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


This one week module provides the underpinning science to aspects of military survivability pertaining to blast, and ballistic impact including armour technology. Ballistic and explosive effects demonstrations are included.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 21 - 25 Jun 2021
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationExternal

Course structure

Lectures, practical sessions, demonstrations, computer modelling, hands-on examination of vehicles and body armour.

What you will learn

This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of armour technology with respect to vehicles, personnel and force protection.

Core content

  • armour defeat,
  • armour materials,
  • stress waves and shock,
  • human vulnerability (ballistic and blast),
  • body armour,
  • armour design,
  • ERA,
  • mines and IEDs,
  • vehicle design to resist mines and IEDs,
  • blast waves in air,
  • penetration prediction,
  • armour ballistic response demonstrations.

Who should attend

This course is suitable if you have a background in science or engineering, procurement and/ or research and development. If you are an Industrial researcher or MoD employee working in vehicle or personal survivability, armour design or procurement of vehicle and personal armour you will find this course useful.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.