Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineering Certificate

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to design, integrate, test, and deliver electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems within your organization. The EO/IR Systems Engineering Certificate will teach you the basics of EO/IR designs and trades as well as specific designs such as concepts, lasers, missiles, testing, and evaluation of hardware. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be able to create and support a culture of EO/IR system trades with continuous improvement, while aligning and providing measurable goals within your team and the organization.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to lead, support, and sustain continuous improvement efforts for your organization’s long-term operational and business performance.
  • Refine project management skills, process flow, process and technology integration, and more.
  • Respond quickly to the market.
  • Deliver metrics-driven ideas for design and development improvement.
  • Provide valuable figures of merit for designs and understand the most important requirement for programs and products.
  • Develop technology roadmaps and risk assessments.
  • Understand program cost and schedule savings.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by satisfying expectations.

Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for new or rising EO/IR system developers, managers, designers, program managers, and product leaders of a company or within the Department of Defense. It will also benefit those needing refresher training or any EO/IR manufacturing professional with an interest in designing, developing, and sustaining a culture of continuous product improvements.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.

For Certificate-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.