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Welcome

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MSc Courses

Defence Simulation and Modelling

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Shrivenham 08 Campus

Communications 40 Electronic Warfare

Facilities 10

Cyber Defence and Information Assurance

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Explosives 52 Ordnance Engineering

Cyberspace Operations Defence Acquisition Management

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Forensic 54 Computing

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Forensic MSc 56 Programme

Learning Support

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Symposia Events

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How to Apply

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Research

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Student Research 26 Defence Projects Leadership

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Guided Weapon Systems

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Gun Systems Design 62 Information 64 Capability Management International 66 Defence and Security Military Aerospace and Airworthiness

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Military Electronic 70 Systems Engineering

Military 72 Operational Research Military Vehicle Technology

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Systems Engineering 84 for Defence Capability Short Courses 86

Programme and 76 Project Management Scientific Computation

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Security Sector Management

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Sensors 82 Electronic Warfare

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welc Welcome to our new Cranfield Defence and Security Prospectus

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a School of Cranfield University that offers unique educational opportunities to the Defence and Security sectors of both public and private sector organisations. This prospectus covers not only our Postgraduate Programmes, but also the diverse Short Course Programmes that we offer and provides a summary of our highly successful Symposia at Shrivenham events.

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Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, we are the Academic Provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for postgraduate education at the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology. We deliver the highest standards of education, training and research across a range of important subject areas in defence, security, engineering, management and leadership to meet the demands of students – both Service and civilian, national and international – for the 21st century.

We continue to be innovative in our course design. New courses are developed to reflect the changing needs of the defence sector; in particular those identified by the Industrial and Technology Strategies, and changes in acquisition and procurement methodologies. Many of our courses are available full-time, parttime, or by distance learning or a blend of residential and e-learning.


come The modular structure of many of our courses offers students the flexibility to study at their own pace and to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s qualification, or simply to study an individual module. Our reputation for world-class research, coupled with our excellent teaching and facilities, allows us to offer our students a unique experience. Cranfield University’s partnering relationship with the Defence Academy and with other industrial and government agencies provides students with unparalleled access

to military and industrial expertise and facilities, as well as the facilities and expertise at our Shrivenham and Cranfield campuses. This enables the University and its students to make a powerful contribution to tackling real world problems. We look forward to welcoming you to CDS at Shrivenham, and to playing a successful part in your future career and personal development.

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Professor Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace Head of School Cranfield Defence and Security Cranfield University

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Shrivenham Campus The Shrivenham campus is on the edge of Shrivenham village, six miles from Swindon and 22 miles from Oxford. The secure campus is home to the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, which is a military and academic community providing postgraduate education in strategy, leadership, management and the application of technology to defence. Our rural location is home to over 1200 students, with nearly three times that number using us as the hub for their flexible distance learning. The atmosphere is mature, relaxed and informal. At the Shrivenham campus you will find a convivial mix of cultures (military and civilian), backgrounds and nations

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with an established and supported infrastructure for everyday living and a wide range of social and sporting opportunities. During your time at Shrivenham, our Course Administration and Student Support team (CASS for short) is dedicated to looking after your reception and administrative needs on site. Within the same set of buildings you will find the Academic Registry, where you can get advice on any regulations concerning your course. There is also an Accommodation Manager, who will advise you on living accommodation, and the Flexible Learning Support Team, which will provide general assistance and advice about flexible learning.

Where to stay? We help civilian and overseas military students to find self-catering rooms, shared housing or houses to rent in the local area. British military students usually live in military accommodation on site. How to get around? The M4 motorway offers easy access to London (about 70 miles or 115 km away) and Bristol (40 miles or 64 km), and frequent mainline trains from Swindon to London Paddington take about an hour. A regular bus service to Swindon and Oxford is available. Heathrow Airport is less than 90 minutes by road along the M4. Gatwick, Bristol, Southampton and Cardiff airports are also within easy reach.


Where to eat and drink?

Where to shop?

What about your future?

All students, including those in self-catering accommodation, are eligible for full use of the facilities in the officers’ messes on site. Each mess has its own self-service dining room offering a varied menu, bar, TV rooms, snooker room, gym, laundry, private function facilities and associated quiet areas. Nearby villages have pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

Shrivenham, the nearest village, is well served with a range of local shops and a bank, doctor’s surgery and Post Office. The nearest country market towns, Faringdon and Highworth, are both 4 miles away.

