Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, BS | College of Aeronautics & Engineering | Kent State University

Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology prepares graduates to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales and maintenance of aeronautical/aerospace systems.

Students gain technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, strength of materials, applied aerodynamics, applied propulsion and electronics. Graduates will have strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation and oversight of more advanced aeronautical/aerospace systems and processes.

The mission of the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for entry-level positions or graduate-level education in aeronautical systems, systems engineering, engineering technology, or other closely-related fields upon graduation.

Study Objective

The objective of the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for entry-level professional careers in aviation systems engineering and technology fields. The program education objectives are:

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental aeronautical concepts and practices
  2. Students shall understand attributes of a modern aviation professional
  3. Students shall apply engineering principles and practices to real-world design problems

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

View Overview (including Admission Requirements), Program Requirements, and Roadmap for the BS degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Student:

  • Internship feedback
  • Senior exit surveys
  • Aeronautics Dropbox submissions
  • Student Surveys of Instruction
  • Reflective essays from internships
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Capstone reflective essays
  • Capstone focus groups
  • First Year Experience focus groups
  • Professional Development Focus Groups
  • Course Data Reports

Faculty:

  • Faculty and staff meeting minutes
  • Feedback from attendance at various professional meetings
  • Course Data Reports

Industry:

  • Employee surveys
  • Aeronautics Advisory Board feedback
  • Employer Surveys
  • Internship employee feedback
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Industry Focus Groups

Alumni:

  • Surveys

Program Specific:

  • Weekly flight training operations staff meeting
  • Certified Flight Instructor cross-check
  • Phase check rides
  • Certified Flight Instructor candidate review boards
  • Flight operations manual quizzes
  • Phase quizzes
  • Flight instructor evaluations of the program
  • Individual flight instructor performance evaluations 

Enrollment, Graduation and Employment Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:

Enrollment

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

As the major Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology BS

29

16

9

2

56

As a concentration of the Aeronautics BS

0

1

8

9

18

Total

29

17

17

11

74

Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.

2018

2017

2016

(1) 6.7%

(9) 56.3%

(6) 28.6%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • NASA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Boeing Company