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Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:03 pm

I'm an engineer and am thinking about getting a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle's worldwide learning program. They have classes at remote sites near my current employer. I'm a mechanical engineer with a bachelor's level education and know the company I work for would pay for a degree, and thought it sounds interesting based on the course descriptions. Does anyone one know what a Master of Aeronautical Science is like? Is it worthwhile? How well regarded is it? I work supporting aircraft production now, but don't know where my career will take me.

What is Embry Riddle like and more important what are the extended campus centers like? I'm looking at those in Washington State.

I know topics like this come up, but I searched and didn't find an answer. I thought I'd shoot for an answer on A.net in addition to asking other people I know.

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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:03 pm

I'm considering the very same thing and was planning to post this afternoon!! I have a software engineering and math background at undergrad level. I've heard some mixed reviews. Let's see what other members have to say.

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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:40 am

I got my undergrad degree (BA in Aviation Administration) from Riddle in 1982, and then began working on my Master's from there in mid-1983. After taking a couple of classes I discovered two things: 1) I couldn't get back in to the school study mode after six months out of school completely, and 2) since my BA degree was an aviation-specific degree, were I to continue down the Master's path, I would want to get a more general degree, something applicable/usable in any business. I finally decided to let the whole thing drop, and found a job in airport management shortly thereafter, and have been doing that ever since. Never did go back for the Master's, and after 23 years in the business, I ain't going back for it now.

What I'm saying basically is this: while Riddle is an excellent place to earn a degree of any type, if you've already got an industry-specific undergrad degree, don't limit yourself on the Master's degree program. Get something more general.

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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:49 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 2):
What I'm saying basically is this: while Riddle is an excellent place to earn a degree of any type, if you've already got an industry-specific undergrad degree, don't limit yourself on the Master's degree program. Get something more general.

My undergraduate education is a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. It's a very broad base that isn't related to aviation. Mechanical is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines. I was thinking of doing the opposite at Embry Riddle and getting a very specific degree. I may or may not use it, but it would probably be pretty fun. I am also thinking of eventually getting an MBA. I want to be well rounded, and gain more aviation knowledge.
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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:07 pm

Does the degree include getting your A&P? Working in the aerospace industry, the best compliment to my engineering degree has been my A&P training. You get a completely different perspective when you go into a design. If you have the opportunity to get an A&P while getting your Masters, I would highly recommend it.  twocents 

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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:02 am

Hi there.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Thread starter):
What is Embry Riddle like and more important what are the extended campus centers like?

I'm currently an undergraduate at ERAU at the Daytona Beach campus and I'm majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Aeronautics. I don't know much about the extended campuses but I've met quite a few people who go to the MCO E.C. and all of those who I've met seem to have a positive review. As an undergraduate, I'm loving it here - there are so many opportunities available but you need to work hard and put yourself out there.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Thread starter):
Does anyone one know what a Master of Aeronautical Science is like? Is it worthwhile? How well regarded is it?

I know someone who is enrolled in the program so I'll ask him what he thinks of it and get back to you - but mind you, this is at the full-time Daytona Beach campus.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 3):
I am also thinking of eventually getting an MBA

ERAU offers an excellent MBA/A program and even I'm considering doing it once I graduate. I have a couple of friends who are enrolled in it and with the research projects they are working on, they absolutely love it. You can get the general MBA in Aviation degree or one of these specializations :

MBA in Airport Management
MBA in Airline Management
MBA in Aviation Human Resources
MBA in Aviation System Management
MBA in Aviation Policy and Planning

I'm considering getting my MBA in Airline Management because I have alot of interest in fleet and route optimization and one of the classes deals with just that. There is a lot computer and mathematical modeling and simulation involved.

Here is the info page for the program : http://www.erau.edu/db/degrees/mbaa/index.html

Use the tabs on the side to navigate.

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RE: Master In Aeronautics At Embry Riddle

Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:11 am

Quoting Airbuske (Reply 5):
Hi there.

Thanks for all of the info, I'm currently deciding whether to pursue this while keeping my job or whether to take a break from work and do an AMBA full time in person at McGill in Montreal.

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