Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Apply organizational concepts to the general organizational structure of research institutions and organizations (including associated line and staff positions and responsibilities).
2. Utilize research management principles to synthesize a research and development (R&D) program such as those formal R & D programs that are used to support the Aviation/Aerospace industry.
3. Analyze the key factors impacting an R & D program (such as, slip in the U.S. technology, funding reductions, or technological innovations).
4. Identify models/strategies/tools that are useful in the management of scientists and engineers to foster motivation and lead to a more productive research and development organization.
5. Analyze the factors that affect technical innovation, and understand the importance of innovation in aviation/aerospace R&D.
6. Assess the impact of culture (including components of nationality, religious, and ethnicity) on the ability of organizations to conduct and exploit R&D advances in aerospace-related technologies.
7. Evaluate the risks and benefits of R&D collaboration and the advantages (and disadvantages) of technology transfer between or among organizations.
8. Identify and discuss ethical dilemmas that can arise in the research and product development process.
9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).