Scientific Principles of Test and Evaluation

Course Description

Review the acquisition life cycle and developmental, operational, interoperability and live-fire testing. Covers the basics of modeling and simulation, including model construction, model taxonomy, simulation applications, availability of modeling and simulation (M&S) resources and verification, validation and accreditation. Explore the development of new applications to streamline the product development and test and evaluation processes, including Design of Experiments and other statistical tools, along with their effects on T&E and M&S and systems engineering.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Apr 24, 2018 Apr 26, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250 18272
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15254 Apr 21, 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250
16068 Apr 26, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250
17029 Apr 25, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250

Special Discounts

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians and managers who handle modeling and simulation

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the objectives of developmental, operational, integrated, live-fire and interoperability testing and how they fit into the acquisition lifecycle.

  • Explain the connection of T&E to systems engineering and explain the benefits of finding errors early.

  • Know the range of modeling and simulation (M&S) applications to T&E.

  • Explain simple Design of Experiment and other statistical test outcomes.

  • Write acceptable Test Plans and Test Reports using scientific principles and statistical evaluations of test outcomes.

  • Understand the need to select and accredit M&S for T&E applications.

  • Locate resources to aid in process of applying M&S to support T&E needs.


  • Phases of T&E and the relationship to the acquisition lifecycle

  • T&E as part of systems engineering and determining problems early

  • T&E approach derived from mission and task decomposition

  • Scientific methods to support T&E: Design of experiments and statistics

  • Test plans and test reports supported by scientific methods

  • M&S overview, types, sources, uses in the acquisition cycle

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Steven Gordon