Course Detail: MGM-2500 - Airport Planning and Design [MGM 2500]

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Overview

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Airport Planning and Design course covers the essential elements of current U.S. and international airport planning and design trends, including airport master planning, layout plans, geometric design and layout of the airfield and terminal facilities.

Students will also learn about obstruction analysis, signage and lighting, forecasting, airside and landside interface, and capacity and delay effects. Environmental planning, such as hazardous wildlife attractants, airport noise and compatible land use, is covered as well. This course may be taken individually or toward satisfaction of Embry-Riddle's Airport Planning, Design and Development professional education certificate program requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for those who specialize in airport planning, those who manage a functional area within airport design or management, and anyone whose career necessitates an understanding of the design and development of airports, including:

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  • Air traffic controllers and management staff
  • Airline managers
  • Airport operations managers (including airside and landside development)
  • Airport planners
  • Airport planning consultants
  • Aviation/airport directors
  • FAA airport district office directors and staff
  • National, regional and local agencies and associations directing and managing airport planning and design efforts
  • State aviation planners
  • State Department of Transportation representatives and staff

Course Objectives

After completing this course students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of airport planning and design in the following areas:

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.


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