ENGR 581A3 - Cost Optimization for Systems Engineers

  • 3 credits

Techniques and strategies to respond to requirements, design decisions, and development decisions, while optimizing for cost at the organizational, program, and project level.

This course requires proctored exams. Details will be provided in the course syllabus.

Prerequisite

ENGR 502 (Engineering Project and Program Management); ENGR 531 (Engineering Risk Analysis).

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more.

Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.

This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.

Instructors

Ronald M. Sega

(970) 491-7067 | ron.sega@colostate.edu

RONALD M. SEGA is Director of the Systems Engineering programs at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also the Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering. He holds a B.S. in physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. in physics from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Sega was the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from 1996-2001.

Dr. Sega was Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense (DoD), from 2001-2005. From 2005-2007 he was the Under Secretary of the Air Force where he served as the DoD Executive Agent for Space.

Dr. Sega is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). A former astronaut, he flew aboard Space Shuttles Discovery (1994) and Atlantis (1996).

James M. Adams

jim.adams@colostate.edu

Dr. Adams has 17 years of systems engineering experience in Department of Defense, satellite and aircraft systems, and, industry-leading, in-process, diameter and thickness gauging systems. He is a Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin Corporation working in the Boulder facility on the ground segment of the Space Based Infra-Red Satellite (SBIRS) system. Dr Adams has a diverse set of systems engineering experiences including as the customer for major satellite systems components, as the manager of a systems engineering team constrained by cost and schedule limits, as the chief engineer for a major segment supplier, and as the global, in-field, sales and engineering representative of niche measurement systems bringing together diverse customer needs into consolidated product requirements.

Dr Adams is a member of IEEE, INCOSE, and a lifetime member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society, the Air Force Association, the American Legion and the Handyman Club of America.

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