This PgCert covers a selection of electronic warfare topics relevant to military communications systems, including the specification, analysis, development, procurement and technical management of military information systems.


  • Start dateSeptember
  • DurationTwo years
  • DeliveryLectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials
  • QualificationPgCert
  • Study typePart-time
  • CampusCranfield University at Shrivenham

Who is it for?

This PgCert has been designed for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry.

Successful graduates of the PgCert will achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare.

Why this course?

The main focus of the course, electronic warfare in relation to communications systems, assumes a good understanding of these systems before considering how to defend them from electronic attack or interception.

Course details

In this section

You must complete a taught phase consisting of five specified modules. The course is delivered via lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials.

The teaching of the modules is reinforced by visits to relevant outside organisations which are scheduled outside of teaching periods.

Course delivery

Lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials


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To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory and elective (where applicable) modules which are currently affiliated with this course. All modules are indicative only, and may be subject to change for your year of entry.

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:

Communications Principles

Communications Systems

Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices

Information Networks

Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis

Your career

Successful graduates of this course should be fully equipped for roles in defence intelligence, systems development and acquisition, involving the specification and analysis of such systems, working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry. 

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