About this Program
In this certificate program, you’ll explore a wide spectrum of theoretical and practical developments in the field of aircraft composite materials and manufacturing. We’ll study manufacturing and quality design techniques, examine constituent materials used in polymer matrix composites and investigate tooling and/or repair technology. Gain the skills and knowledge for working with composites in aircraft manufacturing.
This program is for Boeing employees only. You should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a background in engineering, physics or chemistry. Those who want a refresher course or an introduction to the subject should consider taking Composite Materials Overview for Engineers.
what you'll learn
- Differences between composite and metal materials
- Mechanical and physical properties of constituents
- How to identify major classifications of polymers, fibers and composites
- The quality control approach to composite constituent materials
- Common composite manufacturing tools, processes and terminology
Get Hands-On Experience
- Complete composites lab work at the UW
- Take a field trip to a Boeing composites manufacturing facility (optional)
Choose From Noncredit and Credit Options
By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 graduate credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into a graduate program in the UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering or the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering. To use these credits, you must enroll in the credit version of the certificate program and obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course. Because policies vary, check with your intended degree program to make sure the credits will apply. If you don’t plan to pursue a graduate degree, choose the noncredit offering. See Noncredit & Credit Options.