Air traffic control personnel, flight crew members, flight operations specialists and technical representatives within the aviation and aerospace industry require a technical skill set. Whether you already work in one of these roles or you aspire to, a Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) may help you reach your goals.
Offered jointly by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), the 36 credit-hour MSA degree program is similar to the Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree but with less of a business and management focus, and more of a technical, operations and safety oriented focus. As some courses are highly technical, more of an aviation background is needed.
MSA program highlights:
Already Embry-Riddle’s largest graduate program in the United States, the MSA program is an exciting addition to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offerings in Singapore as it will give students the chance to be prepared for senior-level positions and critical leadership roles demanded in Singapore’s thriving aviation and aerospace industry.
This program is offered in blended delivery modes so that you can continue working full time through your enrollment. We merge the convenience of night and weekend courses with diverse learning modes:
Most terms begins with two five-day classroom sessions at SAA and continues with online interaction between students and the instructor. The program is designed to be completed in six terms spanning 24 months.
Read more below.
Master of Science in Aeronautics Degree
Complete the following courses. Some courses listed below may not be available in any given year. The final list for any cohort must be approved by the MSA Program Chair.
|ASCI 602||The Air Transportation System||3|
|ASCI 604||Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry||3|
|RSCH 665||Statistical Analysis||3|
|RSCH 670||Research Methods||3|
|ASCI 691||Graduate Capstone Course||3|
|Students may choose one specialization and three electives or two specializations with no electives required|
|College of Aeronautics Graduate Courses (500-600 level)||9|
|Choose Specialization(s) from the list below:||12|
|ASCI 509||Advanced Aerodynamics||3|
|ASCI 517||Advanced Meteorology||3|
|ASCI 623||Aircraft Design and Development||3|
|UNSY 501||Application of Unmanned Systems||3|
|Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology|
|ASCI 514||Computer-Based Instruction||3|
|ASCI 550||Aviation Education Foundations||3|
|ASCI 614||Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Curriculum Development||3|
|ASCI 654||Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques||3|
|ASCI 515||Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems||3|
|ASCI 560||Advanced Rotorcraft Operations||3|
|ASCI 617||Airport Safety and Certification||3|
|ASCI 620||Air Carrier Operations||3|
|Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems|
|ASCI 611||Aviation/Aerospace System Safety||3|
|ASCI 612||Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management||3|
|ASCI 615||Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis||3|
|ASCI 618||Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management||3|
|Human Factors in Aviation Systems|
|ASCI 516||Applications in Crew Resource Management||3|
|ASCI 634||Aviation/Aerospace Psychology||3|
|ASCI 660||Sensation and Perception||3|
|MSHF 606||Human Cognition||3|
|ASCI 511||Earth Observation and Remote Sensing||3|
|ASCI 512||Space Mission and Launch Operations||3|
|ASCI 513||Space Habitation and Life Support Systems||3|
|ASCI 601||Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration||3|
|Unmanned Aerospace Systems|
|ASCI 530||Unmanned Aerospace Systems||3|
|ASCI 531||Robotics and Control||3|
|ASCI 637||Unmanned Aerospace Systems Operations and Payloads||3|
|ASCI 638||Human Factors in Unmanned Aerospace Systems||3|
|Air Traffic Management|
|ASCI 606||Global Air Traffic Control and Management||3|
|ASCI 624||Global Aviation Leadership: Critical Decision Making in Air Traffic Systems||3|
|ASCI 625||The Role of Airports in Global Air Traffic Management||3|
|ASCI 626||Air Traffic Control Human Factors||3|
|Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operation|
|UNSY 515||sUAS Operation Fundamentals||3|
|UNSY 520||sUAS Practical Application and Assessment||3|
|UNSY 620||sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management||3|
|ASCI 637||Unmanned Aerospace Systems Operations and Payloads||3|
|Total Degree Requirememts||36/39|
All Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who already possess a master’s degree or have completed graduate coursework from an accredited degree-granting institution must also have a 3.0 CGPA or higher at the graduate level.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions showing degree completion or courses attempted. Official or unofficial transcripts may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge.
Applicants for whom English is not the primary language must either:
To apply for the MSA program:
For questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Advisor at +65 6933 9580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can start the MSA degree program in January, June or August. The first three terms will take place in our blended delivery combining classroom instruction during the first 2 weeks of the term with the convenience of online instruction during the remaining 7 weeks. The fourth through sixth terms allow students to begin work on their capstone project while also pursing their MSA specialization courses to be taken online. Students can expect to graduate 24 months after they start the MSA degree program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) through the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Embry-Riddle's presence at the SAA is evidence of Singapore's interest in high-quality aviation and training as well as opportunities for research and information exchange. The Embry-Riddle MSA program in Singapore is the same program offered in the United States, Europe and online, with enhancements to satisfy the unique demands of aviation management professionals in Singapore and the surrounding regions.
Visit the Singapore Aviation Academy page for more information.
For the latest tuition information, please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page. Students are not required to make full upfront payment. Course fees are due upon first time enrollment and before the start of each term. Program tuition does not include textbooks and course materials which vary from term to term but can be estimated at SGD 200 per course.
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.
Embry-Riddle Asia offers a range of academic merit and demonstrated need based scholarships to new students. The scholarship amounts range from S$1,500 to S$4,500 and are spread across the duration of a student’s degree. Awards are based on a student’s academic merit (CGPA in their undergraduate degree) 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:
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) offers a tuition fee grant of up to S$40,000 of the program fees to Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident participants from qualifying companies with at least 30% aviation revenues. Candidates will be eligible for funding under CAAS's Aviation Leaders Development Program. Read more on the ALDP grant.