COURSE:  WENG 400 Life-Cycle Cost Estimating

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend and consistently apply life-cycle cost estimating principles, tools and standards to Air Force programs to more effectively plan, program, budget and execute Air Force infrastructure requirements.

DESCRIPTION:  This course empowers "project owners" (design and construction professionals) to generate, review, manage and/or finalize the programmed amounts and independent government estimates. Students will master life-cycle cost analysis and the four DoD cost estimating methods. Graduates will become Authorized Air Force Cost Estimators.

Note: This course will require a high degree of mathematical competency. While graduated engineers and architects should be capable to complete the curriculum, they should expect substantial homework.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Programmers, Project Managers, Operations Flight engineers, and Higher Headquarter & Civil Engineer Squadron engineers & architects in support of the production of cost estimates.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Other degreed Civil Engineer Squadron engineers and architects.

GRADE:   GS 9 and above, 2d Lt and above. (Applicants who apply and do not meet the rank minimums will need to demonstrate a scholastic background both in advanced mathematics and cross-disciplinary construction, as well as a duty need for the authorization.)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Students currently not holding a regular Air Force allotment license of PACES v1.2 can request temporary access to PACES for course requirement usage, by attaching the course registration requirement and providing their registration form of enrollment to the attention of AECOM (attn: for instructions on how to receive temporary access to PACES v1.2 and its rules and terms of usage.

DELIVERY METHOD:  Web-based (1week), then Satellite (2 weeks)
  • 02 to 06 Jan 2019 (Web-based); then 07 to 18 Jan 2019 (Satellite)
  • The 7-18 Jan offering will close for new applications on 15 Dec 2018
  • 10 to 16 Jun 2019 (Web-based); then 17 to 28 Jun 2019 (Satellite)
This course begins with approximately 8 hours of web-based videos with 6-8 hours of On-line homework. The students have approximately 1 week to complete this work at their own pace. This work constitutes 10% of their final grade, will be tested on the final exam, and must be completed to graduate the course.

The next 2 weeks will be live Satellite instruction to the base education center. It is broadcast at 4 hours per day and there will be approximately 2-3 hours of homework each night

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!


COURSE LENGTH:  15 days. 5 days (self-paced web based) followed by10 days (Satelite.)

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HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

17-Jun-2019 to 28-Jun-2019 / Satellite Broadcast



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