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Course Code: DEFM415 Course ID: 3457 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Emphasizes the basic test and evaluation (T&E) principles, policies, organizations, processes, and practices used by DOD. Course topics include the role of T&E in systems acquisition, T&E planning, experimental design, measurement of systems effectiveness and suitability, instrumentation, and data collection and management. Also covered are reliability, maintainability, and availability of systems; analysis and evaluation; software; modeling and simulation; and T&E of alternative acquisitions. Problem-solving situations engage students in the use of T&E concepts, principles, and theories.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO-1 Describe the Test & Evaluation process for the Acquisition process, as well as the policy/oversight mechanisms that are in place for Test & Evaluation

LO-2 Describe how Development Test & Evaluation is linked to the acquisition process

LO-3 Explain how Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E)supports the technical review process (TRP)

LO-4 Describe the difference between the Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E) and the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) process

LO-5 Identify the acquisition T&E milestone decision points

LO-6 Describe the role that modeling and simulation fills in the acquisition Test and evaluation process

LO-7 Explain what processes fall under specialized test and evaluation

LO-8 Identify events that trigger/define Initial Operational Capability (IOC), Full Operational Capability (FOC), and Milestone A, B, & C.

NameGrade %
HW Assignments 20.00 %
Week 1 Homework Assignment 4.00 %
Week 2 Homework Assignment 4.00 %
Week 3 Homework 4.00 %
Week 5 Homework Assignment 4.00 %
Week 6 Homework Assignment 4.00 %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1 5.00 %
Week 2 5.00 %
Week 3 5.00 %
Week 4 5.00 %
Week 5 5.00 %
Week 6 5.00 %
Week 7 5.00 %
Week 8 5.00 %
Abstract 5.00 %
Abstact 5.00 %
Final Paper 35.00 %
Final Paper 35.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO-1 Describe the Test & Evaluation process for the Acquisition process, as well as the policy/oversight mechanisms that are in place for Test & Evaluation

LO-2 Describe how Development Test & Evaluation is linked to the acquisition process

LO-3 Explain how Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E)supports the technical review process (TRP)

LO-4 Describe the difference between the Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E) and the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) process

LO-5 Identify the acquisition T&E milestone decision points

LO-6 Describe the role that modeling and simulation fills in the acquisition Test and evaluation process

LO-7 Explain what processes fall under specialized test and evaluation

LO-8 Identify events that trigger/define Initial Operational Capability (IOC), Full Operational Capability (FOC), and Milestone A, B, & C.

Book Title:Test and Evaluation Management Guide (January 2005)-Available free online, links provided inside the classroom
ISBN:DEFM415-NTMO
Publication Info:Government Printing Office
Author:DAU-www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA436591
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.