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Airworthiness Engineering (AWEN)

Courses

AWEN 502  Airworthiness Process and Procedures  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to Airworthiness concepts. Overview of Civil and Military organizational structures in aircraft certification all types. Roles and Responsibilities of the different types of FAA Representatives. FAA rule-making, advisory process, production rules, certification procedures, Exemptions, and Special Conditions. Types of Airworthiness Approvals: Commercial, Military Derivative Aircraft. Roles and Responsibilities of the different Military Aviation Authorities. Military certification procedures, Non-Compliances, civil & military risk acceptance.

AWEN 510  Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles  3 Credits (3,0)

Guiding, physical and scientific principles related to the definitions of airworthiness requirements of aircraft are studied. A general treatment of flight dynamics, mission operations, maintenance and the life cycle environments are studied as they relate to established criteria used in airworthiness certification requirements for crewed and uncrewed air vehicle systems. The approach is foundational, adding substance to the qualitative nature of MIL-HDBK-516C while exploring the relevant military and civilian specifications such as the Joint Service Specification Guides (JSSG) and Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations as they apply in the formulation of an air system's airworthiness certification basis. Principles of aircraft mission definition, systems and components design, substantiation, validation, manufacture and serviceability are addressed.
Prerequisites: AWEN 502 and UASE 501 and SYSE 505

AWEN 552  Continued Airworthiness  3 Credits (3,0)

Activities necessary to ensure continuing safety of flight, reliability, and dependability. Principles and requirements for establishing plans and instructions of all maintenance and sustainment actions needed to accomplish the same in order to assure the continuing airworthiness of an air-system throughout its life cycle. Efforts needed for ensuring the continued airworthiness of existing air-systems when modified, altered, or upgraded from its approved certified condition, building upon the fundamental concepts covered in prerequisite courses. Commercial, military, domestic, and foreign airworthiness requirements; incorporating airworthiness into project planning for air-systems; proper identification of hazards; risk assessment, modeling, and mitigation; and the role of airworthiness within Safety Management Systems.
Prerequisites: AWEN 502 and AWEN 510 and MATH 546 and SYSE 505 and UASE 501

AWEN 690  Graduate Research Project  3 Credits (3,0)

This capstone course provides students with a project-based opportunity to apply the needed precepts and notions of airworthiness certification. The student will complete a project that provides significant evidence of experience in airworthiness studies. Students will work with designated faculty to formulate, develop, and complete the project. The completion of this capstone course is designed to document significant evidence that all Program Outcomes have been met and provides the student evidence of experience to show to current and prospective employers. This capstone course will be taken as the last class in the student's degree program.
Prerequisites: AWEN 502 AWEN 510 AWEN 552 UASE 501 SYSE 505 MATH 546