|MASL-CE: Civil Engineer School|
ENG 550 - Airfield Pavement Rehabilitative Design and Maintenance
This course includes theory, principles and techniques for rehabilitation design which includes reconstruction, overlays, maintenance, repair, and management of flexible and rigid pavement systems.
ENV 021 - Introduction to Installation Restoration Program (IRP)
This course provides both the theory and an explanation of the management philosophy behind the various aspects of the IRP to provide integrated education to familiarize students with the requirements, procedures, and responsibilities of the program.
ENV 417 - Environmental Restoration Project Management
This course delineates project management for the environmental restoration process from problem identification through completion of the remedial action.
ENV 531 - Air Quality Management
This course provides discussions of technical and regulatory issues appropriate for the installation level air quality manager. Topics include compliance, emission inventories & processes, sampling & analysis, permitting, pollution prevention and waste reduction strategy, control technology, aerospace NESHAPS, the conformity and risk management rules, and ODCs. A limited number of problem solving exercises are included. Students and instructors are from all services.
ENV 541 - Water Quality
This course provides discussions of technical and regulatory issues about water quality compliance and is appropriate for installation level environmental personnel. Major subject areas are wastewater, storm water and drinking water. Specific topics include permitting requirements, wastewater treatment systems; discharge sampling, analysis, and reporting; sewer system evaluation; and storm water program development for Phase I & II regulated activities such as construction, industrial and storm sewer collection systems. Drinking water topics include source water assessment; consumer confidence reporting; water vulnerability assessments; wellhead protection; and backflow prevention. The course also provides a detailed discussion of program management issues such as funding, project programming, and electronic databases. Problem solving, group exercises are included in the course. Students and instructors are from all services.
MGT 101 - Introduction to the Base Civil Engineer Organization Course
This course provides personnel entering the civil engineer career field familiarization of Air Force CE organization, management systems, techniques, processes, and operations. The course also includes a general overview of CE organizational structure, work requirements and resources, information management, and in-service versus contract work.
|MASL-DL: Graduate Certificate Program in Systems Engineering (Structural Reliability)|
MECH 505 - Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis and Mechanics
This course covers fundamental aspects of structural analysis useful for understanding the response characteristics of aircraft/ spacecraft components and materials. Topics include definitions and applications of stress, stiffness, strength, environmental aspects, failure analysis, impact response, fatigue and fracture, and relevant algorithms. Both metallic and nonmetallic materials and their composites are included. All these aspects are related to tools development for optimum design, residual life evaluation, hazard detection, information evaluation and risk management. This class is open to ENV systems engineering students. 4 credit hours
SENG 520 - Systems Engineering Design
This course provides a broad introduction to Systems Engineering and the structured approach necessary for the design of complex systems. The formulation of systems problems and approach to their solution will be emphasized. Basic mathematical techniques available to the systems engineer are presented. The requirements-driven design process will be illustrated through the review of past design efforts and application to problems of current interest. Additional topics covering decision analysis tools for trade studies will be covered. As part of the Systems Engineering Design, structural reliability track is complemented by SENG 585, reliability in systems design, SENG 685, reliability engineering, and MECH 505, aircraft structural analysis and mechanics. Prerequisites: None. 4 credit hours
SENG 585 - Reliability in Systems Design
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the probabilistic models and statistical methods used by reliability engineers. This first course gives basic definitions and terminology, investigates parametric lifetime models, non-parametric methods, and coherent systems analysis. Markov analysis techniques and an introduction to repairable system analysis are introduced. Emphasis will be placed on using these mathematical tools to models RAM as a dynamic process, develop test plans, perform graphical and statistical inference, as well as model product improvement the development process. Prereq: SENG 520, 4 credit hours
SENG 685 - Reliability Engineering
This course is a continuation of SENG 585. This course introduces the students to some advanced reliability modeling and statistical analysis techniques. The student will be introduced to a variety of statistical inference procedures. Topics include sequential procedures, Bayesian procedures, and parameter estimation with covariates. Some of the specialized reliability models introduced in SENG 585 will be examined in more detail. In particular, competing risks, accelerated life, and proportional hazard models will be discussed. The final third of the course will focus on strategies currently being used to optimize the design of systems using the most cost effective combination of design parameters under uncertainty. Electrical circuits, mechanical structures, and manufacturing processes will be used as examples. Prereq: SENG 585, 4 credit hours
