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Course Catalog: Engineering

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4 Offerings

This course is required for all civilian and military Science and Technology Managers in AFRL. It is designed to give students the tools they need to plan and execute S&T programs. The course presents tailored information on the S&T program lifecycle, each functional management area, and technology transition. The course content is based on the latest policy, guidance, and best practices. JUSTIFICATON: AFRL has determined that their S&T workforce needs fundamental insights and a working knowledge of S&T program management as it currently exists in the laboratory acquisition process. TARGET AUDIENCE: Scientists, Engineers and Program Managers in AFRL and their supervisors.

REL 310


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This four day course is designed for reliability practitioners. Students will be introduced to a wide range of reliability engineering concepts based on mathematical and statistical principles discussed in class. Students will use these technical concepts and statistical principles to analyze reliability data, draw conclusions from the data, and then to construct graphs and reports required in the acquisition process, for example, Test and Evaluation Master Plans. This course emphasizes a hands- on approach where students complete in -class exercises using AFIT provided software tools currently used in the industry. Note: Individuals wishing to take a less technical course on reliability should consider REL 210, Reliability Basics for Acquisition Professionals.

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This four-day course is intended for AF personnel engaged in system lifecycle management who require an advanced application level understanding of reliability and reliability growth. This course reinforces the fundamentals from REL 310 and delves more deeply into both design and sustainment reliability analysis techniques while assessing the impact of reliability across the life cycle. Focus is on both the proactive approach of designing reliability into the system up front Design for Reliability and the reactive Reliability Growth modeling.

SOT 310


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This one week course, designed for program office and ALC personnel, emphasizes classical design principles and teaches students basic techniques and processes needed to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. A well designed test can lead to reduced development lead time with fewer tests required, provide greater insight to system performance, and ultimately lead to fielding better, more reliable systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct and analyze tests efficiently in this course.

SOT 410


Coming Soon

This 4.5-day course, designed for the test practitioner, reinforces fundamentals from SOT 310 and teaches students advanced modeling and analysis methods necessary to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct, and analyze tests efficiently. This course introduces new design classes and provides advanced modeling and analysis methods. Design evaluation topics include power, sample size, optimality, and aliasing criteria.

SYS 116


Online

This is a web-based course intended to provide a general overview of the AWC process used by the Air Force in the acquisition and sustainment of its systems. The objectives are to 1 provide introductory knowledge on the importance of applying AWC principles and practices, 2 provide basic understanding of the AWC process and its application in initial acquisition and during the sustainment modification portion of a system¿s life cycle, 3 provide knowledge on the terms nomenclature and required practices for AWC, and, 4 provide knowledge on the responsibilities each functional area has in regards to the implementation of AWC. This course will present the existing policy, guides, and handbooks as a set of information that allows the AWC practitioner to tailor the AWC process to fit the unique needs of each certification program.

SYS 169


Online

In this course, the goal is to introduce acquisition professionals to Human Systems Integration (HSI) across the acquisition lifecycle. There is currently limited understanding of HSI this course will discuss the nine HSI domains, and the why, what, and who of HSI with regard to the development and sustainment of systems. HSI implications to acquisition programs have not traditionally been given the emphasis they warrant. DODI 5000.02 and AFI 63-101 require that program managers (PMs) implement a plan for HSI early in the program life cycle and that HSI considerations are included in all key acquisition documents. This course will give acquisition professionals the knowledge needed to comply with these requirements.

SYS 182


Online

This self-paced, web-based course introduces students to the importance of applying SE to acquisition and sustainment programs, provides an overview of SE concepts and process elements, and describes the interactions between SE and other functional areas.

SYS 183


Online

This course introduces architecting fundamentals, the different types of architectures, and the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) version 2.0. This course is a prerequisite to SYS 383 Architecting in the Air Force course.

SYS 186


Online

A course for all who manage, design, and support systems containing items whose failure would directly result in loss of an air vehicle or loss of life. This internet-based course will enable students to achieve a basic comprehension of Critical Safety Item (CSI) management within the Air Force. It provides a simple overview of CSIs--what they are, why and to whom they are important, and the policies, processes and procedures for managing them. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should comprehend: 1) the overall role of acquisition and sustainment personnel in identification and management of CSIs and 2) the role of CSIs (identification and management) in the Systems Engineering (SE) environment.

SYS 196


Online

This course includes nine modules and is an introduction to the three distinct areas of Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health, or ESOH, risk management using the DOD Standard Practice for System Safety, MIL-STD-882D. Students will be able to recognize the ESOH regulatory drivers. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the Programmatic ESOH Evaluation PESHEdocument requirement and the integration of ESOH into Systems Engineering and the 882D. Students will be able to recognize the ESOH regulatory drivers. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the Programmatic ESOH Evaluation PESHEdocument requirement and the integration of ESOH into Systems Engineering and the a acquisition Strategy. Upon completion, s students will be able to identify the ESOH aspects of Systems Engineering.

