With a particular focus on decision theory, this two-day APPEL-TEB course utilizes two proven pedagogies to facilitate the learning of best practices for engineering decision making; case studies and role-playing. The course includes three in-depth decision case studies—one of which is the Challenger Accident.
Background materials, videos and handouts are provided during the course. Detailed presentation of the case is followed by a facilitated group forensic analysis. Additionally, two of the cases are supplemented with a breakout role-playing activity. The role-play activities emphasize and enhance the case study learning through active real-time engineering decision making analyses. Each day will end of a group discussion summarizing the day's learning and will afford participants time to update their APPEL Action Plans. Upon completion of the course participants will be able to utilize best practices in engineering decision making and conduct forensic analyses of engineering decision case studies.