This course is delivered by Cranfield University in the United States of America, and can therefore only accept applications from current residents of the United States of America and/or applicants who do not require a Visa to enter the USA for the purposes of education.


  • Start dateJune
  • DurationUp to five years MSc; Up to four years PgDip; Up to three years PgCert
  • DeliveryLectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typePart-time
  • CampusNSWC Crane, Indiana, USA

Who is it for?

  • Test and evaluation engineers, design and development engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers, specification engineers, physicists and mathematicians working in the field of Expeditionary Warfare systems.
  • Military personnel, civil servants, defence industry, acquisition and procurement staff from DoD (Department of Defense).
  • Graduates, who intend to take up their career in the defence technology (DoD and industry)

Why this course?

Cranfield Defence and Security has a long history of providing expertise and teaching to UK MOD and allied countries, underpinning defence and security development around the world. The Expeditionary Warfare Systems Technology and Engineering aims to introduce underpinning technologies and their application in defence systems, as required by the engineers and scientists from the US DoD and industry partners working in the design, development, prototyping, test, evaluation, acquisition and maintenance of Expeditionary Warfare systems.

The MSc provides graduates with the technical qualities, transferable skills and independent learning ability necessary to make them effective in organisations that design, develop, procure, or operate military expeditionary systems. The graduates will be equipped with skills & knowledge, which will help them move across the organisation both horizontally and vertically.

This programme will provide the following skills:

  • Cement and consolidate industrial experience with the relevant technical background to enable decision making.
  • Expand and enhance knowledge of the subjects taught to apply this within your current role.
  • Develop and enhance analysis of systems in their current roles.
  • Blend industry standards with modern, novel and cutting edge techniques.
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge in expeditionary warfare enables improved communication between experts in different fields, and enable the employee to take up managerial responsibilities over teams of staff in these areas.
  • Education gained from the program develops knowledge to enable the employee to be a smart customer.
  • Knowledge gained from this programme gives attendees the capability to work between Naval and Army Command.

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

Successful graduates of this course should be fully equipped for roles in defence intelligence, systems development and acquisition, involving the specification and analysis of such systems, working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry. 

How to apply

Please contact Admissions at for further information.