Aeronautical Science

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AS
CI 490
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ronautical Science Capstone Course
Online Course Syllabus
Credit Hours: 3
Delivery Method: Online (Internet / Canvas)
Required Course Materials
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the
American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC:
Author.
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5
(APA website: http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx)
Course Description
The Aeronautical Science Capstone Course is the culminating effort of the student’s entire
learning experience. The student will complete a project that provides significant evidence of
experience in aviation and aeronautical studies. Students will work with designated faculty
members to formulate, develop, and complete the aviation/aerospace project. The completion of
the Capstone Course is designed to document significant evidence that Program Outcomes
have been met, and provides the student evidence of experience to show to current and
prospective employers. The Capstone Course will be taken as the final course of the degree
program.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202
Course Goals
The goal of the Aeronautical Science Capstone course is to provide an opportunity for students
to demonstrate they have met Program Outcomes. Students will complete an individual project
that is aligned with the Program Outcomes. The project will require extensive research that
supports the project and the Program Outcomes. Students are required to present their project.
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Program Outcomes
Program Outcomes 1 – 7 are the General Education Core Competency Outcomes.
1. Critical Thinking
The student will show evidence of knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve
problems within professional and personal environments.
2. Quantitative Reasoning
The student will show evidence of the use of digitally-enabled technology & analysis
techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving
associated problems.
3. Information Literacy
The student will show evidence of meaningful research, including gathering
information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting
source material in their writing.
4. Communication
The student will show evidence of communicating concepts in written, digital and
oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.
5. Scientific Literacy
The student will show evidence of analyzing scientific evidence as it relates to the
physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.
6. Cultural Literacy
The student will show evidence of the analysis of historical events, cultural artifacts, and
philosophical concepts.
7. Life Long Personal Growth
The student will show evidence of the skills needed to enrich the quality of life
through activities, which enhance and promote lifetime learning.
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Program Outcomes 8 – 11 are the Core Program Outcomes for the BSA degree program.
8. Aviation/Aerospace/Aeronautical Science
The student will show evidence of advanced concepts of aviation, aerospace, and
aeronautics to solve problems commonly found in their respective industries.
9. Aviation Legislation and Law
The student will show evidence of the basic concepts in national and international
legislation and law as they pertain to the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics
industries.
10. Aviation Safety
The student will show evidence of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to
the aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics industry.
11. Aviation Management and Operations
The student will show evidence of sound, ethical, management principles within
standard aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics operations.
Guidelines:
Students register for the ASCI 490 Aeronautical Science Capstone Course the same as other
courses. Students may work with any approved delivery modality to facilitate course
completion. Student registrations may dictate which option is available.
Students will complete the individual project as a requirement of the course. Expanded
guidance is provided in the Capstone Guide that is posted on the course.
The proposal for the project must specifically address how each applicable Program Outcome
will be met. The proposal must list a detailed explanation of the project.
Project:
The subject of the project will be determined at the beginning of the term. Project size and
structure will be determined by the faculty member. Exceptions must be approved by the
Chair of the Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies.
The faculty member will guide the development, focus and scope of the project. The
project must be comprehensive, relevant and address all Program Outcomes.
The project proposal must be submitted to the faculty member and Aeronautics Department
for review no later than the end of Week 2. Review and feedback of the proposal by the
Aeronautics Department will be accomplished within five (5) working days of receipt.
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The proposal must demonstrate:
 The student understanding of the PO. This should be as simple as one sentence in
which the student explains his or her understanding of the PO.
 How the student will demonstrate his or her understanding of the PO as specifically
related to the student’s project topic.
 What information and data the student expects he or she will require to successfully
accomplish objective (above) for each PO.
 From what sources the student expects he or she will be able to obtain the information
to successfully accomplish objective (above) for each PO.
The project, in its’ entirety, will address all Program Outcomes.
Individual Projects should be of sufficient length as to fully develop the project and address
all elements of the Program Outcomes. Projects are expected to be 18-24 pages in length,
depending on the project. Further guidance will be provided by the instructor.
The final project is due no later than Week 7.
 7.2 – Submit Final Project – Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics
 7.3 – Plagiarism Check Final Project – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance
A presentation of the project will be conducted no later than Week 8.
After the project has been graded by the instructor, the completed project and grading rubrics
will be forwarded to the Aeronautics Department for review and a copy placed into the students
Imaging file.
The instructor will provide constructive feedback that includes the grading rubrics and specific
comments regarding the project and presentation.
A rubric is provided to faculty and students for grading the project. In order to provide consistent
grading and assessment of outcomes, the rubric should not be changed or modified, unless
approved by the Chair of the Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies.
*Sample Projects:
Establish a maintenance program for a Part 135 operator. The maintenance program should
consider applications of MSG-3, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Continuous Aircraft
Maintenance Program (CAMP), Repair Assessment Programs, Corrosion Control Program,
inspection criteria, life cycle analysis, line replaceable units (LRU’s), down time, trend
analysis, etc … The project should also consider contract and outsourced maintenance
activities, facilities, equipment, labor. FAA, OSHA, and EPA requirements must also be
considered.
