College of Engineering
Department of Engineering and Technology Education
Effective for students beginning degree Summer Sem. 2011 thru Spring Sem. 2012
Admission Requirements For This Major
1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.5 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.
3. Students transferring from other USU majors need a total GPA of 2.4 in major courses for admission to this major in good standing. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained.
During the freshman and sophomore years, students in the Aviation Technology—Maintenance Management major will complete most of the courses required for theFAAAirframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses. Students will also take advanced turbine engines, aviation law, and composites structures. Management and communications courses are incorporated into the program to provide essential business skills. Industry internships are available and encouraged in the junior and senior years. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in management and maintenance programs within the airline industry, corporate aviation, and general aviation. The FAA-approved airframe and powerplant (A&P) curricula form the basis for this degree, and most positions will require the A&P licenses. Employment opportunities include positions with major airlines as maintenance personnel, maintenance supervisors, fixed-base operators, maintenance directors, repair station managers, FAA inspectors, aircraft/powerplant, and component manufacturers, as well as aerospace manufacturers. These industries are expanding at a rapid rate with excellent employment opportunities. This is forecasted to continue well into the twenty-first century.
Students attendingUSUfor the first time are admitted on the basis of an index score, which is a reflection of high school grades and ACT or SAT scores. USU will accept students from other institutions provided they have a good academic standing. Students wishing to enter the Aviation Technology—Maintenance Management major must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in order to be admitted into the College of Engineering. To qualify for enrollment in Huntsman School of Business courses listed in the major, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or higher. Transfer credit from accredited U.S. institutions is automatically posted. Posting of credit from U.S. institutions does not imply acceptance as credits toward a degree.
A transfer student and a college academic advisor initiate a petition for acceptance of transfer credits to meet degree requirements (department head and dean must approve). If transfer credit is not from a Utah school, it is the student's responsibility to provide a catalog or copies of catalog materials (usually available online) to show the content of courses taken. D grades are not accepted as transfer credit, except from Utah schools where USU is required to do so for general education coursework. The repeat policy applies to transfer courses as well as courses taken at USU. Transfer credit from foreign and nonaccredited institutions may be used for meeting degree requirements only if posted on the USU record of the student.
Students must complete the General Education Requirements and the University Studies Depth Requirements .
Aviation Technology—Maintenance Management graduates are qualified to enter the work force in many rewarding career fields in aviation. Employment opportunities exist in target industries such as major airline carrier maintenance management, commuter airline maintenance management, fixed-base operator (FBO) maintenance, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aircraft inspection after some field experience. This major has a great deal of depth in general maintenance, which applies to most industrial maintenance operations. Although the major’s focus is aviation, the knowledge and skills gained can be used in other fields.