KU Aerospace Short Courses in San Diego


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KU Aerospace Short Courses in San Diego

San Diego, California

September 18-22, 2023

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San Diego Marriot Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego , California 92108

3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

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.

Early registration deadline: August 4, 2023

Instructor: Josh Sementi
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course provides an overview of aircraft structural external loads analysis including: criteria, design, analysis, fatigue, certification, validation, and testing. It covers CFR Part 25 airplane load requirements and the historical CFR Part 23 requirements which are the basis of the current ASTM standards. These concepts are applicable to many military structural requirements, UAV's, and other experimental or novel configuration aircraft.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for practicing engineers and engineering managers whose responsibilities include aircraft Structures and Loads, either developing Loads, as a recipient of Loads data, or providing input data for Loads analysis.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Aircraft Structural Loads: Criteria, Analysis and Validation

Instructor: Andrew Appleton
September 18-21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

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.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

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

 

Instructor: Jose Mora-Vargas
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course provides a fundamental review of transport airplane regulatory requirements and compliance-finding methodologies associated with cabin safety and crashworthiness regulations on aircraft cabin interior configurations. The course also reviews FAA/EASA criteria to determine the certification bases of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification projects.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for FAA designees, FAA organizational designees/authorized representatives and certification engineers associated with STC cabin interior projects.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

 

Instructor: Willem A.J. Anemaat
September 18-20, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

This course provides a conceptual approach to overall design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) including concepts of operations, communications, payloads, control stations, air vehicles and support. It also covers requirements and architecture development, initial sizing and conceptual-level parametric and spreadsheet assessment of major system elements.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed primarily for practicing conceptual-level design engineers, systems engineers, technologists, researchers, educators and engineering managers. For maximum course benefit, students should have some knowledge of basic aerodynamics and conceptual aircraft design, although it is not mandatory. A basic knowledge of spreadsheet analysis methods is assumed.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,195 (regular registration)

Register for Conceptual Design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

 

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
September 18-22, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

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

 

Instructor: John Tigue
September 18-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday 

This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety. It includes an overview of FAA's airworthiness functions and related organizational structure, along with the FAA's customer principles including process improvement and the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP). The course also examines the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts, including procedural rules and the airworthiness standards, FAA's rulemaking and advisory processes; and FAA's process for airworthiness validation of imported products. Prior certification activity is beneficial, but not required.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in aircraft certification and airworthiness (equipment manufacturers, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and airworthiness authorities) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designees, and FAA organizational Authorized Representatives (ARs).

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

Instructor: Travis L. Dahna
September 18-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

This course will prepare you to develop a thorough FAA certification plan/project specific certification plan (CP/PSCP) that meets the requirements of Order 8110.4C associated with new type certification projects. Tools for developing a robust compliance checklist (CCL) and the use of appropriate means of compliance will be discussed in detail, including the necessary sections, required information and how to define the appropriate documentation supporting those means of compliance. You will utilize the outline and sample template of a certification plan, which can be crafted to meet your project's specific needs. You will also become familiar with the requirements and activities associated with an FAA conformity plan.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those actively involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers,suppliers and ODA personnel) including airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.

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

Register for FAA Type Certification Plan Development

 

Instructor: Michael H. Jenkins
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems

 

Instructor: George Cusimano and Greg Lewis
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course provides an introduction to and definition of the basic flight test process, application of engineering principles to flight test and description of common flight test practices, along with an introduction to the flight test discipline. The course is embellished with a variety of examples from completed flight test programs.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all levels of engineers and managers in industry working on flight test projects, military and civil project engineers, test pilots and flight test engineers, government research laboratory personnel and FAA and other regulatory agency engineers. It is ideally suited for engineers and managers from other disciplines who are moving into the flight test discipline for the first time or who must interact with flight test engineers regularly on a given project.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Flight Test Principles and Practices

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art propulsion issues specific to UAVs and general aviation aircraft, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, principles of operation, systems, components, performance and efficiencies.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators, research and development engineers from NASA, FAA, and other government agencies.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft

Instructor: Dennis Philpot
September 18-22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course is designed for the practicing engineer who has an interest in the various aspects of stress analysis in aerospace structural-mechanical design and would like to enhance his or her expertise in this important field. The approach taken in this course is to start with a strong theoretical foundation and then build upon that foundation with practical applications that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace. In this manner, both the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques are presented as well as the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry. The subject-matter difficulty level is intermediate.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?
  • Design engineers who would like to become more familiar with the techniques and modern practices of stress analysis to help them be more efficient and productive in their work.
  • Mechanical engineers who have been out of college for a while and need to become more knowledgeable in the area of stress analysis due to a particular job assignment or new career opportunity that requires expertise in analyzing structures.
  • Department managers whose staff are involved in stress analysis work.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Stress Analysis for Aerospace Structures

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