DEFM415 Acquisition Test & Evaluation (3 semester hours)

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.