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 learn to review and reconcile project scopes and to assess cost impacts of acquisition, program, and external influences. 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:  Satellite/Alternative Location Resident
Note: Locations for Alternative Location Resident listed below:
  • 21-25 Aug 2017 - San Antonio, TX
  • 2-6 Oct 2017 - Wright Patterson AFB, OH
  • 12-16 Feb 2018 - Aviano AB, Italy
  • 21-27 Feb 2017 - Ramstein AB, Germany
  • 5-9 Mar 2018 - RAF Mildenhall, UK
  • 9-13 Apr 2018 - Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 10-16 May 2018 - Eielson AFB, Alaska
  • 21-25 May 2018 - Osan AB, Korea
  • 29 May-4 Jun 2018 - Andersen AFB , Guam
  • 6-12 Jun 2018 - Yokota AB, Japan
* Students applying for Alternative Location Resident offerings must secure their own TDY funding.

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


COURSE LENGTH:  10 half-days for Satellite Broadcast/5 full-days for alternate location resident (On-Sites)

QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

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.

30-Jul-2018 to 10-Aug-2018 / Satellite Broadcast
07-Jan-2019 to 18-Jan-2019 / Satellite Broadcast
17-Jun-2019 to 28-Jun-2019 / Satellite Broadcast



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