Avionics, or aviation electronics, is a general term for all electrical equipment used in missiles, aircraft and spacecraft. Avionics encompasses components the pilot directly uses, such as navigation, weather radar, and radio communication equipment. In addition, avionics also comprises other electronic systems not directly used by the pilot that control and monitor flight and engine performance.
Course of Avionics aims to study aviation electronics together with navigation and instrumentation systems. Avionics degree programs prepare students for careers as avionics technicians, who install, maintain and repair an aircraft's electrical components.
Students learn electrical theory, circuits, technical diagrams, industry regulations and electronic communications.Studies typically combine classroom instruction with simulated lab exercises wherein students receive hands-on training on aircraft instrumentation.