SENG 797 - Certificate Capstone Project
An investigation or preliminary design on a topic of current Air Force interest is selected. The individual or team develops a proposal and conducts the investigation. A formal written report and oral presentation are prepared by the individual or group and provided to the sponsoring organization, as required. This class is for Systems Engineering Certificate students and is a single quarter in length. This course focuses on an appropriately scoped project to apply and demonstrate mastery of one or more aspects of the SE Certificate coursework. Prerequisites: SENG 520 and SENG 585. 4 credit hours
|MASL: Graduate School or Engineering & Management|
Aeronautical Engineering (PHD)
Students are admitted to a study leading toward the PhD degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Materials Science or Space Systems with concentration in one of the three major divisions of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Graduate Aeronautical Engineering (GAE) program is designed to provide aeronautical engineering specialists for the Air Force. Such positions may range from requiring very detailed and advanced level work in a specific discipline to broad responsibilities requiring interaction among many disciplines and technical organizations.
Air and Space Systems Engineering \ Systems Engineering (12-month program)
This program is designed to develop a student's capability to apply sound systems engineering (SE) principles to satisfy a customer's needs through the conceptualization, design, modeling, testing, implementation, and operation of a working system. The officer applying for this program must be a field grade officer (FGO). This program takes mid level officers with traditional engineering backgrounds (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, etc.) and produces graduates who can effectively use the tools and techniques of both systems science and traditional engineering to analyze large and complex problems and concepts, design feasible solutions, and select an appropriate solution. In order to best meet the needs of our customers, students take a core set of SE courses, choose a specialty track typically in Space Systems, Aeronautical Weapon Systems, or Command and Control Systems, and complete a sponsored group Capstone project. The program is offered by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management (AFIT/ENY), 2950 Hobson Way, Bldg 640, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765, Commercial 1-937-255-3069.
Applied Mathematics (PHD)
The aim of the doctoral program is to provide comprehensive knowledge of existing theory and how it applies to problems in science and engineering along with the opportunity to extend the world's knowledge significantly beyond those bounds. The education aims to produce an applied mathematician with the ability to develop new theoretical results and apply them as the need arises.
The aim of this master's degree program is to provide a balanced foundational education in mathematical and statistical analysis, an understanding of appropriate applications of the theory, and some depth in an area of specialization. The student will specialize in analysis, statistics, or numerical analysis by taking three courses within the specialty area.
Applied Physics (PHD)
This program provides each student with a broad, graduate level foundation in applied physics with a focus on one of two educational tracks: engineering physics or space physics. Laboratory techniques and computational methods are emphasized in both tracks providing a balanced exposure to experimental and theoretical practices. Concentration in the two tracks is as follows: 1. The engineering physics track concentrates on the areas of optics, lasers, solid state physics and plasmas. Emphasis is placed on the characterization, design and use of a variety of lasers and optical systems employed as directed energy weapons, pointing, tracking and imaging devices, and in surveillance and countermeasure applications. 2. The space physics track encompasses the variations in the earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere and the subsequent effects of the space environment on the propagation of electromagnetic waves, communications, space operations and manned space flight. An understanding of solar effects on the near-earth environment and ramifications on military operation is achieved. In both tracks, emphasis is placed on applying basic physical principles together with current state of the art computational and experimental techniques to Air Force problems.
The PhD program in Applied Physics has specialization available in lasers, optics and optical systems, optical processing, remote sensing and signature analysis, semiconductor physics and devices, photonics, plasma physics and processing, and chemical physics.
Astronautical Engineering (PHD)
Students are admitted to a study leading toward the PhD degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Materials Science or Space Systems with concentration in one of the three major divisions of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Graduate Astronautical Engineering (GA) program is designed to provide astronautical engineering specialists for the Air Force.
