Aviation Program

The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country.

Professional Flight BS

The professional flight concentration offers students private pilot, commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates, as well as instrument pilot, instrument instructor and multi-engine pilot ratings.

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Del E. Webb High Altitude Training Chamber

Arizona State University is one of two universities in the United States that offers altitude chamber training courses related to recognition, treatment, and prevention of hypoxia.

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Head in the clouds? We’ve got a degree for you.

The Aviation Programs offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training. The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country. Combine that with programs that stay on the cutting edge of aviation science and technology, and you have a learning experience second to none.

Contact Aviation

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

Phone: (480) 727-1021
Email: [email protected]

Aviation Program visits are by appointment. Prospective students can schedule an appointment to meet our faculty members, tour the Simulator Building and learn more about degree programs at visit.asu.edu

Why Aviation?

The Aviation Program provides baccalaureate and graduate degree options to a wide population which includes the state of Arizona, and the national and international air transportation community for those who intend to pursue a career in aeronautical management technology and desire a technical education foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and professional development. Faculty expertise supports scholarly activities in the aeronautical profession and service to the profession. View a detailed listing of the Aviation Program goals and objectives.

Program mission statement

The Aviation Program is striving to be nationally recognized as the leading academic program in aeronautical management technology by providing students the highest quality education available in flight, air traffic and aviation management areas at the undergraduate level, and in aeronautical management and aviation human factors at the graduate level.

Air Transportation Management Mission Statement

Air Traffic Management Mission Statement

Professional Flight Mission Statement

Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Statement

Program assessment

The Aviation Program requires that all courses be evaluated at the conclusion of the academic year with enhancements implemented prior to the fall semester. Courses may also be modified between fall and spring semesters as necessary.

Modifications and enhancements to courses and the academic programs are based on input from industry employers, the Aviation Industry Advisory Board (AIAB), evaluation of student achievement by faculty as well as annual assessments conducted by the ASU Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE). Additionally, some changes may also be implemented to conform with Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI) accreditation criteria.

Program Labs

The facilities at ASU Polytechnic campus feature two hypobaric chambers. The larger chamber is used predominantly for training purposes. The other is setup for research studies. Both are operationally flexible in that the rate of decompression can be a gentle climb to altitude or an explosive decompression. Both are capable of altitudes above 75,000 feet.



The aviation program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Student enrollment and graduation data are available at https://engineering.asu.edu/enrollment/.

Professional licensure

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state.

ASU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit the ASU Professional Licensure website for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Aviation Faculty