After graduation, support continues from the alumni team, enabling networking, continuing professional development and job opportunities. In addition, staff in Barrington Library can facilitate contact with the Careers Advisor for advice and assistance with career counselling, employment and further study opportunities. Help is available for current students and graduates on all aspects of the job search process.

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Cranfield Defence and Security at Shrivenham is a leading centre for research in the fields of defence and security. Our research programmes are linked to a wide variety of topics and supported with highquality facilities not found in any other comparable institution in the UK. Our projects are directed by acknowledged experts assisted by well qualified technical staff. Some examples of our laboratories and facilities include:

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Simulation and Synthetic Environment Laboratory

Decision Analysis and Risk Management Laboratory

The Simulation and Synthetic Environment Laboratory (SSEL) is designed to provide appropriate facilities for the teaching of Defence Simulation and Modelling (DS&M) where a high proportion of practical work is required.

The Decision Analysis and Risk Management Laboratory was developed as a virtual lab focussed on development of probabilistic decision analysis and modelling techniques and the use of decision analytic methodologies within simulations. It explores and applies techniques such as Bayesian belief networks to decision analysis and automated decision systems.

Applications available in the SSEL range from networked and distributed systems, constructive wargames and computer generated forces through to virtual simulations and simpler simulation packages such as Simul8, Vensim and computer graphics and logistics toolsets. The SSEL conducts teaching and exercises involving up to 50 people in a reconfigurable and flexible laboratory format.

Forensic Institute Analytical Laboratory This new facility accommodates an extensive suite of state-of-the-art equipment and has the capability for the analysis of a wide range of materials. The laboratory is wellequipped for a range of analytical investigations from the macro-scale


to the micro-scale. Analysis kit includes a micro-CT facility, IR and Raman microscopes, ICPMS with laser ablation, mapping XRF and surface digitisation equipment. The laboratory, which also undertakes commercial work, supports the broad, high-quality research that is conducted by the Cranfield Forensic Institute and operates under forensic conditions of contamination and audit control. It is also used to deliver teaching sessions to students on the MSc Forensic Programme run by the Cranfield Forensic Institute and other courses run by Cranfield University. A remote teaching facility is installed in the laboratory providing the capability to deliver demonstrations and teaching sessions to groups of students worldwide.

Materials Characterisation Facility We have extensive materials characterisation laboratories that focus on the physico-chemical analysis of a wide range of materials. The laboratories include optical and electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction (including mapping micro systems), and a wide range of mechanical testing from macro to nano scales. The laboratories are supported by several bespoke sample preparation areas. The facilities support a wide range of research and commercial activities from internal and external customers.

Radiation Facilities We have a comprehensive suite of radiation facilities for research and evaluation. This includes the

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largest Co-60 source within any UK university that is designed as a dry panoramic research gamma irradiator. It is capable of fully characterised dose rate distributions from as high as 20k Gy/hr to as low as 18 Gy/hr dependent on sample size. It is used by government agencies, defence contractors, nuclear power and other industries that need to evaluate the performance of equipment which may be subject to the effects of nuclear radiation both at the component and system level. An adjacent laboratory provides ample clean space for customers to set up any additional testing equipment that may be necessary for their work and access via cable ducts into the irradiation cell allows customers to make real time measurements if required. www.da.mod.uk/sites/da/colleges/cmt

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Defence Test and Evaluation Unique in the UK and Europe, Cranfield’s Test and Evaluation capability underpins many of our activities. Our specialist facilities include Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC), Explosives Research and Demonstration Area (ERDA), Test, Evaluation, Research and Proof (TERP) ranges and the Shrivenham Explosive Test House (SETH). SETH offers a totally independent facility for hazard testing explosives using EMTAP tests. It has been created to provide explosives data pertinent to explosives safety. This includes sensitiveness, sensitivity and explosiveness information on small scale samples of all types of energetic materials. The testing facility also evaluates

