This module can only be taken as part of the Vehicle and Weapon Engineering MSc

To develop the technical requirements and characteristics of armoured fighting vehicles and weapon systems, and to examine the interactions between the various sub-systems and consequential compromises and trade-offs.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationExternal
  • Cost

Course structure

Lectures, practical sessions, demonstrations

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering principles involved in matching elements of the vehicle and weapon system together.
Propose concepts for vehicle and weapon systems, taking into account incomplete and possibly conflicting user requirements.
Effectively apply solid modelling in outlining proposed solutions.
Interpret relevant legislation and standards and understand their relevance to vehicle and weapon systems.
Work effectively in a team, communicate and make decisions.
Report the outcome of a design study orally to a critical audience.

Core content

Application of systems engineering practice to an armoured fighting vehicle and weapon system.
Practical aspects of system integration.
Ammunition stowage, handling, replenishment and their effects on crew performance and safety.
Applications of power, data and video bus technology to next generation armoured fighting vehicles.
Effects of Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) attack on personnel and vehicles, and their survivability.


Location and travel


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