Online Courses

Learn where it is convenient for you, while getting the training and development you need to be successful through KU's aerospace online short courses.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are comprised of an unmanned vehicle (UAV), a manned control element(s), and various data and control links. Although unmanned, the vehicle is still an aircraft and must be tested with the same rigor and precision as manned systems. However, being "unmanned" and being part of an integrated system, UAVs demand unique flight test approaches that present corresponding challenges.


November 2-6, 2020, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
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.


November 30, 2020 to December 16, 2020, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
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.


January 18, 2021 to February 15, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
This OT&E course is designed to introduce students to the language, processes and assorted tools to estimate, plan, accomplish risk assessment, provision, conduct, analyze and report on operational tests.
NOTE: The October 5-15, 2020, offering of this course was cancelled.


February 1-19, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
In this course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of transport aircraft. What aerodynamic phenomena play a role in the exterior design of a wing, a cockpit or an engine intake? What is the effect of aerodynamic add-ons such as vortex generators, fairings or winglets? What are the advantages and penalties of wing sweep, and how can the penalties be mitigated by the aerodynamic design of the wing? These are some of the questions this course addresses.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course covers the meteorology and physics of aircraft icing. Topics include forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems, and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of aircraft structures. Course content includes design criteria, structural design concepts, loads and load paths, metallic and composite materials, static strength, buckling and crippling, durability and damage tolerance, practical design considerations, certification and repair. Analysis exercises and a design project are included to better involve students in the learning process.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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Participants in this course learn an overview of airplane static and dynamic stability and control theory and applications as well as classical control theory and applications to airplane control systems. An overview of flying qualities and regulations is included.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course reviews the fundamentals of developing and assessing electronic components to the standard RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The course also provides insight into the FAA's review process and guidance along with practical keys for successful development and certification. Practical exercises and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course discusses the concepts of aircraft ground and flight testing that may be required to ensure that aircraft level systems are safe for operation when exposed to the effects of electromagnetic effects (EME), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning, precipitation static (P-static), and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs).
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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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.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation. >
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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.

Plan to devote five continuous weeks of study to this online course, which will include readings, review of RTCA DO-160G and DO-357 documents, discussion posts, live discussion sessions, weekly learning summaries and progression toward your course project.
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We can bring this course directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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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.
This course is available for online delivery directly to your organization. Contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal today. 


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