Engineering | The Polytechnic School

B.S. in Aeronautical Management Technology (Professional Flight)

Aviation

Application Deadlines

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

Contact Aviation

Simulator Building
7442 E Innovation Way North
Mesa, AZ 85212-2880

Phone: (480) 727-1021
Email: aerotech@asu.edu

Aviation Program visits are by appointment. Call 480-727-1021 to schedule an appointment to meet our faculty members, tour the Simulator Building and learn more about degree programs.

Our undergraduate professional flight program prepares students for careers as private or commercial pilots.

**NOTE: All applicants must complete the

Professional Flight Secondary Application
 before they can be considered for the program.

Students in the professional flight concentration learn to fly in an academic environment that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Flight training is offered by a flight provider in aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics using iPads as electronic flight bags. Students may take advantage of pathway agreements for guaranteed interviews with regional airline companies.

Arizona’s clear skies offer the best flying environment in the country. Students have access to state-of-the-art simulators, including a variety of aircraft and flight deck simulation as well as a regional jet flight simulation training device. Other facilities, like the high altitude simulation chamber, provide students with educational opportunities unique among collegiate aviation programs.

This program is for students who are seriously interested in becoming professional airline pilots. Graduates are prepared to assume responsibilities in a wide variety of technically related areas within professional aviation flight operations.

The Aviation Accreditation Board International accredits this program and the Federal Aviation Administration certifies flight instruction. For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.

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Requirements

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Flight Course Fee Breakdown (PDF) (itemized minimum flight fees that can be expected for Flight Operations and Safety courses)

All applicants must complete the Professional Flight Secondary Application Process

Career Outlook

The professional flight concentration offers students private pilot, commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates, as well as instrument pilot, instrument instructor and multiengine pilot ratings. With these flight qualifications and the technically based bachelor’s, the graduate has a wide variety of career opportunities, including flight crew service on commercial and business aircraft.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Growth Rate*: 8.37%
Median Salary*: $105,580
Commercial Pilots
Growth Rate*: 18.54%
Median Salary*: $70,000

*Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Statistics cited above are from this resource.