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.
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.
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.
A key development course to support the needs of the business.
There are no restrictions for this course.
There are no exemptions for this course.
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.
- Second Lieutenant
- Colour Sergeant
- Staff Corporal
- Staff Sergeant
- Skill Zone 1
- Skill Zone 2
- Skill Zone 3
- Marshal of the Royal Air Force
- Chief Technician
- Flight Sergeant
- Junior Technician
- Leading Aircraftsman
- Senior Aircraftsman
- Second Lieutenant
- Leading Hand
- Leading Rate
- Leading Writer
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.
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.
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.
This course is part time residential attendance.
For further course information please refer to the flyer below.