Cost Estimation

Course #OA4702

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course provides a broad-based understanding of the cost analysis activities involved in the acquisition and support of DoD weapon systems. In addition, it introduces Operations Research techniques fundamental to the field of cost estimation. The course covers the Defense Systems Acquisition Process, Time Value of Money, and Economic Analysis; it develops, uses and analyzes estimating techniques commonly encountered in both the DoD and industry, including statistical and non-statistical cost estimating relationships, inflation indices, cost improvement curves, time phasing and uncertainty analysis. Prerequisites: None.

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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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