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Automotive and Aviation

Automotive Technology

SIU Automotive student

We are one of the few universities in the nation to offer a program that is a direct pipeline to the automotive industry. Our bachelor’s degree is designed to provide an environment for students to acquire the professional, research, and technical skills necessary for success in the automotive and related industries.

Aviation Management

Aviation Management student

As air transport continues to expand on an annual basis, new careers are opening for people wanting to be involved in day-to-day operations. We’ve developed a program for aspiring professionals wanting a leadership role in one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. Our aviation management program brings together some of the nation’s top educators to teach in some of the most advanced airline transportation classrooms and training systems in the nation.

Aviation Technologies

Aviation Technology student

Whether it’s general aviation or commercial transport aircraft, the aviation industry requires highly trained technicians to manage hardware, troubleshoot systems, repair airframe structures, and maintain powerplant (engine) systems. We created a program that provides the essential skills and educational experience necessary to thrive in today's competitive environment.

Aviation Flight

SIU Flying Salukis

Your career in aviation as a professional pilot begins with earning an associate’s in aviation science (AAS) degree. Our pilots are in air during their first semester. SIU graduates with a two-year degree find employment as pilots for airlines, the charter industry, government, corporate flight, air ambulance, cargo and freight, and aerial survey. Many students use the degree as a springboard to a bachelor’s, taking their careers to the next level.

Below you can find the program you are interested in and the degrees, minors, and online options offered for that program. You will see some programs have specializations (for undergraduate programs)/ concentrations (for graduate programs) listed. These are focused areas of study.
Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Minor Online
Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance ccertificate Certificate
Airframe Maintenance ccertificate Certificate
Automotive Technology BS    
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems and Diagnostics
  • Automotive, Truck and Equipment Management
Aviation Management BS  MS    
  • Airport Management and Planning
  • Air Traffic Control
Professional Pilot BS        
Aviation Technologies BS    
  • Aircraft Product Support
Aircraft Maintenance BS        
Helicopter Maintenance BS        
Aviation Electronics BS        
Aviation Maintenance management BS        
Aviation Flight AAS        
Powerplant Maintenance ccertificate Certificate