This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

The course will start with an outline of sensitivity, resolution, and discrimination to establish the capabilities and applications of radar electronic warfare.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 08 - 12 Jan 2024
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£2,350 - Short Course for Credit fee

    £1,925 - Standalone Short Course fee Concessions available

Course structure

One course per year; Course duration 5 days. An hour will be given at the end of each day for a group study project, the results of which will be presented to the class on the final day.

What you will learn

You will be taught the concepts of sensitivity, resolution, and discrimination to establish the capabilities and applications of radar-signal intercept, and how to minimize the risk of intercept using low probability of intercept waveforms.

The course will also outline the various electronic attack and associated defence measures applicable to modern radar systems. By the end of the course the student will be able to identify the role and quantify the performance of a modern radar system, and select and assess appropriate electronic defence measures against specified threats for a given operational specification.

Core content

Course topics:

  • Introduction to radar electronic warfare (EW),
  • Radar electronic support measures (ESM),
  • Radar electronic attack (EA),
  • Radar electronic defence (ED),
  • Stealth, advanced radar signature control, and advanced materials,
  • Low probability of intercept radar waveforms,
  • Jamming of SAR systems,
  • Anti-radiation missile seekers,
  • Microwave directed energy weapons.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Sensors Electronic Warfare PgCertGuided Weapon Systems MSc or Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.


Who should attend

Students must have completed both Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices, Radar Principles and Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.


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A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

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

How to apply

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

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