M.Sc. Explosives Ordnance Engineering (PgDip)

Cranfield University | Swindon, United Kingdom
This MSc in Explosives Ordnance Engineering (PgDip) course from Cranfield University has been designed specifically to provide an opportunity to a wide range of attendees, which include military officers, defence industry staff, government servants and civilian students.

Description

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This MSc in Explosives Ordnance Engineering (PgDip) course from Cranfield University offers advanced academic background necessary for students to contribute effectively to technically demanding projects in the field of explosives and Explosives Ordnance Engineering (EOE). It does this by introducing them to up-to-date and current research, which enables them to obtain a critical awareness to problem solving and capability to evaluate both military and commercial best practice in the field of EOE.

This course enables students to learn in a flexible manner as it offers both part-time and full-time learning all with full access to an outstanding remote virtual learning environment and on-line literature through our extensive library facilities. Other qualities and transferable skills include opportunities that will enhance employment potential in this field, problem-solving, self-direction and informed communication skills.

This course meets the educational requirements for the Engineering Council UKs register of Chartered Engineers (CEng); the course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Duration
  • Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years
  • Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Modules

The MSc is 200 credits of which 90 are compulsory, 80 are for the thesis and 30 credits are elective.
The PgDip is 120 credits of which 90 are compulsory and 30 credits are elective.
Full modules are 10 credits each; half modules are 5 credits each.

Core
  • Ammunition Systems 1 (Warheads)
  • Ammunition Systems 2 (Delivery Systems)
  • Ammunition Systems 3 (Target Effects)
  • Future Developments: Scanning the Horizon in EOE
  • Insensitive Munitions (Half Module)
  • Introduction to Explosives
  • Manufacture and Material Properties of Explosives
  • Gun Propellants
  • Research Methodology
  • Testing and Evaluation of Explosives (Half Module)
  • Transitions To Detonation (Half Module)
  • EOE Project Phase
Elective
  • Explosives and the Environment (Half Module)
  • Explosives for Nuclear Weapons
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Computer Modelling Tools in Explosives Ordnance Engineering (Half Module)
  • Risk Assessment for Explosives (Half Module)
  • Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices
  • Rocket Motors and Propellants

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Requirements

This programme is accredited as a programme of further learning for CEng registration. When presented together with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme the educational requirements for CEng registration will be met in full. Students who do not have a first degree should contact the relevant institute directly for further details on whether they meet the requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The award of Explosive Ordnance and Engineering MSc/PgDip meets the educational requirements for the Engineering Council UKs register of Chartered Engineers (CEng); the course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

This programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme.

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