Aviation Environmental Science Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Minor Code: 6118 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Curriculum (18 credit hours)

The aviation environmental science minor is available to all College of Aeronautics majors.

  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides basic aeronautics instruction for all students. Prepares flight students for the FAA private pilot written examination. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • AVM 3201 Aviation Planning
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the student to the requirements, issues and processes involved in aviation planning. Includes in-depth study of the sources of aviation data, forecasting methods, the airport master planning process and environmental issues and requirements.

  • AVS 2402 Introduction to Aviation Environmental Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces basic principles of environmental science directly applicable to the aviation industry. Includes air and water quality, contaminants of concern, properties of contaminants and air quality measurements at airports.

  • AVS 4402 Aviation Sustainability
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on developing a sustainable aviation infrastructure. Discusses the principles of sustainability in aviation, monitoring and analyzing the airfield transport system, alternative fuels and biotechnology in aviation.


    AVM 1000 or AVT 1001 



Select two courses:
  • AVM 3202 Airport Design
    Credit Hours: 3

    Includes analysis and application of FAA and ICAO standards for airport design. Emphasizes the airside components. Includes runways; protection areas, zones and surfaces; taxiways; terminals; aprons; pavements; and on-airport facilities.


    AVM 3201 

  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Initial course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Includes meteorological codes, charts and aviation bulletins, and identification of potentially hazardous in-flight weather conditions. Also addresses atmospheric circulation, stability, convection, moisture, air masses and fronts.

  • ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments
    Credit Hours: 3

    Origin, fate, effects and distribution of air pollutants. Covers dispersion modeling, federal and state legislation, source control and monitoring.

  • ENS 4300 Renewable Energy and the Environment
    Credit Hours: 3

    Understanding human energy needs; alternative generating systems; renewable sources including biomass, hydro, ocean current, solar and wind; socioeconomic implications of sustainable energy.


    PHY 2002 

  • Technical Elective (approved by program chair)