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stability and compatibility relevant to the storage life of explosives. It offers a full qualification service for explosives materials in accordance with STANAG 4170. SETH has been accredited by the UK MOD as a recognised explosive testing facility. There are two TERP ranges available at Shrivenham: the Small Arms Experimental Range (SAER) which is a purpose built range that is a fully instrumented indoor remote fired range designed for the testing of experimental weapons and ammunition, and the Indoor Ballistic Range (IBR) which can accommodate weapons up to 7.62mm and projectiles up to a maximum of 8kJ energy. ERDA is the explosive firing range where we can detonate up to 500g (PE4 equivalent) outdoors in free air,

and up to 1kg (PE4 equivalent) indoors with fragmentation as required. All firings can be instrumented and can include high speed imagery. COTEC is situated at Gore Cross, West Lavington, Wiltshire and occupies a site previously operated by MOD P&EE. The site is fully contained within the Salisbury Plain Training Area boundary and is adjacent to the Westdown impact area. COTEC offers the following capabilities and facilities; ammunition and ordnance proofing, bullet and fragment attack, drop testing and spigot intrusion, explosives and fragmentation trials, flare test track, fuel fires, high altitude test facility, explosive atmosphere test chamber, high pressure gas guns, shaped charge jet attack, slow


cook-off, explosive disposal and demilitarisation, tunnel range, mine boot testing, vertical recovery, firework testing and sympathetic reaction. These tests are conducted to current Defence Standards, British Standards, ENs, STANAGS, ITOP, EMTAP and Ordnance Board procedures. The ERDA and COTEC have a licenced explosives factory, an ammunition breakdown and assessment facility, and a small arms range. This capability includes systems from large calibre weapons to small arms, munitions, IEDs and mines.

Explosives Cranfield University capabilities encompass all aspects of synthesis, characterisation and qualification of explosive, propellant and pyrotechnic materials. Cranfield University has extensive analytical facilities for evaluation of explosives and explosive materials to a range of national and international standards (i.e. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation), examples are chemical stability and compatibility tests, chemical and thermal analysis, mechanical and rheology tests, and physical characterisation tests. The University has facilities for the synthesis of energetic materials and energetic polymers up to 50 grams and a pilot scale continuous flow nitration apparatus. Full chemical characterisation facilities are available i.e. NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis,

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Raman, DSC, TGA, DTA, GC, HPLC, MS. Microbalances capable of dynamic weighing down to 0.01 mg in a variety of atmospheres, which can be used for vapour adsorption isotherms to determine BET surface areas with nitrogen or for measuring the capacities of adsorbents for organic vapours. The University also has facilities for manufacturing up to 500g of energetic materials which include a remotely operated IKA planetary mixer with heating jacket and vacuum ports, a resodyne acoustic mixer, a Z-blade Winkworth mixer and 10 tonne and 100 tonne presses. Cranfield also has super critical facilities for control of particle size.

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Ballistics Test Ranges Cranfield Defence and Security is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for producing, testing and characterising a wide range of materials. It works closely with other departments of the University and with other external agencies. The Centre is nationally recognised for the testing of body armour for the Ministry of Defence. Unmanned Autonomous Systems Laboratory This laboratory is conducting research on all aspects of autonomous systems including guidance and navigation and sense and avoid activities. It allows the use of both ground and small aerial vehicles and the generation of a virtual laboratory via image capture.

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Intelligent Propulsion and Emissions Laboratory This laboratory houses three separate test cells, used for monitoring emissions or power output of engines. It is also home to a 100 kW electric motor/brake system and a 300 bhp eddy current brake system for propulsion loading applications.

Other facilities include: • Hyperspectral imaging laboratory • Laser laboratories • Radio frequency laboratories (including ground based synthetic aperture radar facilities) • Comparatively large-scale wind tunnels and other flow test rigs with advanced instrumentation (such as laser-Doppler anemometry and particle image velocimetry) • Explosives-capable single stage gas-gun • Whole vehicle test facility


Key areas of activities: • Aeromechanical systems • Applied mathematics and scientific computing • Autonomous systems • Authentication • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence (CBRN) • Communications and wireless networks • Cyber defence • Disaster and emergencies • Defence acquisition • Decision analysis and decision support • Defence chemistry • Defence leadership and management • Defence and security marketing • Electronic warfare

• Explosives and ordnance science • and technology • • Firearms and ballistics • • Forensics – archaeology and • anthropology • Forensics – computer and • network security • Forensic science and • engineering • • Future combat systems • Guided weapons technology • • Human factors • • Human systems • • Hyperspectral imaging • • Image processing • • Imaging • • Impact and armour • • Information operations and assurance • • Information systems engineering

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Laser effects and interactions Materials science and engineering Mine action Modelling and simulation techniques Operational analysis and operational research Power and drive systems Radio frequency and radar systems Resilience Security sector management Sensors Solar and fuel cell technology Systems engineering Training simulations Wargaming and combat modelling Weapon systems and engineering dynamics

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learning The Barrington Library The Barrington Library supports all students and staff members by providing books, journals and online content in support of all subjects taught and researched at Cranfield Defence and Security. There is a core collection of over 165,000 hard-copy books and 40,000 research and technical reports along with a comprehensive range of subject databases, 14,000 eBooks and over 36,000 full-text electronic journals. This is complemented by an effective interlibrary loan service for obtaining any documents you need, to which we do not have immediate access. Details of all these may be accessed via the Barrington Digital Library.

