Program Overview

Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering and Management offers a Test and Evaluation Certificate program for individuals within the acquisition or analysis career fields. Individuals should be working within research, developmental, or operational test stationed at engineering centers, test ranges, test centers, program offices, or headquarters. The purpose of the program is intended to develop the student’s understanding of past and present approaches to methodologies and approaches to tailor their education to meet different needs. In addition, the program will also prepare personnel for completing a Master’s degree in Operations Research.

Students will study the different methodologies as part of functioning within analysis career fields in engineering centers or providing other technical services. The curriculum consists of 16 credit hours of classes, which include introduction to probability and statistics, advanced statistical methods for testing, and reliability, maintainability, and supportability.

Individuals completing the program may demonstrate the necessary qualifications of analysis professionals and engineers, which include an understanding of the techniques of system design and assessment for operational feasibility, specializing in reliability, maintainability, usability, supportability, and reproducibility. In addition, students will be expected to have an understanding of estimation and mitigation of cost risk, technical risk, performance risk, and schedule risk in the implementation and engineering of systems.

Lastly, graduates are required to have an understanding of modern techniques of engineering project management; including systems review, engineering management processes, risk analysis and management, scheduling methodologies, management of design activities, and project control mechanisms.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Prospective applicants are expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline. A minimum GPA average of 3.00, successful completion of undergraduate Calculus I through III, persistent dedication for the entire program are required. Waivers are on a come-by-come basis.

    School Overview

    In 1919, the Air Force Institute of Technology enrolled the first students realizing the importance of “powered flight.” As technology and aviation has grown, so too has the Institute. By the 1950s, AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management began offering degrees. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces. The Graduate School has conferred more than 17,500 graduate and 600 doctor of philosophy degrees. AFIT houses three resident schools:

    •     The Graduate School of Engineering and Management
    •     The School of Systems and Logistics
    •     The Civil Engineer School

    The Air Force Institute of Technology is federally funded and administered by the U.S. Air Force.


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