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Course Catalog: Engineering

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Online

This course provides a general overview of the United States Air Force USAF airworthiness process in the acquisition and sustainment of its systems. It presents policy, guides, and handbooks for practitioners to know the requirements, flow, and needed data for the approval of airworthiness.

LAB 202


5 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 210


3 Offerings

A broad survey of basic reliability principles with emphasis on the acquisition life cycle, including how reliability affects cost, schedule, and performance. Focus is on using a proactive system reliability design approach and how to monitor improvements through management-led reliability growth programs. Mathematical topics are limited to basic concepts necessary to understand how reliability affects acquisition decisions. The course includes instructor led demonstrations and some in-class student assignments. Note: this course is aimed at the general acquisition workforce and is not a prerequisite to or a substitute for REL 310. Students wanting a more in- depth technical discussion of reliability should consider REL 310, or related reliability workshops, where applicable.

REL 310


Coming Soon

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.

SOT 310


Coming Soon

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.

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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5 Offerings

The Technology Readiness Assessment TRA Course provides instruction for Scientists and Engineers and Acquisition personnel who may support a formal TRA for a given project. The goals are for the students to understand: 1 when and why they should conduct a TRA. 2 their roles and responsibilities for conducting a TRA, 3 what a program manager within a program office needs to do for planning and supporting required TRAs, and 4 how to plan, conduct and participate on a team performing a TRA.

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2 Offerings

The Management of the Manufacturing Readiness Process Course is intended to prepare the student to integrate the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Level MRL Deskbook criteria and the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Level assessment process into the acquisition life cycle of DoD Programs and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul MRO activities. The course will use examples based on actual DoD MRL Assessments, 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 DoD activities. The course will also prepare the student to immediately participate in and/or conduct accurate MRL assessments and prepare a defensible MRL Assessment Report on DoD activities. The target student audience will consist of acquisition professionals who will be members of a Manufacturing Readiness Level Assessment team and other acquisition professionals program managers, Science & Technology personnel, logistics managers, etc. who have non-technical roles in the MRL assessment process. The course will provide the student with knowledge of existing policy, guides and deskbooks/handbooks as a set of information that allows the MRL practitioner to use the MRL assessment process to fit the unique needs of all DoD activities that need to address manufacturing readiness. Students will also become familiar with integrating MRL criteria and Manufacturing Readiness Level assessment process into contract language. COURSE OBJECTIVE: 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


5 Offerings

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


6 Offerings

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 383


4 Offerings

***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


4 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.

WKSP 0686


2 Offerings

Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for all DoD personnel, provides foundational understanding of essential DOE techniques, with emphasis on both statistical and non-quantitative elements. Graduates will gain immediate skills for increased engagement within test planning teams, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.

WKSP 0687


1 Offerings

Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for DoD test practitioners, engineers and analysts, reinforces and expands the techniques discussed in Foundational Concepts WKSP 0686, with emphasis on the DOE process and the methodical employment of tailored statistical tools. Graduates will gain immediate skills for building defensible test and analysis plans, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.

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