The module will apply the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired on the taught phase of the course to a practical problem in EOE. The module is assessed by a written thesis and an oral presentation of research.

This module is only offered as part of the Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc.

At a glance

  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham

Course structure

Sessions associated with setting up and designing experiments, fieldwork, safety procedures, risk assessments and ethical protocol. A session on how to write thesis as an academic paper as well as student and supervisors one-to-one meetings.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Plan and execute a novel EOE research project;
  • Defend the outcomes and conclusions of your research in an oral format to a variety of audiences;
  • Write a research thesis in the format of a peer reviewed paper that includes:
    • a critical review of established EOE practice in a particular field;
    • a clear explanation of experimental/analytical procedures and the presentation of results by appropriate means.
  • Self-critically evaluate experimental/analytical results with conclusions that place the research in the context of the professional practice of EOE.

Core content

  • How to critically review established EOE practice in a particular field by academic literature;
  • How to develop and set-up experimental equipment for laboratory or field work;
  • Conducting analytical procedures and present clear results of a particular EOE project;
  • Presenting clear project results in an oral manner to an open forum of experts;
  • Producing an academic report that is of a standard to be peer reviewed by academic leaders in a specific field.

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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