|[TBA] USD||Registration opens 10/3/2016
|~80 hours||Free Preview to be available
in Mid October 2016
Course Start Date:
|Upon registration||Frequently Asked Questions|
Course Access Time:
|6 months||Course Website|
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
Engineering-LAS Online Learning has partnered up with AACE International to offer an AACE certification exam prep course. Participants will learn and review foundational knowledge for cost engineers and project control professionals. Fundamental Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering is a self-paced, structured method for synthesizing AACE course materials with feedback provided through automated quizzes and instructor-graded assignments and exams. We encourage you to view the actual course content before registering.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Engineering Economics, its fundamental principles, and terminology found in the practice of cost engineering; know basic management functions and the techniques for successful project management; use proper terminology related to cost engineering practices, constructability concepts, and the value engineering process; learn project control techniques; learn basic quality improvement principles; and learn the basic terminology for computer applications in cost engineering
- Apply Engineering Economics fundamentals to typical decision-making and problems found in the practice of cost engineering; analyze project data, determine productivity; develop processes for improvement.
The course begins the date we receive your registration and payment. All course work must be completed within 6 months of that date. The [TBA] (U.S. dollars) non-refundable registration fee must be paid in advance to Iowa State University. Upon receiving your payment, we will send you a username and password in order to access the course website where you can download course materials including the course workbook.
The course will cover the fundamental areas in 6 modules through a self-paced, online learning opportunity. There are assigned readings and videos, as well as supplementary videos to prepare you for quizzes, major assignments, and exams. Quizzes are scored but not graded, and provide automated feedback. Major assignments (6 in total) will all be submitted on the course website, reviewed by the course teaching assistant, and then returned with a score and feedback attached. There is a mid-course exam graded by a TA, and a final preparatory exam that provides automated feedback. After successful completion of the course, you can apply to receive 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a certificate of completion issued by Iowa State University. All segments of the course must be completed to earn CEU credit for the course. Partial credit will not be awarded.
You must complete all six of the major assignments with 80% or better to receive CEUs. You will need to complete both the quizzes and the major assignment for each module before you can proceed to the AAECI Practice Exam. Quizzes provide automated feedback regarding your mastery of lesson materials. The major assignments are graded as pass/fail by the instructors of the course. There is also a Mid-course exam and a final exam, which are graded as pass/fail.
The required textbook can be purchased from the following stores:
- PDF version from AACE store
- Paperback version from AACE store via Createspace.com (Global shipping available)
- Paperback version via Amazon.com (also via Amazon UK, for consult the Amazon.eu)
*AACE store and Createspace.com will require you to register before ordering. If you are a member of AACEI, discount can be applied.
InstructorTime Extension ELO offers a time extension of an extra 6 months for a fee of [TBA] if you are unable to finish the course in the allotted time. Click here for a 6-Month Extension for Course. AACE Contact Information www.aacei.org or call 1-800-858-COST
|Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 6th Edition, Revised
by Dr. Scott Amos PE, Editor, AACE International, 2015Now in its 6th edition, this updated and expanded guide for fundamentals is an excellent choice for anyone interested in a concise reference to all aspects of the profession. The 6th edition includes 34 chapters on cost estimating, planning and scheduling, progress and cost control, project management, economic analysis, risk, and more. This is a very useful book for those studying for the certification exam.
Jim Rowings, PhD, PE (Indiana), Fellow AACE International, Fellow ASCE
|After graduation with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1975, Jim began his career working for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia as a construction engineer on projects ranging in scope from 60 million to 2.3 billion dollars. Jim completed his MSCE in 1979 and a PhD in Engineering in 1982 from Purdue. Jim accepted a faculty position at the University of Kansas in 1982.In 1986, Jim moved to Iowa State University as the Professor-in-Charge of Construction Engineering. During his academic career, Jim taught every fundamental construction engineering course and many graduate level courses related to Construction Engineering and Management. He also authored and co-authored numerous papers and books. He has been teaching review courses since 1984 and developed a Certification Review course to help new cost engineers prepare for the certification exam.
On a national level, Jim served in leadership positions as President of AACE, International (Cost Engineers), Chairman of the Engineering Management Group in ASCE, and Chairman of the DBIA Education and Research Foundation. He is a fellow in ASCE and AACE International. After 15 years at Iowa State University, Jim joined Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. in 2001 as Vice President for Organization Development. He was named Chief Learning Officer and Vice President – Kiewit University in 2007.