Computer Engineering (MSCE) Computer Systems/Grad
In the Computer Engineering (GCE) program, the student is provided with the challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student's desires, background, and future responsibilities. The student selects from a variety of specialties which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to study emerging technology and its application for solving problems. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and in the thesis research.
Computer Engineering (PHD)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers doctoral programs of study in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering that lead to the award of a PhD.
The Cost Analysis (GCA) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively estimate program resources within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force (USAF) acquisition management community. The curriculum integrates a strong foundation in quantitative concepts and techniques with specific DoD and USAF cost-related topics and knowledge to prepare students to contribute effectively in a variety of complex and challenging roles within the military acquisition system. The curriculum includes courses in cost management, econometrics, quantitative decision making, economics, forecasting, cost estimating, finance, and lifecycle-costing.
Electrical Engineering (PHD)
In the GE program, the student is provided with the challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student's desires, background, and future responsibilities. The student selects from a variety of specialties which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to study emerging technology and its application for solving problems. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and the thesis research.
In the Electrical Engineering (GE) program, the student is provided with the challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student's desires, background, and future responsibilities. The student selects from a variety of specialties which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to study emerging technology and its application for solving problems. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and the thesis research.
This PhD program places emphasis on the areas of lasers, optics and optical systems, optical processing, remote sensing and signature analysis, laser beam propagation and control, and photonics.
Electro-optics is a multi-disciplinary field requiring a background in both electrical and optical engineering. Thus the Electro-Optics program combines study in an area of electrical engineering coupled with an in-depth knowledge of optics and laser technology. The course work in this program is in the areas of electrical engineering, optical and laser physics, photonics and electro-optical devices. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental knowledge to the design, development, test and evaluation of Air Force systems.
Engineering & Environmental/Grad
The Engineering Management (GEM) program provides Air Force career professionals with relevant graduate education in the management of base, infrastructure, and facility resources and processes consistent with future duties across the spectrum of the Civil Engineer's mission. The curriculum expands typical engineering management programs to enable the student to incorporate environmental impact constraints into the decision-making process. The GEM Educational Objectives are to provide graduates who can manage base, infrastructure, and facility resources (people, financial resources, property, environmental resources, and information) and processes (contracting, construction, design, strategic planning, risk management, organizational behavior, property management, environmental management, occupational safety, acquisition, community planning, privatization, and legal processes (human resource law, contract law, and business law)) consistent with future duties across the spectrum of the Civil Engineer's mission. The Environmental Engineering and Science (GES) Program was designed to provide Air Force career professionals with relevant graduate education in the principles of environmental engineering and science. The GES program was also developed in coordination with an Industrial Hygiene Degree currently offered at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.
Industrial Hygiene (GIH)
This is a 22-month degree program. The mission of the graduate Industrial Hygiene program is to provide ethical, technically-competent environment, safety, and occupational health (ESOH) professionals the ability to participate in, recognize, evaluate, and recommend feasible control strategies for chemical, biological, and physical health hazards at Air Force, sister service, civilian, and foreign industrial and community environments. The curriculum integrates civilian and military-specific industrial and environmental laws, regulations, hazards, and concerns, and empowers the student to solve both deployed and garrison ESOH issues. The Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, offers Masters of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Engineering and Science programs to all US citizens. AFIT also offers the programs to military andDefense Departmentgovernment civilians of our foreign allies. Both programs are offered by the Institute’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Department of Systems and Engineering Management. The Industrial Hygiene program provides relevant graduate education in the disciplines of industrial hygiene across the spectrum of government and military environment, safety and occupational health consulting and management duties. The Environmental Engineering and Science program provides relevant graduate education in the disciplines of environmental engineering and science consistent across the spectrum of government and military environmental consulting and management duties. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an engineering or environmentally related science program, math courses including calculus and ordinary differential equations, and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and combined GRE score of 1100. Deficiencies can be waived by the Department on a case-by-case basis, especially for allied foreign students. Please contactthe AFIT International Student Office at 937-255-6800extension 4303 for additional information or application instructions, or check the department webpage.