SYS 197


Online

This course comprises six modules that describe and illustrate the integration of Environment, Safety, & Occupational Health ESOH principles into the systems engineering process using the DOD Standard Practice for System Safety, MIL-STS-882D. The course will identify ESOH considerations and illustrate how to develop and apply an ESOH risk management approach. It will relate those ESOH considerations to the systems engineering inputs, outputs, activities, and analyses for the Materiel Solution Analysis and Technology Development phases of the DOD System Acquisition framework described in the DUSDI&E-DUSDA&T publication, ESOH in Acquisition - Integrating ESOH Integrating ESOH into Systems Engineering.

SYS 198


Online

Course for employees who integrate ESOH into the Acquisition Strategy and Systems Engineering processes or manage the people who use those processes. Describes and illustrates the integration of ESOH principles into the systems engineering process during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, Production and Deployment, and Operations and Support phases of the DoD System Acquisition Framework. Justification: DoDI 5000.02, AFI 63-101, and 63 101, and 63-1201 require integration of ESOH into the systems engineering process using MIL-STD-882D

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The Assessing Manufacturing Readiness Course is intended to prepare the student to integrate the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) Deskbook criteria and the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA) process into the acquisition life cycle of DoD programs. The course will use examples based on actual Air Force MRAs, as well as the DoD MRL Deskbook, to educate students on the proper use of MRL criteria/methodology to assess the readiness of the critical manufacturing elements associated with that acquisition program. The course will also prepare the student to immediately participate in and/or conduct an accurate MRA and prepare a defensible MRA Report on an acquisition program. Students will learn how MRL criteria/methodology and MRAs are applicable throughout the lifecycle of DoD programs. Students will understand MRL terminology, the meaning of Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRLs), the use of best practices, how to properly conduct an MRA, and how to manage manufacturing risk. Students will also become familiar with integrating MRL criteria and MRAs into contract language.

SYS 269


Coming Soon

This comprehension-level course builds upon the foundational knowledge from SYS 169 Introduction to Human Systems Integration (HSI). It will help students comprehend the role of HSI as part of the systems engineering process in the Requirements, Acquisitions, and Sustainment lifecycle phases by answering the questions: “How?", “When?", and “Where?” for HSI. Graduates will comprehend how HSI is woven throughout the entire lifecycle and where to find technical assistance in order to help Requirements Developers, Acquisitions and Sustainment personnel make timely, effective, and efficient technical and programmatic decisions.

SYS 282


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There is a need for all acquisition professionals to understand the interdisciplinary and cross- functional nature of Systems Engineering (SE), and the benefits of following a sound SE process. This course provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to meet this need. Students (engineers and non- engineering professionals) are introduced to SE concepts and the SE process. The activities and tools for implementing and managing the SE process during various phases of the system life cycle, and the interactions between SE and other disciplines/functions are discussed. Exercises give students the opportunity to apply SE tools to the acquisition and sustainment life cycle.

SYS 316


Coming Soon

This course will provide personnel with the knowledge to properly assess a new weapon system's airworthiness AW a weapon system modification, its impact to AW, make a report ability determination and assess the technical interrelationships of MIL- HDBK-516 to develop the Certification Basis and Compliance Report. This application level course will use examples, case studies, and exercises based on actual experiences with the USAF weapon systems to allow the student to develop the skills required to support the Airworthiness Certification process.

SYS 383


Coming Soon

***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED SYS 183 TO AVOID APPLICATION DISAPPROVAL.*** This course teaches the process of and motivation behind using integrated architectures as a key decision support tool in the Air Force. Students are instructed on the integrated architecture requirements imposed by DoD and AF processes and the standard tools to support creating, analyzing, and using integrated architectures and architecture products. Career field Requirement/Impact: Weapon System Architectures are required by DoD and AF processes. Similarly, Enterprise Architectures are required to meet Laws, Regulations and Policies, as well as to integrate the planning and execution of DoD capabilities. Without an understanding of “why architecture,” practitioners will likely expend resources checking squares without providing decision-quality information to DoD and AF Leaders .Utilization of graduates: Acquisition Program Offices (mainly, but no exclusively, system engineering) AF MAJCOM/JS/COCOM staffs particularly in the A8/J8, A5/J5, and A6/J6 organizations dealing with strategic planning, requirements, capabilities, and information infrastructure.

SYS 482


2 Offerings

The chief engineer course prepares students to integrate a working knowledge of chief engineer roles, responsibilities, and concepts into their daily interactions with program management, logistics, financial management, and contracting personnel to influence the outcome of a balanced system design that supports programmatic reality within programmatic constraints of cost and schedule that impacts performance.

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