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Full training is provided to all students on how to make best use of the library resources, including advice on referencing and how to keep up-todate in your academic discipline. In addition to induction training, students also benefit from thesis workshops, online training, 1-2-1 assistance, the Library Essentials Student Handbook, and study skills guidance via the School’s Virtual Learning Environment.

The Library Reports Section provides access to theses, staff papers and classified material (subject to the requirements of your chosen course). No other UK university can provide this. The Reports Section staff have excellent contacts with Dstl, Qinetiq, Ministry of Defence libraries and overseas military establishments, which means they can often obtain hard to find material.

Each course has a dedicated Library Information Specialist to provide you with full support in using the library throughout your time at Shrivenham; help is always available online via the ‘Ask a Librarian’ service.

The Barrington Library also supports the University’s Careers Service by hosting both a careers information area and private interview space for students to have careers guidance interviews. There are take-away copies and reference materials on all aspects of careers development, including


tailored resources, such as the Cranfield CV guide, as well as guidance on the recruitment process, including application forms, psychometric tests and interviews. Finally, when you successfully graduate you will be eligible to join the Alumni Library Online service which is aimed at supporting your continuing professional development.

Computing and Learning Technologies The majority of our courses offer you more flexible ways to study and complete coursework. Cranfield Defence and Security therefore endeavours to provide you with a suite of IT resources which will support your learning throughout your studies whether on or off-campus, including: • Cranfield email account • personal file store - available at home or anywhere throughout the world via the Internet • access to the Cranfield Intranet • •

As a new student, you will receive scheduled induction training on the use of the IT systems and learning applications at the start of your course. You will also have on-going access to video guides on the CDS VLE to remind you how to use these systems and applications. These guides include how to access learning and library content and how to submit assignments using the School’s plagiarism detection software Turnitin. Any additional training needs can be supplied by the CDS IS Service Desk and Flexible Learning Support Centre, either by appointment on campus or via the e-Helpdesk.

access to the Barrington Digital Library access to the CDS Virtual Learning Environment (CDS VLE)

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05-06 March Defence Support and Logistics 09-10 April Defence Information (UKCeB) 14-15 May Armoured Fighting Vehicles 21 May RUSI/Cranfield Defence Acquisition Reform 28 May Tackling No-fault Found in Maintenance Engineering 02-03 June MilDec 09-11 June Spatial Socio-cultural Knowledge 11-13 June Culture in Conflict 16-17 June Systems Engineering 23-25 June Electro-Optics and Infrared

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events 26-27 June RF-EW

02-03 July Contracting for Availability

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19-21 August Small Arms and Cannons 07-12 September Military Aspects of Blast and Shock 10 September Information Capability Management 30 September - 01 October Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives 11-12 November International CBRN 18-19 November Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism 03-04 December Electronic Warfare For further details visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/symposia

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how to We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and we are committed to promoting equal opportunities. We select people who have the ability and motivation to benefit from their intended programmes of study and who will make positive contributions to the life of the University. Every MSc programme within this prospectus provides details of the entry requirement relevant to that course.

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More details are available on the individual course entry on our website. More information on all courses, student life and how to apply can be found on our website www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/students Applications for Postgraduate studies and short courses Separate application forms are available for MSc programmes and short courses. All versions are available by contacting: +44 (0)1793 785810 or from our website www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/students

Enhanced Learning Credits Cranfield Defence and Security is an Approved Learning Provider for the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme. If you are a member of Armed Services Personnel you can get more information on how to use your credits against our degree courses by visiting the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services website at: www.enhancedlearningcredits.com


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Cranfield Defence and Security at Shrivenham offers PhDs as well as Masters of Philosophy or Masters by Research degrees through its Doctoral Training Centre. Broad areas of research include defence and security, science, engineering and management. More specifically, our expertise covers a range of specialist subjects including cyber defence, forensic science, defence chemistry, defence engineering, ordnance science and technology, information systems, electronic warfare, simulation and analytics, systems engineering, international security and resilience, and defence acquisition.

subject areas not commonly offered and access to specialised facilities, including ballistic ranges, explosives trials areas and extensive simulation and synthetic environments where conflicts can be modelled and strategies evaluated. For students from both national and foreign government agencies, we are able to operate at the appropriate levels of confidentiality and security. In addition, our comprehensive on-site and online library has a collection of both classified and unclassified reports and documents covering relevant subject areas.

