Aviation Degree Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are what a given curriculum actually achieves in relation to educational objectives. Aeronautics degree program outcomes describe what students should be able to do by the time of graduation from the Aeronautics program.

The Aeronautics degree concentrations must demonstrate that graduates have:

  • the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation- related disciplines
  • an ability to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively, including both written and oral communication skills
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
  • an understanding of the national and international aviation environment
  • an ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
  • an ability to apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Additional Documents

To learn more about what students in aviation degree programs can expect from their education at SLU’s Parks College, read the following documents:

Assessment of the Department’s Undergraduate Degree Program

Since 1916, Saint Louis University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly known as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools). The HLC regularly monitors overall institutional quality and integrity, and is focused on ensuring that SLU meets its educational objectives consonant with our University mission. A key element of the HLC’s oversight is monitoring and offering support for the improvement of our educational assessment efforts. SLU’s transparent reporting of our assessment processes, results, and - perhaps most important - what we learn from our results to inform positive change, are all critical to the HLC’s understanding (and their assessment) of SLU’s institutional performance.  It is for this purpose that the Department of Aviation Science performs an annual assessment of its academic program in Aeronautics.  The department submits its annual assessment report to stakeholders such as students, staff, and faculty, the department’s Industry Advisory Board, and to the University’s Provost Office.

Additionally, the department is required to perform an assessment of its academic program annually for accreditation purposes through the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).  This process ensures that professional programs achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and public they serve.

A copy of the department’s assessment plan for its B.S. in Aeronautics degree and its most recent annual assessment report can be found on the Saint Louis University Provost Office website at:  https://www.slu.edu/the-office-of-the-provost/assessment-of-student-learning/program-level-assessment/parks-college-of-engineering-aviation-and-technology.