Certificate in Modern Aircraft Structures

Analyze and Design Cutting-Edge Aircraft


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost: TBD

Next start date:

September 2023

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About this Program

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll undertake an in-depth study of aircraft design and analysis. You’ll strengthen your core structures competencies and explore the technology of advanced materials, rapidly evolving manufacturing technologies, modern design and analysis trends.

We’ll study the field's most important aspects and the latest developments in areas like classical and finite element methods, and fatigue and fracture mechanics. Alongside your professional peers, you’ll develop design and analysis projects that expand your knowledge and practical skills. This program covers a diverse range of disciplines including structures, flight sciences, loads, manufacturing, liaison and fleet support. In addition to homework and exams, you’ll complete individual and team design projects.


This program is open to Boeing employees only. It is geared to those involved in a range of disciplines, including structures, flight science, loads, manufacturing, liaison and fleet support. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a background in mechanics of materials.

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what you'll learn

  • Design philosophy, criteria and its evolution
  • Fundamentals of thin-wall structural analysis and design
  • Classical, empirical and computational methods
  • How to create aircraft structures and joints
  • Best practices for durability, fail safety and damage tolerance


You’ll expand your practical skills in modern aircraft structural design through individual and team design projects.


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Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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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