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Professional Pilot, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
The Professional Pilot program at Texas A&M University Central Texas provides students with a well-rounded curriculum that encompasses conceptual foundations in aviation science and management. 
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Overview

Texas A&M University Central Texas offers the only state-supported four-year professional pilot program in Texas. The Professional Pilot program is 100% online, so you can study to move forward in your career from home or anywhere with Internet access.

The Aviation Science-Professional Pilot program offers both junior- and senior-level coursework. All lower-level core aviation and flight courses are transferred into A&M - Central Texas, as we do not have a flight school. 

This includes the required FAA Instrument Rating and the FAA Commercial Flight Certificate.

As a student in the Professional Pilot program, you will concentrate on aircraft flight operations and be further prepared though science/technology orientated coursework. 

This program focuses on advanced aeronautical ratings complemented by business administration, management, and communication skills for professional pilots in the civil and military aviation industries.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend technical aspects of advanced aircraft systems.
  • Explain the laws, regulations, and legal issues affecting the aviation industry.
  • Identify the issues affecting aviation safety and safety management.
  • Communicate proficiency in writing and oral presentations.
  • Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks.
  • Demonstrate management knowledge proficiency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Air Carrier Operations
  • Aviation Techniques of Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation History
  • Aviation Law
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Security

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 30 academic, college-level transferable semester hours
  • Must be eligible to return to all previously attended institutions
  • Applicants pursuing an Applied Science or Aviation Science degree may meet this requirement utilizing select workforce education credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of 45 hours, to include all general education courses within the AAS.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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