Restricted Operations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

For the safety of our community, UWPCE has restricted operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For more information, see our FAQ

Aircraft Composite Materials


Course Details

About this Course

This is the first course in the Certificate in Aircraft Composite Materials & Manufacturing. This course provides engineers with a strong and relevant understanding of aircraft composite materials and the qualities that differentiate them from metal materials. Learn how to identify major classifications of polymers, fibers and composites. Understand typical mechanical and physical properties of constituents and examine major fiber product forms. Gain knowledge of the quality control approach to composite constituent materials. In interactive class sessions designed for Boeing engineers, develop knowledge and skill in composite materials that will contribute to your professional success.

Topics include:

  • Fibers
  • Matrix
  • Micro-mechanical behavior of composites
  • Interfaces
  • Fiber surface treatments (use of sizes, coupling agents, etc.)
  • Fillers and other additives
  • Incorporation of fibers into matrix
  • Environmental effects
  • Quality control

Program Overview

To earn this certificate, you must complete the first two courses and either the third or fourth course.


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

  Stay up to date with emails featuring career tips, event invitations and program updates.       Sign Up Now