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Certificate in Modern Aircraft Structures

Analyze and Design Cutting-Edge Aircraft


Program Details

  • Location: TBD
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $9,250

Next start date:

September 2020

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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 and modern design trends. We’ll study the field's most important aspects and the latest developments in areas like design philosophy, trade studies, external and internal loads, materials, design values, strength and stability, durability and damage tolerance. Learn the ins and outs of the structure of modern aircraft. 


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, liasion 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

  • Fundamentals of thin-wall structural analysis and design
  • Classical, empirical and computational methods
  • Fatigue and fracture analysis
  • Finite element method (FEM) theory and applications
  • Metallics, composites and how to select materials


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

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


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

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