University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
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Take advantage of high-quality and engaging live online professional development. Online aerospace 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 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

Online Course Schedule & Registration

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

 
Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

Instructor: Mario Asselin
October 18 - 22, 2021
This course meets daily (Monday - Friday) from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. US Central Time

This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for aeronautical engineers in the design or flight test departments, educators, aircrews with engineering background, and military personnel involved in managing fleets of 14 CFR Part 25 (FAR 25) certified aircraft.

Early Registration fee: $1,995
Registration fee: $2,195 *for registrations received within 7 days for course start date

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Introduction to RTCA DO-160 Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
November 2 - December 2, 2021
This course meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. US Central Time.

Course Description

This is an introductory class, designed to educate engineers of all disciplines (hardware design engineers, test engineers, certification engineers, program managers, project engineers and laboratory employees) in the aspects of DO-160 as it pertains to equipment qualification in support of aircraft certification. For system and hardware engineers, the intent is to educate and empower them to develop equipment designs that are compliant with DO-160 by design, and avoid expensive redesigns to correct issues found late in the development cycle during test. For test engineers, it is intended to assist them to properly develop test plans for their products. Certification engineers, program managers and project engineers will gain knowledge in the process and requirements of conducting the testing. Laboratory employees will learn the details of each DO-160 section and the requirements for certification. For each test section of DO-160, we discuss the purpose, adverse effects and categories. We also provide a high-level, step-by-step guide through the test procedure and design considerations for passing the test. A high-level review of related FAA advisory material and certification requirements will be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This class is designed for all engineering disciplines, program and project management employees, certification employees, and test lab personnel responsible for developing qualification requirements for airborne electronic equipment.

Early Registration fee: $1,995
Registration fee: $2,195 *for registrations received within 7 days for course start date

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Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
November 29 - December 15, 2021
This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. US Central Time.

Course Description

This course will discuss the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) rule. This rule requires design approval holders (DAH) and applicants to develop instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) consisting of maintenance and inspection tasks, intervals, and procedures for the representative airplane's electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for each affected type design.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, EWIS and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Maintenance and inspection managers, operators and aircraft managers should also attend.

Early Registration fee: $1,595
Registration fee: $1,795 *for registrations received within 7 days for course start date

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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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