Master of Science in
As a recognized leader in aviation and airworthiness education, Embry-Riddle offers a master’s degree in Airworthiness Engineering designed to prepare graduates for a successful career certifying and testing aircraft systems, parts, and products.
This online graduate degree for students who already have a degree in a related engineering field features a curriculum that provides a favorable balance of practical and experience-based training using the most current techniques and tools available and is designed to be completed in 30 months.
Our expert faculty have extensive industry experience and provide students first-hand knowledge, enthusiasm and guidance.
Students augment their engineering and science background with studies in Airworthiness Process and Procedures, Systems Safety and Certification, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design, Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles, Application-based Advanced Engineering Mathematics, and the Application of the Safety Management System (SMS) within Airworthiness Engineering.
Studies also include electives in Aerospace Engineering and Management.
This distinctive curriculum paves the way to a career in airworthiness engineering, opening the door to become an FAA-approved Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) or a Designated Engineering Representative (DER).
About Airworthiness Engineering at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Advance your Airworthiness career with this first-ever degree – now available at your convenience
For professionals working in engineering as well as those who dream of a career in this exciting industry, Embry-Riddle’s Airworthiness Engineering master’s program is the field’s first degree of its kind. Now for the first time, you can earn this esteemed degree entirely online, from the comfort of your home.
Gain the skills to guide cutting-edge developments and certifications
Based on the same curriculum used by our well-known Daytona Beach campus and taught by the same renowned professors, the MSAWE will prepare you to participate in and even lead cutting-edge research, innovation and development.
You will enhance your scientific background in the areas of airworthiness, systems safety, and unmanned systems design, as well as explore the challenges facing military and commercial aircraft and spacecraft design, development, and certification. You will develop the skills needed to conquer the obstacles and spearhead the leap into the next new innovation.
Master your field while maintaining your career
With this flexible online platform, you can interact with professors and students on your schedule, from anywhere in the world. And because the classes can be taken at your convenience within the term, you will not suffer career and family disruptions. No commute, no rigid classroom hours, and no demanding schedule. It is education designed around your work and life schedules.
Join a world-renowned institution
Since our founding, we’ve provided an unsurpassed education in the aeronautical industry and have established partnerships with key players in the aviation, airworthiness and engineering fields. You’ll have the opportunity to become part of a network of nearly 137,000 alumni working for some of the world’s most innovative companies.
The core of the Airworthiness Engineering program was crafted to augment the individual student’s engineering and science background. It will initially focus on the entire airworthiness process from inception to certification.
- Study the airworthiness process and procedures
- Analyze system safety and certification
- Study the design of unmanned aircraft systems
- Learn airworthiness engineering principles
- Apply advanced engineering mathematics
- Practice applying the Safety Management System (SMS) in airworthiness applications
- Conduct graduate-level research or program management
Program updated effective January, 1, 2021
The Master of Science in Airworthiness Engineering (MSAWE) degree program will educate participants in the foundational elements of airworthiness engineering as they apply to aerospace vehicle certification, comprehensively exploring relevant civil and military airworthiness requirements to provide an understanding of the implications and impact on manned, unmanned, and other innovative vehicle systems.
Official transcript(s) from the accredited degree conferring institution(s) and transcripts reflecting graduate level coursework.
- Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Math, OR an ABET accredited (EAC) Engineering degree; exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
EXCEPTIONS: Applicants who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission may be considered for conditional admission under circumstances determined by the Admissions Office or Program Chair. Applicants will be required to submit the following documentation in addition to official transcripts:
Resume outlining work experience, education, relevant activities or awards
Statement of Objective, to include:
- A description of the applicant's reasons for wishing to do graduate work in the field chosen.
- A description of the applicant's interests and background.
- A description of the applicant's long term professional goals, defining how Embry-Riddle's program supports those interests and goals.
3 Letters of Recommendation, with at least two letters from recent instructors, if available; otherwise, professional references will be considered.
|AWEN 502||Airworthiness Process and Procedures||3|
|SYSE 505||System Safety and Certification||3|
|UASE 501||Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design||3|
|AWEN 510||Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles||3|
|MATH 546||Application-Based Advanced Engineering Mathematics||3|
|AWEN 552||Continued Airworthiness||3|
|AWEN 690||Graduate Research Project||3|
|or PMGT 652||Concepts and Practices of Project Management|
|Electives: (9 credit hours) Choose one of the following concentrations.||9|
|Strength and Fatigue of Materials|
|Aircraft Structural Dynamics|
|Introduction to the Finite Element Method|
|Supply Chain Management|
|Engineering Economic Analysis|
|System Requirements Analysis and Modeling|
|System Architecture Design and Modeling|
|System Quality Assurance|
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
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