The Best Aviation and Aerospace University in the World
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do — and do best
— is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation
Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace.
curriculum at Embry-Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research,
manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the
systems that support them. The University engages in extensive research,
consulting, and related activities that address the unique needs of
aviation, aerospace, and related industries. Residential campuses in
Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, provide education in
a traditional setting, while an extensive network of more than 130 centers
in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East and a Web-based
online learning program serve civilian and military working adults.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, Telephone: 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the associate, bachelor, and master levels. The bachelor degree programs in aerospace engineering and computer engineering at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses, along with civil engineering, engineering physics, and software engineering at Daytona Beach, and electrical engineering at Prescott, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21102-4012, Telephone: 410-347-7700).
The bachelor degree curricula in aeronautical science at both residential campuses are accredited by the Council on Aviation Accreditation (CAA). The bachelor degree programs in aviation business administration at both residential campuses are accredited by the CAA and by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MBA in aviation at the Daytona Beach campus is accredited by the ACBSP.
Aviation Administration-approved certification programs include maintenance
technology (airframe and power plant); flight (private, commercial,
instrument, multi-engine, flight instructor, and instrument flight instructor
ratings); and flight dispatch.
Air Traffic Management
Aviation Business Administration
Aviation Maintenance Science
Global Security and Intelligence Studies
Science, Technology, and Globalization
Business Administration in Aviation
Human Factors and Systems
Embry-Riddle offers training
for aviation maintenance professionals through the Aviation Maintenance
Science (AMS) department. These programs include FAA-approved airframe
and powerplant mechanic certification and a specialization in avionics
line maintenance. Federal Communications Commission certification training
is also available through AMS.
The Daytona Beach campus is located next to the Daytona Beach International
Airport. High-technology industries in the Daytona Beach and Orlando
areas, as well as the Kennedy Space Center, provide the University with
an outstanding support base. The 185-acre campus serves more than 4,700
undergraduate and graduate students. The campus offers state-of-the-art
facilities, including the new 75,000-square-foot College of Aviation
building, which has air traffic control simulation and research labs
and a weather center. The Lehman Engineering and Technology Center houses
the technology for distance learning, videoconferencing, decision support
systems, and three-dimensional modeling. The Advanced Flight Simulation
Center contains an FAA-certified Level-6 CRJ-200 simulator and Level-6
flight-training devices that provide a level of on-campus training unique
to higher education.
The University’s western campus is located in Prescott, Arizona, 100
miles north of Phoenix. The mile-high campus covers 539 acres and has
an enrollment of almost 1,700 students. Campus facilities include the
new 48,000-square-foot Academic Complex; the King Engineering and Technology
Center, which is electronically linked to the Daytona Beach campus;
the Robertson Aviation Safety Center, which is dedicated to the study
of human factors, aircraft accident investigation, and aviation safety;and
the David L. and S. Harry Robertson Flight Simulation Center, which
contains Frasca flight training devices. In support of academic instruction
are various laboratories for engineering graphics, materials, aircraft
structures and composites, and basic circuits and electronic devices,
in addition to a supersonic wind tunnel and shock tube.
Since 1970, Embry-Riddle has provided educational opportunities for
civilian and military professionals in aviation and aerospace who are
unable to attend classes at one of the University’s residential campuses.
meet the varied needs of adult working students, Embry-Riddle established
the Worldwide Campus, with courses being delivered through the College
of Career Education. The College of Career Education offers academic
programs both in the classroom through a network of more than 130 centers
in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East and through
Web-based online learning.
The Worldwide Campus maintains a comprehensive system of academic quality
control for its courses. The curricula, academic standards, and academic
policies are the same throughout the University and are modified only
to accommodate certain requirements resulting from different delivery
academic programs of the Worldwide Campus are approved for veterans’
educational benefits and are accompanied by personalized academic advisement.
Highly qualified faculty offer instruction at times that are convenient
for working students.
Students also can complete some degree requirements by transferring
credit from other institutions, gaining credit for experiential learning
or for military and professional training evaluated by the American
Council of Education, or by achieving the University’s required scores
on standardized national testing programs.
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