Aviation Sciences Management

photo0355 This major develops the necessary skills for students to occupy managerial or administrative positions within the air transportation industry.

Mission

To develop aviation management professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to excel in the aviation industry.

Educational Objectives

  1. Professionalism: Exercise the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrate an understanding of the current ethical and professional issues related to the analysis and execution aspects of the Aviation Management field.
  2. Team Skills: Develop leadership skills, demonstrate proficiency in all forms of communication and perform well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment.
  3. Lifelong Learning: Commit to continuing education through graduate studies, continuous education opportunities, on the job training and/or self-education in the national and international aviation environment.

Specific Admission Requirements

Besides meeting the University’s general admission requirements set forth on the General Catalog, candidates to this major must:

  1. Be high school graduates or the equivalent, with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  2. Have obtained a minimum of 500 points in the Academic Achievement Tests (PATCH) in the Math and English sections of the College Board examination.
Any student who does not fulfill these specific requirements will be admitted conditionally to the major for one academic year.

Academic requirements

General Education Requirements 42 credits
Core Course Requirements 46 credits
Major Requirements 37 credits
Total 125 credits

Click on the following link to download the suggested course sequence and cost for each semester:

Aviation Science Management (152) – Course Sequence & Costs

Notes:

1. Total semesters based on the recommended course schedule. Semesters may be higher depending on the student’s course enrollment per semester.

AABInternational (AABI) Program Accreditation

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INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

Bayamon Campus

 School Name SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS
Program

B.S. in Airway Sciences – Aviation Sciences Management

Approval for Candidate Status: 11-21-16

January 2018 COMPLIANCE WITH AABI POLICY 3.4.2

AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program’s public website, a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

 (1) Objectives of each accredited program

The educational goals of the Aviation Sciences Management Program represent and describe the expected accomplishments of the graduates within three to ten years after graduation. The Educational Goals are as follows:

  1. Professionalism: Exercise the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrate an understanding of the current ethical and professional issues related to the analysis and execution aspects of the Aviation Management field.
  2. Team Skills: Develop leadership skills, demonstrate proficiency in all forms of communication and perform well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment.
  3. Life-long Learning: Commit to continuing education through graduate studies, continuous education opportunities, on the job training and/or self-education in the national and international aviation environment.
(2) Program assessment measures employed:

The process used to evaluate the level of achievement of the Aviation Sciences Management Program Educational Goals include the following techniques:

  1. Alumni resume: A list of alumni having graduated from three to ten years prior to the accreditation audit is compiled. A resume is requested from the alumni either by mail or on-line. The resume is checked with a carefully designed rubric to verify the student’s achievement of the EGs and how well their academic experience at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon campus prepared them to succeed in their chosen field of Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot).
  2. Employer Survey: A survey is mailed directly to the alumni employer. Employers are asked a series of questions addressing the preparation of our graduates to succeed in the field of Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot)
  3. School of Aeronautics Advisory Board is asked to use their experience and that of others within their organization, to rate Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot) graduates, co-ops, and interns against the Aircraft Systems Management (Professional Pilot) Program Objectives. The results are discussed at a meeting for understanding and to develop any required action by the Board and/or the faculty.
The Assessment Plan used the following tools:
  1. Exams (standardized/locally developed)
  2. Written Reports/essays
  3. Oral Presentation
  4. Performance (Stage) Checks
  5. Teamwork evaluation
Assessment Plan Data Collection Cycle The assessment plan consists of the following steps for Assessment Plan Data Collection Cycle:
  1. For each of the Student Learning Outcomes, specific Performance Criteria (PCs) are identified that our students should achieve before graduation.
  2. Using assessment tools to collect and evaluate data about our students it is determined whether they are achieving the PC, therefore, meeting the Student Learning Outcomes, and ultimately the EGs.
  3. If the outcomes are not being met, then corrective changes must be made and subjected to a new cycle in the assessment process.
Each of the Student Learning Outcomes is achieved by planning and monitoring the curricular content from certain key and contributing courses. Key courses are those courses chosen, by the faculty, to assess each Student Learning Outcomes based on the data collection cycle plan

A criterion for success has been set for each direct and indirect means tools of assessment as follows:

Assessment Tools Direct or Indirect Measure Level of Achievement
Exams Direct 70%
Written Reports/essays Direct 70%
Oral Presentation Direct 70%
Performance Checks Direct 70%
Teamwork Evaluation Direct 70%
External Examiner Indirect 70%
Information obtained through these assessment measures and report on actions taken as a result of this assessment:

Listed below is from our latest published Assessment Plans for the programs (right-click on link to upload the document):

Listed below is from our latest published Outcomes Assessment that includes: Learning Outcome, Data Collection and Analysis, Results of Evaluation, and Use of Evaluation Results (right-click on link to upload the document):

  1. 2013-2014 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  2. 2014-2015 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  3. 2015-2016 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  4. 2016-2017 Assessment Plan Layout Table
  5. 2017-2018 Assessment Plan Layout Table

Listed below is from our latest published Courses Assessment that summarizes the results of the various Pre/Post Assessments for the different aviation courses. Information excludes courses classified as practicums, flight laboratory or low student activity enrollment (contractual) course (right-click on link to upload the document):

  1. 2013-2014 Course Assessment
  2. 2014-2015 Course Assessment
  3. 2015-2016 Course Assessment
  4. 2016-2017 Course Assessment

(3) Graduation rates

In the last five years, we have produced the following Aviation Science Management graduates listed below:

Year 2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017
Graduates 21 23 20 28  15

(4) Rates and types of employment of graduate

Most of our Aviation Science Management graduates enroll in the AWSC 4913 Practicum in Air Agencies Operations course, before they graduate. Here, they integrate knowledge and skills acquired through experience in any work area for a period of four months. The companies that sponsor these students are located at the San Juan International Airport. These businesses include airlines, airport administration, and other airport support establishments that subsequently, usually, hire our graduates. These organizations hire our graduates because they have witnessed the level of professionalism that these students have shown during the practice.