hours

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

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

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

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

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

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

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

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

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

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

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

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  (Comm) 

    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.

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 credit hours

 

  • 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

    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.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours (different prefix from one selected below)
  • 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  (Hum/FA) 

    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

    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  AND 

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

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

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

 

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  AND 

    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

    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 or TRNS elective 3 credit  hours
  • 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.

  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication  3 credit hours  OR 

    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 Senior Capstone Lab  1 credit hour credit hours  

    AERO 4040 - Aerospace Senior Capstone Lab

    1 credit hour credit hours

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

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

  • 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.

  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • AERO 4050 - Aerospace Internship I  3 credit hours  OR 

    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 Aviation Management. Individually directed course on a selected topic within the airline industry. Addresses specific airline industry issues and develops solutions to these issues in the global context within which airlines operate.

  • AERO 4660 - Air Traffic Control: En-Route Operations

    3 credit hours

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

  • 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