The Graduate Logistics Management (GLM) program provides students with the opportunity to learn and exercise state-of-the-art management knowledge and tools to solve defense acquisition and logistics problems. The curriculum includes courses in statistics, operations research, organization and management theory, inventory systems, transportation and strategic mobility, maintenance and production management, financial management, and economics. In addition, students have the opportunity to pursue a systems view of logistics management, or to specialize in a specific area such as acquisition logistics, transportation management, or supply management.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Logistics entails completion of rigorous coursework requirements that prepare the student for advanced research and analysis in a chosen field of study. The doctoral degree is generally characterized as a research degree with substantial emphasis placed on the completion of the dissertation research. The degree has strong interdisciplinary support, with typical technical methods options in reliability, optimization, applied statistics, or systems engineering areas. Close interaction between the student and his/her research advisory committee plays a pivotal role in the successful completion of the Ph.D. program. Equally important is the discipline and dedication of the student, as independent study is a critical element for timely program completion. Doctoral study in Logistics provides a path for students to pursue advanced research topics in Logistics.
Logistics Sciences (12-month program)
This program is designed to develop a core of mid level logistics experts needed to lead the military of the future. The officer applying for this program must be a field grade officer (FGO). Specific goals of the program are to establish a foundational knowledge of logistics concepts and principles, to develop a core quantitative analysis capability needed for analyzing complex logistics problems, to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills required to conduct advanced logistics research, and to develop a solid foundation in management theory and application. The program is offered by the Department of Operational Sciences in AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management (AFIT/ENS), 2950 Hobson Way, Bldg 641, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765, Commercial 1-937-255-2549.
Materials Science (PHD)
Students are admitted to study leading toward the PhD degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Materials Science or Space Systems with concentration in one of the three major divisions of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Graduate Materials Science (GMS) program provides core preparation in thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, mechanical, electronic and optical properties of materials, material characterization, material selection and processing, and mathematics. Also, each student is required to take an in-depth study and perform research either in structural materials (metallic, composite, polymer, ceramics etc.) or non-structural materials (electronics, optical, magnetic, dielectric, coating, etc.) Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental knowledge to the design, development, test and evaluation of materials for Air Force systems.
Operations Analysis (13-month program)
This program is designed to educate mid level military members in the practice of operational sciences, with emphasis on the application of quantitative analysis techniques to support defense decision-making. The officer applying for this program must be a field grade officer (FGO). Specific topics of study include mathematical modeling, operational modeling, simulation, statistical analysis, stochastic modeling and analysis, logistics and cost analysis. Graduates are well-prepared to fill a variety of key senior staff decision-making and policy formulation positions in the Department of Defense, at Major Command Headquarters, within operational units, and with other Ministry of Defense agencies. The program is offered by the Department of Operational Sciences in AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management (AFIT/ENS), 2950 Hobson Way, Bldg 641, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765, Commercial 1-937-255-2549.
Operations Research (PHD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Operations Research entails completion of rigorous coursework requirements that prepare the student for advanced research and analysis in the field. The doctoral degree is characterized as a research degree with substantial emphasis placed on the completion of the dissertation research.
Operations Research aims to provide rational bases for decision making by seeking to understand and structure complex problems and to use this understanding to predict system behavior and improve system performance. Much of this work is done using analytical and numerical techniques to develop and manipulate mathematical and computer models of organizational and operational systems composed of people, machines, and procedures. Operations Research draws upon ideas from engineering, mathematics, management and psychology to contribute to a wide variety of application domains.
Research and Development Management/Grad
The Graduate Research and Development Management (GRD) provides students with an in-depth study of the unique challenges associated with the development of new defense products and systems within the DoD and Air Force. Students will learn the principles of product development, systems engineering, and the associated organizational management necessary for effectively and quickly fielding new products and systems. The objective is for students to understand the research and development process in order to lead and effectively implement it in all phases of weapon system development. Overall, the program requires the building of technical and managerial skills in the areas required for effective product development to prepare the students for leadership roles in the research and development and systems acquisition communities.
