Designed specifically for those in MOD roles that are looking to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the realm of electronic warfare, aero-engineering and role specific themes.

The Aerosystems course is multidisciplinary, covering the areas of uninhabited aircraft systems, guided weapons, electro-optics, communications, radar, electronic warfare and information networks. The course covers the key concepts, fundamental principles, and considerations of design and critical thinking associated with the above mentioned areas.


  • Start dateAugust
  • DurationMSc: up to five years part-time; PgDip: up to four years part-time; PgCert: up to three years part-time; Taught Phase will be completed in 11 months (Within the first year of registration)
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typePart-time
  • CampusCranfield University at Shrivenham

Why this course?

The Aerosystems graduate will have opportunities to progress into roles within Test and Evaluation squadrons, Capability Acquisition and Requirements Management.

This course is designed to provide candidates selected by MOD, and partners who send students onto the course, with whole of system technical knowledge concerning Aerosystems.

Course details

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Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory and elective (where applicable) modules which are currently affiliated with this course. All modules are indicative only, and may be subject to change for your year of entry.

Your career

Graduates, after leaving military service for which they were sponsored may find related openings in MOD civil service or in the defence industry

How to apply

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