Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

Man stands in front of a commercial jet.

As Singapore's aeronautics industry continues to grow, so do job opportunities in the field. But just what exactly is aeronautics? Basically, it can be defined as the science of flight. Designing an airplane or other type of flying machine, manufacturing them, operating them, maintaining them. It all falls under aeronautics. That means you could be anything from a scientist to a technician to an engineer or pilot. No matter which type of aeronautics career you want, a good place to start is by getting your Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA).

Awarded by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, offered by ERC Institute (ERCI), the 120-credit hour degree program offers courses in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance and aeronautical science. Several degree minors allow you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career goals.

Through the BSA program, you can:

  • Gain a broad knowledge base of aeronautics
  • Be prepared for becoming a pilot, air traffic controller or regulator, and more
  • Benefit from faculty who are experienced industry professionals themselves

This full-time or part-time program is offered in an intimate classroom setting where you get one-on-one attention from faculty members and the chance to interact with and learn from fellow students.

Read more below.

Degree Specific Details:

Degree Requirements
CourseTitleCredit
General Education Core
ENGL 123English Composition3
SPCH 219Speech3
ENGL 222Business Communication3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
HUMN 400Science and Aviation/Aerospace Technology in Society3
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers And Applications3
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
PHYS 142Introduction to Environmental Science3
MATH 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Total General Education Core Credits:36
Programme Support Core
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
ASCI 254Aviation Legislation3
ASCI 404Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law3
MATH 222Business Statistics3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
SFTY 335Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety3
Professional Development Core
ASCI 309Aerodynamics3
ASCI 490Aeronautical Science Capstone Course3
MGMT 420Management of Production and Operations3
SFTY 409Aviation Safety3
Aviation Area of Concentration
ASCI 401Airport Development and Operations3
SFTY 435Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design3
BSAB 410Management of Air Cargo3
SFTY 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
 
Student are required to choose two minors from the options below:
Unmanned Aerial Systems Minor (Online)
ASCI 315Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations3
ASCI 316Operations and Business Aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems3
ASCI 318Unmanned Aerial Systems Robotics3
ASCI 410Unmanned Sensing Systems3
SFTY 410Design of Engineering Hazard Controls3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Helicopter Operations and Safety Minor (Online)
ASCI 317Rotorcraft3
ASCI 378Helicopter Flight Environments3
ASCI 388Helicopter Flight Planning3
ASCI 428Advanced Helicopter Systems and Functions3
ASCI 438Advanced Helicopter Operations3
SFTY 345Aviation Safety Program Management3
Security and Intelligence Minor (Online)
SCTY 315Studies in Intelligence I3
SCTY 385Intelligence Collection and Analysis3
SCTY 488National Security Issues and Terrorism3
SCTY 400Airport Security3
SCTY 415Studies in Intelligence II3
SCTY 485Corporate Security3
Transportation Minor (Online)
TRAN 331Road and Highway Transportation3
TRAN 341Railroad Operations3
TRAN 351Urban Transportation and City Planning3
TRAN 361Marine Transportation3
TRAN 371Pipelines, Land Use, and the Environment3
TRAN 401Transportation and the Environment3
Aviation Maintenance Operations Minor (Online)
ASCI 322Aircraft Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance Programs3
ASCI 327Aviation Work Force Management in a Global Environment3
ASCI 416Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective3
ASCI 424Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation3
ASCI 429Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures & Systems3
ASCI 433Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
Aviation Safety (Online)
SFTY 365Fire Protection3
SFTY 375Propulsion Plant Investigation3
SFTY 350Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management3
SFTY 330Aircraft Accident Investigation3
SFTY 345Aviation Safety Program Management3
SFTY 440System Safety Management3
Occupational Safety and Health (Online)
SFTY 311Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health3
SFTY 321Ergonomics 
SFTY 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SFTY 341Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
SFTY 470Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology3
SFTY 410Design of Engineering Hazard Controls3
Foundation Courses (only required by placement exam results)
GNED 103Basic Mathematics1
GNED 104Basic English1
MATH 106Basic Algebra & Trigonometry3
ENGL 106Introduction to Composition3
Co-Operative Education / Internship Courses (optional elective)
COIN 496Co-Operative Education3
COIN 497Co-Operative Education3
COIN 498Co-Operative Education3
Note: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University reserves the right to make changes to the course offerings and course content at any time, in accordance with academic processes and CPE notification requirements.
Application Requirement

Students applying from Singapore:

Polytechnic Students:

  • Official copies of your polytechnic transcripts. In order for these documents to be considered official you must request an original copy from your polytechnic institution.
  • Copy of your polytechnic diploma.
  • Copy of your O/A level examination results.

