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Guided Weapon Systems MSc / PgDip / PgCert - GWSMSC

Overview

Introduction

Start Date: Mon 4 Sep 17, study spread over 3-5 years.

This course is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of Technology School, Defence Academy.

A well-established and worldwide-respected MSc in Guided Weapons Systems. The course structure is nowadays entirely modular in nature and is split into four distinct phases: theory, applications, systems and an individual project.

Aim

The main objective of the course is to bring together the wide variety of disciplines constituting guided weapon systems technology and to present them in an integrated manner. The course is designed to meet the requirements of all three armed services.

Objectives

By the end of the package/course students will be able to understand the principles of guided weapon systems technology and all inter-related and multi-disciplinary facets involved with the complete systems design process.

Business Benefits

A key development course to support the needs of the business.
Entry Requirements

Restrictions

There are no restrictions for this course.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions for this course.

Pre-requisites

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in engineering, science or mathematics or the professional equivalent. Students whose native language is not English must attain a minimum IELTS score of 7.

Suitability

  • British Army
    • OF-10
      • Field Marshal
    • OF-9
      • General
    • OF-8
      • Lieutenant General
    • OF-7
      • Major General
    • OF-6
      • Brigadier
    • OF-5
      • Colonel
    • OF-4
      • Lieutenant Colonel
    • OF-3
      • Major
    • OF-2
      • Captain
    • OF-1
      • Lieutenant
      • Second Lieutenant
    • OR-9
      • Warrant Officer Class 1
    • OR-8
      • Warrant Officer Class 2
    • OR-7
      • Colour Sergeant
      • Staff Corporal
      • Staff Sergeant
    • OR-6
      • Sergeant
    • OR-4
      • Corporal
    • OR-3
      • Lance Corporal
    • OR-2
      • Private
    • OR-1
      • Driver
  • Civil Servant
    • OF-8
      • SCS Pay Band 3
    • OF-7
      • SCS Pay Band 2
    • OF-6
      • B1
      • SCS Pay Band 1
    • OF-5
      • B2
      • B2 MSF
      • B2 PR LEC
    • OF-4
      • C1
      • C1 MSF
      • C1 SNR LEC
    • OF-3
      • C2
      • C2 LEC
      • C2 MSF
    • OF-2
      • D
      • D MSF
    • OR-8
      • E1
      • Skill Zone 1
      • Skill Zone 2
      • Skill Zone 3
    • OR-7
      • E2
  • Royal Air Force
    • OF-10
      • Marshal of the Royal Air Force
    • OF-9
      • Air Chief Marshal
    • OF-8
      • Air Marshal
    • OF-7
      • Air Vice Marshal
    • OF-6
      • Air Commodore
    • OF-5
      • Group Captain
    • OF-4
      • Wing Commander
    • OF-3
      • Squadron Leader
    • OF-2
      • Flight Lieutenant
    • OF-1
      • Flying Officer
    • OF(D)
      • Pilot Officer
    • OR-9
      • Warrant Officer
    • OR-7
      • Chief Technician
      • Flight Sergeant
    • OR-6
      • Sergeant
    • OR-4
      • Corporal
    • OR-3
      • Junior Technician
      • Leading Aircraftsman
      • Senior Aircraftsman
  • Royal Marines
    • OF-10
      • Field Marshal
    • OF-9
      • General
    • OF-8
      • Lieutenant General
    • OF-7
      • Major General
    • OF-6
      • Brigadier
    • OF-5
      • Colonel
    • OF-4
      • Lieutenant Colonel
    • OF-3
      • Major
    • OF-2
      • Captain
    • OF-1
      • Lieutenant
      • Second Lieutenant
    • OR-9
      • Warrant Officer Class 1
    • OR-8
      • Warrant Officer Class 2
    • OR-7
      • Colour Sergeant
    • OR-6
      • Sergeant
    • OR-4
      • Corporal
    • OR-3
      • Lance Corporal
    • OR-2
      • Marine
  • Royal Navy
    • OF-10
      • Admiral of the Fleet
    • OF-9
      • Admiral
    • OF-8
      • Vice Admiral
    • OF-7
      • Rear Admiral
    • OF-6
      • Commodore
    • OF-5
      • Captain
    • OF-4
      • Commander
    • OF-3
      • Lieutenant Commander
    • OF-2
      • Lieutenant
    • OF-1
      • Sub Lieutenant
    • OF(D)
      • Midshipman
    • OR-9
      • Warrant Officer 1
    • OR-8
      • Warrant Officer 2
    • OR-7
      • Chief Petty Officer
    • OR-6
      • Petty Officer
    • OR-4
      • Leading Hand
      • Leading Rate
      • Leading Writer
    • OR-3
      • Able Rate
Staff and officers seeking to fill UK and international appointments concerned with military guided weapon systems in the services and related procurement, trials and training establishments. The course is primarily attended by UK services staff, along with professionals from the UK Civil Service, Commonwealth, NATO, selected non-NATO, scientific and industrial communities.
Course Details

Course Elements

Part One (Theory) Modules: Foundation and introductory studies, signal processing, electro-optic & infrared systems, radar principles, control theory, propulsion and aerodynamics theory
  
Part Two (Applications) Modules: Electro-optic and infrared systems, control and guidance; mechanical applications, electrical applications, propulsion and aerodynamics applications
  
Part Three (Systems) Modules: Parametric study, GW Systems Individual dissertation and group design project.

Accreditation / Assessments

The course is fully accredited with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and accreditation is presently also being sought from the Royal Aeronautical Society. Assessment varies from module to module but is via the usual mixture of written examinations, oral examinations and coursework assignments.

Further Course Information

This course is part time residential attendance.

For further course information please refer to the flyer below.

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Application Form

Further Information

Application Process:

RN – applications through 2016DIN07-149 by 6 Mar 17.

Army – applications through Army Command Order 2017/04.  Closing date extended until 29 Apr at the request of the document Author.  Should you have difficulty accessing this document please request a copy by emailing the admin team at: PGProgs.hq@da.mod.uk.   

RAF – applications through 2017DIN07-050 by 30 Apr 17.

MOD CS – applications direct to: cdsadmissionsoffice@cranfield.ac.uk between 1 Feb 17 and COP Fri 12 May 17.

Applications received outside of these dates will not be processed. Where the course is oversubscribed with applications a Selection Board will be convened by the Training and Education Team at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, with academic input from Cranfield University staff to prioritise nominations. Applicants will be notified of the results by COP Fri 30 Jun 17.

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Key Information

Delivered By

Technology School

Category

Science and Engineering

Level

Uncategorised

Duration

PgDip: 40 Weeks (full time) up to three years (part-time);
MSc: 45 Weeks (full time) up to five years (part-time)

Course Price

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Location

Delivery Method

Blended Learning

Course Contact Details

Name: Cranfield Course Enquiries
Email: email contact
Tel: 01793 785810
Mil Tel: 96161 5810
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