Develop a plan to establish a Part 141 Flight School as an FBO. Considerations should
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include airport facilities and support services, hangar space, office/classroom, ground
instruction, equipment, supplies, flight instruction, type and number of aircraft (single engine,
multi-engine, instrument, aerobatic, etc …), aircraft ownership (fractional, buy back, etc …),
liability, insurance, maintenance, labor, overhead, and financial analysis. FAA, OSHA, EPA
and state and local regulatory requirements should also be considered.
Grading: Final Project
Projects
Understanding/application of Program Outcomes 100 pts
Critical components identified/developed 100 pts
Research, citations, and references 100 pts
Comprehensive analysis and summary 100 pts
Format and structure 100 pts
Creative thought, grammar, punctuation, and writing style 100 pts
Presentation of the project/examination 100 pts
700 pts
Student Learning / Program Outcomes – BSA
Skills in Critical Thinking 100 pts
Skills in Quantitative Reasoning 100 pts
Skills in Information Literacy 100 pts
Skills in Communication 100 pts
Skills in Scientific Literacy 100 pts
Skills in Cultural Literacy 100 pts
Skills in Lifelong Learning 100 pts
Skills in Aeronautical Science 100 pts
Skills in Aviation Legislation/Law 100 pts
Skills in Aviation Safety 100 pts
Skills in Aviation Operations and Management 100 pts
Total 1100 pts
Final Project Grade Scale
1620-1800 A
1440-1619 B
1260-1439 C
1080-1259 D
Below 1079 F
Evaluation Weights
APA Quiz 1%
Complete/Incomplete Assignments 1%
Final Exam or Project 98%
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APA Format
Go to http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx for the American Psychological
Association Publication Manual.
Library
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has one of the most complete library collections of
aviation-related resources in the world.
Hunt Library Worldwide: Information, Services, Help
o Library Basic Training
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Contact Information Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Telephone: 1-800-678-9428 or 386-226-6947 Email: library@erau.eduCourse Policies:Academic IntegrityEmbry-Riddle is committed to maintaining and upholding intellectual integrity. All students,faculty, and staff have obligations to prevent violations of academic integrity and take correctiveaction when they occur. The adjudication process will involve imposing sanctions which mayinclude, but are not limited to, a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade in a course,suspension or dismissal from the University, upon students who commit the following academicviolations:1. Plagiarism: Presenting the ideas, words, or products of another as one’s own. Plagiarismincludes use of any source to complete academic assignments without properacknowledgement of the source. Reuse or resubmission of a student’s own coursework ifpreviously used or submitted in another course, is considered self-plagiarism, and is alsonot allowed under University policy.2. Cheating: A broad term that includes, but is not limited to, the following:a. Giving or receiving help from unauthorized persons or materials during examinations.b. The unauthorized communication of examination questions prior to, during, orfollowing administration of the examination.c. Collaboration on examinations or assignments expected to be, or presented as,individual work.d. Fraud and deceit, that include knowingly furnishing false or misleading information orfailing to furnish appropriate information when requested, such as when applying foradmission to the University.This syllabus was developed for online learning by Orin Godsey of course developer.ASCI 490_Online_Syllabus_11/16Note: The Instructor reserves the right to use any form of digital method for checkingplagiarism. Several electronic systems are available and other methods may be usedat the Instructor’s discretion.Online LearningThis course is offered through Embry-Riddle Online (Canvas) and runs nine (9) weeks. The firstweek begins the first day of the term and ends at midnight EDT/EST (as applicable) seven dayslater. Success in this course requires in-depth study of each module as assigned, timelycompletion of assignments, and regular participation in class discussions.Late work should be the exception and not the rule and may be downgraded at the discretion ofthe Instructor, if accepted at all. Unless all work is submitted, the student could receive a failinggrade for the course. Extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances at the discretionof the Instructor and only for the length of time the Instructor deems appropriate. The mostimportant element of success in an online course is to communicate with your Instructorthroughout the term.Conventions of “online etiquette,” which include courtesy to all users, will be observed. Studentsshould use email for private messages to the Instructor and other students. The classDiscussions are for public messages.It is highly recommended that students keep electronic copies of all materials submitted asassignments, discussion posts and emails, until after the end of the term and a final grade isreceived.This syllabus was developed for online learning by Orin Godsey of course developer.ASCI 490_Online_Syllabus_11/16Course ScheduleModules Titles / Topics Activities1 The AeronauticalScience CapstoneCourseReview documents, post approved topic to theDiscussion Board.2 Developing theProposal Submit proposal to instructor for review.3-7ProjectResearch andDevelopmentWeekly updates to the instructor.7.2 – Submit Final Project – Bachelorof Science in Aeronautics7.3 – Plagiarism Check Final Project -Bachelor of Science in AviationMaintenanceSubmit Project in Week 7.8 Presenting theProjectDevelop and conduct formal presentation at thedirection of the structor. Post presentation.9 Feedback, Commentsand End of CourseEvaluationProvide feedback to and receive feedback from yourinstructor.

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