M.S. in Airworthiness Engineering

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Master of Science in Airworthiness Engineering (MSAWE

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.

Admissions Requirements:

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 502Airworthiness Process and Procedures3
SYSE 505System Safety and Certification3
UASE 501Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design3
AWEN 510Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles3
MATH 546Application-Based Advanced Engineering Mathematics3
AWEN 552Continued Airworthiness3
AWEN 690Graduate Research Project3
or PMGT 652 Concepts and Practices of Project Management
Total Credits21


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
Engineering Management
Management Science
Supply Chain Management
Engineering Economic Analysis
Systems Engineering
System Requirements Analysis and Modeling
System Architecture Design and Modeling
System Quality Assurance
Total Degree Requirements30

Estimated Cost of Attendance