- Start dateSeptember
- DurationMSc: 11 months full-time, up to five years part-time; PgDip: up to 11 months full-time, up to four years part-time; PgCert: Up to 11 months full-time, up to three years part-time
- DeliveryBy examination, assignments and thesis
- QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
- Study typeFull-time / Part-time
- CampusCranfield University at Shrivenham
Who is it for?
The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military radar, electro-optics, communications, sonar or information systems, where the emphasis will be on an electronic warfare environment.
Students taking the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) course variant are able to choose to study, and will be awarded, either the PgCert in Communications Electronic Warfare or PgCert in Sensors Electronic Warfare.
Why this course?
A Military Electronic Systems Engineering graduate achieves a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. In addition, the MSc course enables the student to carry out an in-depth investigation into an area of electronic warfare to further enhance their analytical capability. 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.
A comprehensive suite of visits to industrial and services establishments consolidates the learning process, ensuring the taught subject matter is directly relevant and current. Some visits are restricted to Five Eyes nations only (i.e. Aus/Can/UK/US/NZ). Please contact us for more information.
The PgCert will comprise six core modules accumulating 60 credits; after successful completion the award of PgCert Military Electronic Systems Engineering: Foundations is available.
The MSc/PgDip taught phase comprises 10 compulsory modules and a choice of either Information Networks and Advanced Radar, or Aeronautical Engineering Parts 1 and 2.
MSc students must complete a taught phase consisting of 12 modules, followed by an individual dissertation on a relevant topic. PgDip students must complete a taught phase consisting of 12 modules. PgCert students must complete a taught phase consisting of six specified modules.
By examination, assignments and thesis
The project aim is for the student to undertake an extensive analytical research project using appropriate research methodology, involving simulation and modelling, measurements, experimentation, data collection and analysis. This will enable students to develop and demonstrate their technical expertise, independent learning abilities and critical research skills in a specialist subject area relevant to the field of study of the course.
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.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
A selection of modules from the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
The Course Director is Dr David James. You will be taught by Cranfield's leading experts with capability expertise, industry knowledge and collective subject research, including:
This course is typically a requirement for progression for certain engineering and technical posts within UK MoD.
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
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