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This module, which is taught at MSc standard, will provide a through life perspective of explosives ordnance engineering.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
Short Course for Credit fee - £2,070
Standalone Short Course fee - £1,750
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- Achieve through life compliance for military explosive systems;
- Describe the systems context within which explosives are developed, owned and used;
Discuss energetic materials and their application through life for use in a military context;
Explain the functioning of a military explosive system from trigger sequence to terminal effects.
Introduction to achieving desired target effects;
Initiation mechanism and the differences between deflagration and detonation;
Introduction to primary and secondary explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics and their application in military environments;
Relevance of safety, legislation, and environmental requirements;
Introduction to properties of explosions;
Workshops that focus on explosive ordnance engineering to support learning.
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When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc.
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Who should attendThis course is suitable for military officers, defence industry staff, government servants and civilian students who have an appropriate degree in science or engineering or relevant experience.
A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.
There are limited places on these modules. You may not receive an offer until places have been confirmed, usually 1 to 2 weeks before the start date.
Location and travel
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.
Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.
Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.
All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.
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