Acquisition Production, Quality and Manufacturing Decision Science

Course #MN3384

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course provides the student with an understanding of the principles and concepts of production and quality management in the DoD acquisition environment. Topics include production planning and control, "lean" production, and bottleneck analysis; quality management systems, statistical process control, and six sigma; cost estimating methods, activity based costing, and progress payments in support of production; productivity; environmental, safety and occupational health; warranties; specs & standards reform; and the Defense industrial base. This course offers DAU equivalencies.

Included in degrees & certificates

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  • MN3331
  • MN3221
  • MN3222
  • MN3301
Offerings database access
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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