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Certificate in Aircraft Composite Structural Analysis & Design

Learn the Essentials of Composite Aircraft Design

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $10,175

Next start date:

October 6, 2020

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About this Program


In this three-course certificate program, we’ll explore state-of-the-art methods in aircraft composite design. You’ll learn how to apply carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) to aircraft structures to improve performance and reduce weight. We’ll cover all the major areas of the field, including mechanics, materials, analysis methods and design aspects. Develop the ability and knowledge to produce cutting-edge designs and analysis.

designed for

This program is for Boeing employees only. You should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a background in mechanics of materials.

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what you'll learn

  • Composite fundamentals, including tooling and manufacturing processes, composite fabrication practice, structural testing, and inspection and repair
  • Analysis methods for composite laminates
  • Damage-tolerant design and repair design
  • Design methodologies for composite aircraft parts, including design for manufacturing, preliminary design and detail design
  • CAD modeling of composite parts and fuselage structural optimization

Hands-On Experience

You’ll have the opportunity to work in a UW composites lab.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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