Aviation Management (AM)
The mission of the Aviation Management Program is to support the missions of the Department of Aviation Technology, the College of Technology and Purdue University in serving the citizens of the State of Indiana, the nation, and the world, through learning, discovery, and engagement activities that extend aviation technology education, aviation technology discovery efforts and technology transfer, and implementation (application) of emerging technology for the global aviation industry. Student learning is advanced by discovery and engagement activities that enhance economic and social development with emphasis on airline, airport and air traffic control management.
Aviation Management Program Educational Objectives
Effectively apply technical knowledge, problem-solving techniques, and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of aviation management.
Be active and effective participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth, and increasing professional responsibility.
Effectively communicate ideas to technical and non-technical people.
Work effectively in teams.
Work within the accepted standards of professionalism.
The Aviation Management Graduate:
Is an aviation professional with:
- An understanding of aviation as an integrated transportation system,
- An understanding of aviation as an integrated transportation system.
Has developed and demonstrated:
- The ability to think clearly and analytically.
- Effective skills in communication, leadership and organization.
Is prepared to compete in a number of occupational areas within the aviation industry including:
- Airline management.
- Airport management.
- Air traffic control.
- Global aviation systems
- Fundamentals of powerplant systems
- Aircraft gas turbine engine technology
- Aircraft maintenance technician
- Director of aviation maintenance
- Logistics engineer
- Production machinist
- Technical assistant
- Hangar of the Future
- Technology innovations
- Safety systems
- Economic development
- Aviation fuels
- Radio frequency identification
Included in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program are a number of courses approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as satisfying the requirements of a aviation maintenance technician school. Upon completion of these courses, the student is eligible to take the comprehensive written, oral, and practical examinations for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificates. These certificates are recognized throughout the aviation industry as evidence that the holder has acquired a high level of technical knowledge and skill. In addition, the certificates are required for those having the need to perform aircraft maintenance.
All aeronautical engineering technology students complete a globalization requirement, either by studying abroad, completing an internship outside the United States, or taking one of several identified classes. You may also participate in an approved international research project that includes at least seven days of international travel. The requirement also can be met by proving foreign language competence or at least 15 days of international travel or residence since your 12th birthday.
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The BS in AET program at West Lafayette is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commissions of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; (410) 347-7700.