Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Aviation Student Learning Outcomes

Aeronautical Science (Professional Pilot) Major

Students who graduate with a major in aeronautical science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, and understanding certification;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of aircraft design, performance, operating characteristics, and maintenance;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of aviation operations in terms of aviation safety and human factors;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of national and international aviation law, regulations, and labor issues;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of design and operations of airports, airspace, and the air traffic control system;
  6. Demonstrate understanding of meteorology and environmental issues;
  7. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  8. Analyze and interpret data;
  9. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  10. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  11. Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;
  12. Engage in and recognize lifelong learning;
  13. Assess contemporary issues;
  14. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  15. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  16. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  17. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues;
  18. Meet FAA commercial pilot standards, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and demonstrate the ability to operate in a crew environment;
  19. Demonstrate knowledge and application of aerodynamic principles.

Aviation Management Major

Students who graduate with a major in aviation management will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, and understanding of certification;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of aircraft design, performance, operating characteristics, and maintenance;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of aviation operations in terms of aviation safety and human factors;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of national and international aviation law, regulations, and labor issues;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of design and operations of airports, airspace, and the air traffic control system;
  6. Demonstrate understanding of meteorology and environmental issues;
  7. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  8. Analyze and interpret data;
  9. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  10. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  11. Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills;
  12. Engage in and recognize the need for lifelong learning;
  13. Assess contemporary issues;
  14. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  15. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  16. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  17. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues;
  18. Communicate the principles necessary to integrate as an employee at a fixed base operations company, an airline, and an airport;
  19. Apply classroom concepts to the aviation industry through an internship.

Assessment Information

 
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