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Air Traffic Management, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Daytona Beach, FL, United States
The Air Traffic Management program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University delivers fundamental traffic controller knowledge and competency through a mix of realistic lab simulations, classroom instruction, and computer-based learning.
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During the next decade, 85 percent of the U.S. air traffic controllers who are currently working will be eligible for retirement. This correlates to approximately 14,000 open positions for new controllers to join the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management program at  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University prepares graduates to fill those seats in a thrilling career in air traffic control. One of just a small number of colleges and universities granted FAA designation as a Collegiate Training Initiative school (and among the original cohort of 13), Embry-Riddle’s air traffic control program is taught by passionate, knowledgeable professors who have held positions as air traffic controllers themselves.

The Air Traffic Management program provides you with the knowledge and foundation designated for entry into the FAA Academy, where you’ll be integrated with others for additional air traffic control training. Because of the high quality of their education and experience, Embry-Riddle graduates always lead their classes at the FAA Academy.

Career options:

Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Principles of Aeronautical Science
  • Private and UAS Pilot Operations
  • Air Traffic Basics
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Computers and Applications
  • College Mathematics for Aviation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Instrument Pilot Operations
  • Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Terminal Radar Operations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply online
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Please submit a one-page personal essay that describes your accomplishments thus far and future goals. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are recommended.
  • Official transcripts of all upper secondary or college/university coursework completed must be submitted.
  • To be considered official, these documents should arrive in the ERAU International Student Admissions Office directly from the school you attended in a sealed envelope. 
  • Proof of English Efficiency
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes.
  • Per federal regulations, proof of funding needs to be received prior to the issuance of any immigration documents. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36858 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36858 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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