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Aerospace Short Course Program Online Courses

Advance your knowledge, skills and career

Take advantage of high-quality and engaging live online professional development. Our online Aerospace Short Courses include our highest demand topics and the latest innovations in the field. Enroll now to prepare for your next project or next role!

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Benefits of Live-Online Courses

  • Learn the same content as attending a face-to-face version of the course
  • Learn from industry-expert instructors
  • Engage with industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in just a few weeks
  • Eliminate travel costs and concerns
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Online Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Click on any course title below to see the course description, and click on the blue button at the bottom of the course description to get additional course details and to register for the course.

The following courses are currently open for public registration. They are also available for online delivery at your organization.

Upcoming Courses

Instructor: Andrew Appleton
October 31 - November 23, 2022
This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 6:30pm US Central Time.

This introductory course will provide attendees with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Human System Integration (HSI) to their daily work. Attendees will attain familiarity with and trust in HFE/HSI principles and practices to consider and implement at their workplace. This understanding will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to inject HFE/HSI at an early stage in the life cycle of their aeronautical products and systems. Doing so will produce a safer, user-centered product that can lower the cost of the product over the entire course of its life cycle.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who Should Attend?

Aeronautical product designers, aeronautical system specialist engineers, aviation system safety specialists, aircraft occupant safety specialists and airworthiness program managers.

$1,895 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Application of Human Factors Engineering to the Life Cycle Management of Aeronautical Products and Systems

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
November 7 - December 5, 2022
This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 10:00pm US Central Time. Four discussion sessions will also be held live online on Thursdays (November 10, November 17 and December 1, 2022) and Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.

This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Class participants are walked through the evolution of the safety rule and specific techniques for compliance through a comprehensive look at the regulations and current regulatory guidance. In-depth reviews of industry standards in system safety such as SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A, and ASTM F3230-17 followed by exercises, examples, and class discussions strengthens the students understanding of safety for compliance. By the end of the class, students gain the ability to develop meaningful system safety requirements, design safety compliant systems and equipment, and improve their skills in developing system safety compliance documentation.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the regulatory compliance aspects of system safety. It is specifically designed for Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), ODA Unit Members (UM), system safety engineers, engineering leadership, and military personnel procuring civil equipment.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification 

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
January 17 - February 14, 2023
This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:30pm US Central Time.

This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification. Student teams will review FAA Advisory Circulars and present practical applications of the information in a simulation of the EWIS certification process. EWIS requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

Register for Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

Instructor: Albert Helfrick
June 5 - June 23, 2023
This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 2:00pm US Central Time.

This course provides a very broad overview of avionics. It covers the historical evolution of the avionics industry and usage of avionics to the present day. You will learn why avionics is what it is today, in addition to understanding how it works. The course covers legacy systems still in use and the latest state-of-the-art systems currently being installed. The avionics environment is an important part of this course. In the context of this course, "environment" refers not only to the physical environment of pressure, temperature, vibration, etc. but the regulatory environment. Systems are an important part of this course, and system communications and assessment are covered. This course introduces you to the unique language of avionics (abbreviations, terms and acronyms) and connects these terms to the systems they represent.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for engineers and technicians involved with avionics but may not have attended formal courses in avionics. It would also suit those who work in a specific area of avionics and who would benefit from learning the latest developments in areas outside of their discipline or a brush-up on basics.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

Register for Fundamental Avionics

Instructor: Wayne Stout
October 10 - October 28, 2022
This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 1:30pm US Central Time.

This course covers fundamental design issues, along with analysis and design methodologies for aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems. Topics include design requirements, component description and operation, component and system math modeling, component sizing, system layout rationale, system sizing and airframe integration. The course emphasizes the fundamentals and necessary engineering tools (both analytical and otherwise) needed to understand and design aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems. Practical examples and actual systems are presented and discussed throughout the class.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for system- and component-level engineers and managers, including airframe, vendor, industry and government. It is also designed for educators involved with aerospace mechanical systems.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

Register for Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems

The following courses are available for online delivery at your organization.

For more information, contact Marina Enclarde at professionalprograms@ku.edu.

Additional short courses are in development, and will be listed here when available. Check back soon!


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