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Aerospace Management

Professional Flight- Multi-engine Land (100 MEL hours)

Aerospace Technology

Minor in Aviation (Flight)

Minor in Aerospace Management

Degree Concentrations

  • B.S. in Aviation, Aerospace Management concentration
  • B.S. in Aviation, Professional Flight Multi Engine Land (100 MEL hours) concentration 
  • B.S. in Aviation, Aerospace Technology concentration
  • Minor in Aviation (Flight)
  • Minor in Aerospace Management
     

Who Would be Interested in Aviation?

Students who will excel in this field :

  • Are interested in aerospace technologies, flight careers as professional pilots, and aviation management
  • Are strong problem solvers
  • Like math and science

Why Aviation?

Degree Benefits

The differentiating elements of EKU's world-class aviation program are:

  • All FAA commercial pilot ratings included
  • All FAA instructor pilot ratings included
  • One hundred hours of multi-engine hours included
  • All EKU aircraft re-configured and updated into a standard instrument configuration for continuity of flight instruction

Learn from the Best

  • Outstanding faculty, with members active in the field with extensive service to the profession.
  • Faculty members have more than 100 years of combined experience in both military and civil aviation, in rotary wing, turbo prop, and turbo jet aircraft, and as military and civil flight instructors.
  • Aviation professors currently serve as members of the Kentucky Aviation Association (KAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
  • EKU Aviation works closely with the National Air & Space Education Institute (NASEI). NASEI brings aviation education into the state's high schools, thus serving as a springboard into EKU's Professional Flight Degree. NASEI graduates will earn nine university credits while still in high school as part of an EKU/NASEI articulation agreement.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Students may select Aviation upon applying to the university.
  • Additionally, in order to avoid developmental coursework in math, students should have a minimum of 22 on the Math subsection of the ACT exam

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

Graduates of the Professional Flight degree are employed at (among others) or prepared for jobs with:

  • All major airlines
  • All regional airlines
  • Many foreign airlines
  • Aviation Charter companies
  • All five US military services with aviation elements
  • Corporate flying jobs with companies owning their own airplane

Aerospace Management students prepare for careers with hands-on training in operations, scheduling and dispatch for management professionals at:

  • Airports
  • Airlines
  • Corporate Aviation
  • Government agencies such as the FAA, NASA, and NTSB

Management graduates work in:

  • Aviation Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Safety and Security at local, national and international levels

Management students also have the opportunity to receive certification as an AAAE Certified Member (AAAECM) through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

How Do I Get More Information?

www.aviation.eku.edu
fly@eku.edu
859-622-1014
307A Whalin
Department of Applied Engineering & Technology

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

www.aviation.eku.edu/aviation-scholarships-internships