Research students at Cranfield Defence and Security have the opportunity to investigate

Doctoral and Research Training Research students at Cranfield Defence and Security are

part of the vibrant Doctoral Training Centre. Its staff guide students through their ‘research apprenticeship’ from application to alumni, helping them to get started, stay on track and build up their research skills. Centrally located with easy access to a range of facilities, the Centre provides a focus for the research community on this site. Many students choose to study full time but a substantial proportion are part time with some carrying out research into areas aligned with their full time employment. The Doctoral Training Centre is geared up to communicating with its students online and offering e-learning, either through the Virtual Learning Environment or the Global Classroom.


Prerequisites

Duration

The minimum entry requirements are:

PhD: Three and a half years full time and six years part time

a first or second class honours degree from a UK university in a subject relevant to the proposed course of study or an equivalent qualification

MPhil: Two years full time and four years part time

significant relevant working experience in combination with other qualifications below a 2:2 level

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• exceptionally, a combination of lesser qualifications may be acceptable. Each application is judged on its merits.

MSc by Research: One year full time and two years part time

April and October Doctoral Training Centre Academic Lead Annie Maddison Warren T: +44(0)1793 78 5955 E: a.maddisonwarren@cranfield.ac.uk

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Security incident reporting Michael Humphries PhD student

Having left school at 16 to be a police officer Michael never dreamed he would become an academic. However, after 25 years with the force his Deputy Chief Constable suggested he study part-time for a Master’s degree in Protecting Critical Infrastructure. He was, by then, working with the National Policing Improvement Agency, reviewing information technology (IT) security issues. “This introduced me to academic study,” recounts Michael. “I became interested in the roles of monitoring and alerting. To protect an organisation from risk you need to know what’s happening,” he explains. “There must be a methodical and consistent process of alerting the right people in the right way. My Master’s degree left questions unanswered. After I retired from the Police and joined the National Crime Agency I enrolled to study part-time for a PhD at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the UK, researching security incident reporting, which the University part-funds.” “I liken the situation to car insurance,” he continues. “Insurers have empirical data to evaluate and identify risks, based on years of detailed incident reports. But with IT security there’s a reluctance to report things. Individuals may not flag problems

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they don’t recognise as being significant. At an organisational level there’s an unwillingness to disclose data security issues for fear of damaging a company’s reputation.” "We don’t know what we don’t know" Michael is concerned there’s more happening than we know about. “We must research what the problems are and how they have been reported,” he says. “Each of us needs to standardise how we chronicle incidents. Lots of organisations use systems and data and we no longer only send information between secure PCs: we send data back and forth using our mobile phone from a supermarket, a beach or anywhere. We’re far from where we need to be in understanding and achieving security. It’s a problem facing many organisations, not just national security.” Identifying the critical success factors in removing barriers is important. As a part of Michael’s PhD studies he has devised a model, applicable to any organisation in any sector. Some government departments already use it and others are interested. He hopes it will become widely adopted across public and private sectors. “Cranfield University at the Defence Academy has given me terrific credibility,” he appreciates. “People take notice when research is conducted under the Cranfield name.

They recognise my work is of a crucial and sensitive nature.” “I study remotely, using online access to the library, and I joined the mess, which I can use for block study on campus,” continues Michael. “I meet or email my supervisor, Debi Ashenden, regularly. She’s well known in the information security arena, such as in the Cabinet Office. This opens doors for me! Anyone considering studying at Cranfield should consider this point carefully: it’s not just its excellent facilities which put the University above others, but also its stature and its connections.” “There’s no denying the commitment of studying part-time while also working. I have to be self-disciplined and need the support of family and colleagues. But the rewards are incredible. I’m now able to conduct rigorous testing yet be fully open to challenge. Studying at this level certainly opens the mind.”


