The Air Force Digital Literacy core competency defines a person who
uses technology to identify, critically evaluate and synthesize data and information; explore, create and manage digital content; and appropriately interact in a virtual environment.
Digital literacy education at AFIT focuses primarily on the areas of digital engineering, digital acquisition, and data science.
The most recent National Defense Strategy and National Defense Authorization Acts describe the need for the Department of Defense to modernize analytical and decision-support processes to execute the national defense mission more efficiently and effectively. This requires an increase in the digital literacy of our Airmen and Guardians.
AFIT is a leader in providing graduate and continuing education, research, and consulting in competencies to improve digital literacy. Below is a list of primary graduate programs, continuing education curriculums, short courses and workshops, and research centers that support this directive.
This graduate certificate consists of four core SE courses, highly relevant to most developmental engineers. Course topics include: modern model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methods and tools, agile software development, the use of system modeling language (SysML) and architecture frameworks.
The Department of Systems Engineering and Management provides defense-focused Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees through interdisciplinary research projects developing integrated solutions. The department has three primary thrust areas: engineering and technology management, environmental engineering and science, and systems engineering.
The School of Systems and Logistics' Data Analytics curriculum teaches students through a series of short courses how to turn data into valuable information for future decision-making. Organizations can achieve higher levels of performance through the effective use of data.
Furthering disruptive innovation in weapon system management requires the technical education offered by the School of Systems and Logistics. Short courses are offered in areas such as Systems & Digital Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, HSI, Reliability, and Airworthiness Certification.
Through the School of Systems and Logistics' T&E curriculum, students will learn how the tools, techniques, and procedures of the Air and Space Forces test and evaluation identify and resolve deficiencies, reduce risk, and confirm that systems are operationally mission capable.
Software is prevalent in almost all Air and Space Force weapon systems! Today's workforce must have knowledge of software, from the engineers who code to the project managers that manage software-intensive programs. This curriculum teaches students fundamental software engineering concepts used in the DoD, and the principles of software acquisition and sustainment.
The Center for Operational Analysis (COA) is a premier research facility directly supporting DoD strategic objectives. The COA is uniquely qualified to apply rigorous quantitative and qualitative tools, methodologies and approaches to identify, analyze and solve complex operations and supply chain problems.