This course 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 provide an introduction to the integration of new technology into new and legacy fighting vehicles.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 10 - 14 Feb 2025
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£2,350 - Short Course for Credit fee 

    £2,100 - Standalone Short Course fee 

Core content

  • Sensors,
  • Commercial off‑the‑shelf (COTS) components,
  • Integration methods, strategies and evaluation,
  • Electrical and electronic sub‑systems,
  • Battlefield management systems,
  • Vulnerabilities,
  • The man‑machine interface.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Defence and Security (Engineering) MSc, Gun Systems Design MSc or Military Vehicle Technology MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at designers, technologists and engineers who require an understanding of the current and future solutions for Incorporating electrical, electronic, computing and electro‑optic systems into military vehicles. It will also be of use to procurement and purchasing managers who require a sound understanding of the requirements, capabilities, and specifications of modern military vehicles.

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.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.