Specialization in Aeronautics/Aviation | College of Aeronautics & Engineering | Kent State University

The Master of Technology specialization in Aeronautics/Aviation option allows students to take advanced aeronautics courses and technology management courses. The program prepares students to be successful and to advance within aviation-related careers in business, government, and industry.

The program provides a broad-based educational experience that prepares students for administrative, managerial, operational, and technical positions in aviation and allied academic disciplines. It includes a combination of aeronautical courses emphasizing technical knowledge, skills, and practical experience along with courses focused on technology management principles and concepts.

This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in aviation-related positions who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers

Program Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Aeronautics/Aviation are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

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Aeronautics Technology Courses (Course Prefix AERN)

A minimum of 15 credit hours of Aeronautics coursework should be taken in AERN courses.

Required Courses

All graduate students are required to complete four core courses in the Master of Technology degree program.

Additional Program Requirements/Limitations

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in AERN, CMGT or TECH courses.
  • A maximum of 4 credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 9 credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 12 semester credit hours may be accepted as transfer credits and applied toward degree requirements.
  • A total of 6 credits for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.

Students are required to select the thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option, recommended for students interested in research and development, allows students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a narrowly-defined technical area of interest. The non-thesis option is suggested for students who seek a more general curriculum of advanced technical coursework. Those students who choose the thesis option must successfully complete TECH 61199 - Thesis 1 for a total of 6 credit hours.