O/A Level Students:

  • Official copies of your General Certificate of Education Ordinary and if applicable your Advanced level results. In order for these documents to be considered official, you must present to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the original certificates so that an official copy can be made. Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

International Students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University requires that all international students meet the university minimum requirements for admission. These requirements vary from country to country and each application to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis. For a list of minimum entry requirements by country, please click here.

Students studying in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of IB Diploma exemptions, please click here.

Students who have taken “A” level examinations are eligible for exemptions based on the subjects they’ve taken and the grades received. For a list of “A” level exemptions, please click here.

Applicants for whom English is not the primary language must either:

  • Attain a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based).
  • Attain a minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0.
  • Earn transferable credit for a course that is the equivalent of ENGL 123 (English Composition) at an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Show evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English.

International students should visit Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) FAQ website for information on the issuance of a student pass/student visa. All student pass requirements will be shared with students when an admission decision is made by the university.

Official/Attested copies of documents listed above should be mailed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Office of Enrollment Management, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #02-01 Boon Siew Building, Singapore 229833. Alternatively, students may make an appointment to bring original documents in so that an official copy can be made.

Only upon submission of the documents listed above will the University be able to process your application.

For questions regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu. If you are ready to apply, begin the application process today.

Partner Institution

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) through our newly formed partnership with ERC Institute. The ERC Institute partnership provides us with the ability to host students in a full-time and part-time classroom capacity. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University BSA program in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aeronautics professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.

Program Length

Full-Time (courses conducted during the day)
Students pursuing the BSA degree program at a full-time pace will take 3 courses each term. The 120 credit hour BSA degree is designed to be completed in 3.5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 2 years.

Part-Time (courses conducted during the evening)
Students pursuing the BSA degree program at a part-time pace will take 2 courses each term. The full 120 credit hour BSA degree is designed to be completed in 5 years. However, diploma and/or “A” level holders are eligible for a significant number of course exemptions and can expect to complete the degree program in as little as 3 years. Part-time students also have the option of accelerating completion of the degree by taking some courses entirely online.

Cost

The cost of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is dependent on the number of credits a student is required to take to complete the degree requirements.

Diploma Graduates / GCE “A” Level Students
Students entering the program with a diploma or GCE “A” level examination results can expect to receive a significant number of exemptions. Exemptions vary depending on the diploma and GCE “A” level subjects but most students holding one of these qualifications are eligible for between 45 and 60 credits of exemptions. A diploma holder or GCE “A” level student can expect to pay between SGD 30,000 and 48,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

Secondary School Graduates / GCE “O” Level Students
Students entering the program without any exemptions will be required to take all 120 credits in the BSA degree. A secondary school graduate or GCE “O” level student can expect to pay SGD 63,000 for the entire degree.

Current fees for the degree program can be found on our tuition page.

For more detailed information regarding program cost, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or asia@erau.edu.

Scholarships/Grants

Family Grant:
A grant of $2,500 is offered for each sibling of the same family simultaneously enrolled on a full-time basis. Example, two siblings enroll at the same time, but one completes or departs the University before the other sibling, the grant is discontinued for the sibling still enrolled.

Undergraduate Students:
Embry-Riddle Asia offers a range of academic merit and demonstrated need based scholarships to new students. The scholarship amounts range from S$3,000 to S$9,000 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA and/or O/A level examination results) and demonstrated financial need of the student and/or family. Eligible students are invited to complete a scholarship application after admission to the university. In order to keep the scholarship, a student must maintain a CGPA of 3.00. If a student’s CGPA drops below 3.00 the scholarship will be cancelled for all future terms. The scholarship is only valid for study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia and is not transferable to other locations/campuses at Embry-Riddle. The minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Secondary/Post-Secondary Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and/or
  • A pass certificate at the “A” Level with a minimum grade of B or higher for two subjects taken at the advanced level, and/or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) total score of 32 or higher
Intake

Our primary intake for the BSA degree program takes place in July of each year; however, it is possible to start in January as well. A member of the Enrollment Management team can help you decide which start term works best for you.


ERC Institute is a Private Education Institution (PEI) registered with the Singapore Council for Private Education (CPE). CPE/UEN: 200311146N, 4-year registration expiring May 19, 2018.