This module will provide students with the tools to successfully undertake M-Level studies in EOE.

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

At a glance

  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham

Course structure

Lectures, group work and Computer-based practicals.

What you will learn

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

  • critique scientifiresearch by collating relevant information from a range of sources to address specific questions relating to EOE;
  • justify when to use computer modelling tools, experimental work or both to solve a problem or carry out research in EOE;
  • critically evaluate computer modelling tools by considering the advantages and disadvantages of their applicability to EOE challenges;
  • select  appropriate techniques and academic skills required to complete M-level study.

Core content

  • Scientific search techniques;
  • Critical evaluation;
  • Written and oral communication skills;
  • Experimental design for EOE related projects, including basic project planning skills resource management and statistical analysis and data display;
  • Health, safety and project ethics;
  • Computer coding to model blast, detonation, terminal ballistics and risk;
  • Positive and negative aspects of using computer codes versus laboratory experiments.

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.

For further location and travel details

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