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Quality through equality Derek McAvoy, OBE PhD student

Derek joined the Army aged 16, with one O Level. Recruited into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, he achieved an Ordinary National Certificate in Engineering. “It was at that point I realised I could think,” he recalls. Derek climbed the ranks and earned his commission, challenging thinly disguised dismissiveness towards ‘late entry’ officers. Rising to full Colonel, he was also awarded an Order of the British Empire for his role in supporting operations. He is now a business consultant. “While in service I studied part-time for a Bachelor’s degree. I then studied part-time at Cranfield University, firstly for an MOD-funded Masters in Defence Administration, then for an MPhil in Entrepreneurship. I was invited to upgrade to a PhD, to extract greater value from my work. I’m studying institutional entrepreneurship, focusing on women’s role in the Army. I’m interested in organisational change from within.”

career competition and women representation on selection boards. The British armed forces lose significant talents when women leave. With diminishing forces we need richness through diversity,” he says.

“Active combat is one way to build social capital. Education is another, such as through the Advanced Command and Staff Course (which prepares selected officers for highgrade appointments). But women face broader issues while working in a male environment, especially where their role appears incongruent to their gender stereotype.”

Study techniques

Derek understands how military women encounter inequality in many circumstances, including when their husband is posted, or when they have children. They are expected to follow, or acquiesce. Some succeed, but little is known about how. “I invited 24 people to attend anonymous interviews about the perception of, and challenges to, women in the Army. The eagerness to share stories led to my interviewing 58,” he says. “I learned a lot.”

Women in the armed forces rarely reach the highest echelons: fewer than 1.3% of senior-ranking officers are female.

“The age of the institution probably affects its ability to adapt to women’s changing roles,” says Derek. “Female senior officers are more prevalent in the Royal Air Force than in the Royal Navy or the Army.”

“I’m researching how we can legitimise women, increasing their

“Military change must come from within. I’d recommend broadening

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‘institutional social capital’ and addressing a deeply-embedded belief in female inferiority,” Derek says. “The Army is structured around going to war, with a cultural perception that women support men but cannot always fulfil the battle roles of men.”

“I’ve read literature till I’ve fallen asleep”, Derek jokes, “discovering gaps in academic knowledge.” “My supervisor, Dr Kevin Burgess, has been fantastic,” he continues. “He’s taught me interviewing techniques, how to evaluate transcripts accurately and prepared me to give academic presentations.” “Online access to Barrington Library is excellent and social networks at Cranfield Defence and Security provide a rich seam of knowledge.” “Studying, particularly while working, is tiring but fascinating. I’m on a voyage of self-discovery, learning personal value and confidence. I’d advise anyone considering studying for a PhD at Cranfield to keep a broad mind. Everything is achievable.”


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Tradition and culture: political decisionmaking in Russia Olga Romanova PhD student

Born and educated in Russia, Olga graduated in 1998 before working in international relations. When her husband’s employer moved him to England Olga and their children initially stayed behind. Eventually, however, Olga’s keen interest in Russian politics, and how they affect the rest of the world, led her to apply to study for a PhD in the UK. “Cambridge University offered me a place but, despite its incredible reputation, I declined,” she recalls. “I just wasn’t comfortable with the environment. I had also applied to Cranfield University, which I found stimulating, influential and welcoming.” “Cranfield offers knowledgeable practitioners with real-world experience,” she continues. “I was one of 32 applicants for a scholarship. They made a quick decision – within one month – and I was the successful applicant, funded by the Centre for Security Sector Management. I moved to the UK in 2010, to Cambridge, in fact.” “I’ve titled my thesis ‘The importance of culture in national security decision-making in Russia’. I’m studying how tradition influences decisions.”

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“I talk with experts, institutes, people from other universities and government councillors who have access to leaders. I also talk with members of previous governments. I didn’t want to observe at an institutional level, as decision-making is more personal in Russia. Leaders tend to revert to traditional thought processes and long-held perceptions of the external environment. Foreign policy is based on many centuries of Russians believing ‘foreign’ is hostile.” The word is mightier… “Russians rely heavily on the words leaders say, rather than what’s written in a document or manifesto,” Olga continues. “This is an important consideration for other countries. Forming personal relations with foreign rulers is crucial to Russian leaders, rather than relationships based on paperwork and treaties. Russians watch the foreign political landscape very closely, monitoring which party and leader are likely to gain power.” “Russia’s national security policy is reactive, not proactive. Politicians consider they don’t need a strategy as the future is always so unpredictable. Peter the Great (ruled 1682 - 1725) was the only leader, historically, to have a policy and strategy to move Russia on in global terms.”