The Graduate Space Systems (GSS) program is designed to provide officers with a broad knowledge of space systems engineering and space science. Education in the fundamentals of these areas will increase military officer's effectiveness in planning, executing, and evaluating space systems and operations. Each student completes a research thesis on some aspect of space systems (engineering, science, or operations.
Systems engineering (SE) is the process by which a customer's needs are satisfied through the conceptualization, design, modeling, testing, implementation, and operation of a working system. There are a range of levels of systems engineering, from product systems engineering used for a stand-alone product or vehicle platform, to design and integration of so-called systems of systems (such as an air operations center), to enterprise wide systems engineering that span an entire organization (such as mobility forces or space command). The focus on SE becomes especially important in the analysis and synthesis of large and complex systems, such as those that arise regularly in Department of Defense and Air Force problems. Such examples include: space systems, missile defense, battle management/command and control, network-centric systems, and generally most business and combat support information systems. Over the last few decades, Systems Engineering has matured into its own discipline, with a foundation on system science using tools and repeatable processes from product development and systems engineering management. Recently, with the pervasive deployment of complex interconnected networked systems, the use of architecture has taken a central role in communicating the system of systems and enterprise-wide solutions. The SE program takes students with traditional engineering backgrounds (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, etc.) and produces graduates who can effectively use the tools and techniques of both systems science and traditional engineering disciplines to approach and analyze complex problems, design feasible solutions, and select an appropriate solution.
|MASL-LS: School of Systems and Logistics|
FAM 103 - Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management (AFFAM)
Provides students with an overview of the entire weapon systems acquisition process, from requirements identification through pre-systems acquisition, systems acquisition, and sustainment. Covers the entire acquisition process as outlined in key DoD-level documents, with additional information on Air Force-specific processes and methodologies. Includes instruction on teaming, ethics, the acquisition professional development program, and provides students with a working knowledge of all key functional disciplines and the defense acquisition system. The course uses a combination of classroom lecture/discussion and group projects/exercises.
LOG 199 - Introduction to Logistics
Prepares Air Force personnel for leadership and advancement in the logistics career fields. Provides an overview of Air Force logistics and its environment including organizations, planning, integration of logistics systems, functions, principles, processes, and issues. Additionally, it provides an introduction to contemporary issues, such as; competitive sourcing, supply chain management, and business process improvement. Presented as a series of lectures, discussions, small group activities, and simulation.
LOG 262 - Applied Maintenance Management Concepts
Provides maintenance managers and supervisors with an array of executive skills which can be applied to the management functions that support operational units. The course exposes practitioners to the latest policies and initiatives, and challenges them to apply both theory and techniques to current management problem scenarios which confront base-level maintenance managers. Application of current concepts in management science is emphasized through seminars, informal lectures, guided discussions, case studies, exercises, and group projects. Current topics examine production excellence, group decision-making dynamics, the theory of constraints, capacity requirements planning, general scheduling theory, the logistics environment, and repair cycle processes. The applications of statistical concepts, statistical process control, and reliability and maintainability measures are illustrated through practical exercises.
SYS 281 - Air Force Acquisition and Sustainment Course
Provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition and sustainment policy, processes, management tools, and reform initiatives. The course delivers critical knowledge of current acquisition and sustainment hot topics, and is laced with real world examples, actual program results, and topical videos. The three core processes of AF acquisition are reviewed, as well as the primary strategic roadmaps driving weapon system sustainment. The foundational processes of test, systems engineering, risk management and evolutionary acquisition are emphasized as well. Unique acquisition peculiarities associated with space, cyberspace, services and defense business systems are also covered. The sustainment arena is reviewed from the retail, wholesale, and combat perspectives, to include an overview of depot operations. Core process changes associated with sustainment are discussed, to include supply chain management, high velocity maintenance, condition based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. A wealth of acquisition references, websites, guidebooks, and management tools are also provided. A must course for all involved with Air Force acquisition and support.