atm description

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Technology Management is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of professional and technical roles across an aerospace product’s life cycle. Skills in aerospace technology management will be learned and applied to air and space vehicle sustainability systems, certification and reliability management, customer management, project management, process improvement, aftermarket services, business development, manufacturing, inspection programs, and safety management systems, and a variety of other areas.

The program will provide a completion degree for students who possess the Airframe and Powerplant ratings of the FAA issued Maintenance Technician Certificate defined by FAR Part 65 or possess a license as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Cat B1) issued under EASA Part 66 regulations.

Career Progression

A Bachelor degree opens doors to leadership, management, other technical roles that leverage an A&P certificate as an in-demand professional credential, which translates into higher pay.

Jobs in demand

Over the next 20 years, Boeing projects a worldwide demand for new aviation technicians of 745,000 and 189,000 in North America alone. It is estimated that this will equate to approximately 37,000 skilled, degreed managers worldwide with approximately 9,500 in North America.

Transfer Credit

For the A&P certificate required for program entry, students can earn 45 transfer credits and an additional 15 credits for a corresponding Associate Degree.

Value

Compare UVU’s tuition costs to those of competing programs. Both traditional and online students will receive a quality education at a competitive price.

Flexibility

With traditional, hybrid, and online course options available, students can tailor their educational experience around life demands and busy schedules.

Job Location

With aerospace companies operating in virtually every state in the nation (and all over the globe), students can seek work opportunities in a variety of their preferred locations.

Career Pathways

 

 

Graduates can pursue a variety of career pathways within an aerospace industry sector of their interest. These include, but are not limited to:

 

 

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Air Carriers

Air Carriers are commercial (for hire) air operations that includes scheduled passenger service and air cargo. These include major and regional airlines and air cargo services. These services are governed under FAR Part 121 regulations.
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UAM & eVTOL

Urban Air Mobility and electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft will usher a new era of personal and air taxi transportation. Includes all electric and hybrid propulsion systems, piloted, semi- and fully autonomous vehicles that will reduce urban road congestion as we know it.
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Business Aviation

Business aviation is the use of any ‘general aviation’ aircraft for a business purpose. The Federal Aviation Administration defines general aviation as all flights that are not conducted by the military or the scheduled airlines.
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General Aviation

General Aviation includes all civil aircraft and flight operations that are not involved in scheduled passenger and cargo air carrier operations.
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Defense

The Defense sector of aerospace involves the research, design, manufacture, sales, and support systems for air, space, and missile vehicle platforms that serve the purpose of maintaining national security and defense.
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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

A new and developing sector of the aerospace industry involving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), air vehicles operated without human intervention. Broad applications include education, research, agriculture, commercial, public service and defense.
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Space

The Space sector involves all activities associated with the manufacture, launch, operations, and business of payload lift to various earth orbits or beyond. These include both research, civil and defense vehicles, or satellites.

 

 

Each of the above industry sectors can be divided into the four areas below, Click an area of interest to view its specific career pathways:

 

 

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Engine, & Component Manufacturing
    • Production & Assembly Management
    • Quality Management
    • Process Improvement
    • Safety Management Systems
    • Service Engineering
    • Accident Investigation (Manufacturer/Insurance/Consultant)
    • Aircraft/Engine Certification & Compliance
  • Aftermarket Support Services
    • Customer Support
    • Field Service
    • Technical Operations
    • Service Centers
    • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul
    • Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Aircraft Records & Engine Health Monitoring
    • Training
  • Business & Management Operations
    • Business Operations & Development
    • Aircraft Leasing & Acquisition
    • Fleet & Asset Management
    • Marketing & Sales
    • Flight Department Management
    • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Regulatory/Public Service
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
    • Accident Investigation (FAA/NTSB)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • US Department of Homeland Security
    • Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies
    • Aerial Firefighting
    • Part 147 A&P Schools
    • Education, Community College/University

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate current market conditions, customer requirements, and aerospace vehicle support requirements, and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and procedures to successfully design an effective aerospace support organization in a simulated aerospace operations setting.
  • In a team setting, the students will identify a current issue and propose a viable solution through a formal report and presentation that will be associated with topics involving aerospace vehicles (or component) certification standards, regulatory requirements, maintenance planning, safety management, and training within one of the aerospace sectors.
  • Synthesize acquired knowledge, judgment, and expertise in an operational setting.