Certificate of Study in
Airworthiness Engineering

Airworthiness is an ever-evolving field that integrates many complex aspects to determine flight safety. In the last five years alone, airworthiness has changed dramatically, creating a critical need for timely education and expertise.

Recognizing a gap in this knowledge base, Embry-Riddle and the Northrop Grumman Corporation have joined efforts to create a Certificate of Study in Airworthiness Engineering (CSAE) graduate program designed to formally prepare students for this specialty.

The first of its kind in the U.S., the CSAE program was recognized by the Engineer’s Council with the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award. Its vision is to build a stronger airworthiness skill set by creating a formalized and comprehensive airworthiness curriculum.


About Airworthiness Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Certificate of Study in Airworthiness Engineering is a 15-month program based at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus that blends live and recorded online coursework. The specialized technical curriculum is designed to address principles of airworthiness engineering - including design, development, certification, production, operation and maintenance of air systems.

Students will gain an education in the overall mission, flight dynamics, operations, and airworthiness lifecycles in both civil and military contexts, while also exploring applicable engineering and scientific principles associated with mission airframes, propulsion systems and operational implications that create airworthy designs.

In addition to the certificate, students earn 12 graduate-level credits, which can be applied toward a master’s degree at the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach or Worldwide campus.

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SYS 505

System Safety and Certification


AWE 502

Airworthiness Process and Procedures



Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Design


AWE 510

Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles


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Degree Summary

12 Credits

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