Help and support “Cranfield’s facilities are excellent,” says Olga. “I was given the right software to do my research and the library staff are wonderful – I can order books through them from many libraries across the world. I visit the Shrivenham campus once a week and spend one whole week there each month. My supervisor (Prof Ann Fitz-Gerald) travels a lot but answers all emails and phone calls really quickly. There are no communication problems.” “I want my studies to give the world an opportunity to understand how Russian politics work – why certain ideas don’t work in Russia and why Western expectations may be unrealistic, or completely fail,” she explains. Olga’s final words for those considering research degrees at Cranfield University related to the vast range of age groups attracted to the research programme and therefore, the opportunity to meet interesting mid-career professionals as well as those coming straight from first degrees and Masters programmes. She advises students to: “Be ready to work independently but be assured of a welcoming and friendly environment.”


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Reducing the impact of land mines Ryan Pinto PhD student

Ryan studied Engineering and Biotechnology in his native India, completing a special-interest project on Forensic Science during his final year. Fascinated by his increasing specialism, he wanted to further his learning in the best possible academic institute. “I’d heard good things about Cranfield University”, he says, “which has an excellent reputation internationally. I applied to study for a Master’s degree in Forensic Engineering at the Defence Academy of the UK. Everyone was really helpful, assisting me in sorting out the paperwork I needed as a non-UK national. My supervisor, Dr Debra Carr, was also incredibly supportive throughout, and I really enjoyed my studies.” Ryan then applied to continue his studies still further at Cranfield, enrolling on a three-year, full-time PhD course. His thesis is ‘Blast loading and blast resistance of footwear’. “There are many millions of land mines around the world”, he describes, “which cause dreadful injuries. There is no protocol for how footwear reacts when someone treads on a mine. I’m not studying special boots worn by soldiers in known land mine zones, I’m researching ordinary, Army-issue boots and what injuries soldiers

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sustain through unexpected land mines. No boot can stop a land mine, yet, but we can work to lessen the impact.” Reducing contamination “My three principal areas of focus are on how to prevent the boots from contaminating body tissue; the surgical results; and how to change those results for the better. It follows on well from my Master’s studies, which were biased towards biology and chemistry. I’m now putting my theoretical knowledge into practice,” he continues. “The Defence Academy at the Shrivenham campus has excellent facilities for testing explosives. We have a simulator, a ballistics (shooting) range and an explosives range. I don’t think I could get to use such resources anywhere else. The Academy’s strong military connections also mean I have access to relevant people through Deborah, who is still my supervisor.” Ryan designed a special rig, which he buries into sand at particular depths. “I minimise the variables of explosives testing by using the same type of sand and the same charges, across multiple trials,” he explains. “I formulate models and compare results. One of the chief aims is to prevent as many fragments as possible from entering the foot, to reduce contamination. I think I’m right in saying we’re the only

people looking at this right now.” He is thankful to several boot manufacturers – from the UK, the US and Japan – which have been keen to be involved, supplying Ryan with prototypes to test. He is also quick to praise the University: “The Shrivenham campus, although alive with activity, is actually quite isolated and quiet – an excellent environment,” he says. “Cranfield University is, in all aspects, a brilliant place to study.” Once he has completed his PhD Ryan hopes to present a clear way forward for the Army in their selection of boots for foot soldiers. After that, he may go on to further studies, or seek a career in the military or perhaps even with boot manufacturers. He recognises he has plenty of choices.


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Sharing knowledge of stabilisation in conflict areas Greg Wilson PhD student

“As a mature student I believe it’s never too late to study, and in one sense we have an obligation to share the accumulated knowledge we have gained over a lifetime of work.” This is the philosophy of Greg Wilson, a self-employed consultant who advises on stabilisation and good governance during and after conflict for government. Having worked across the world in fragile, conflictaffected states including Bosnia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan for the UN, the UK government, World Bank and others, Greg wanted to distil his practical experience and put into writing the lessons he has learned. In particular, Greg is concerned that people should understand the limits of military and civil bodies’ capability to rebuild a government and a country after conflict. “My research concerns re-establishing public administration in countries experiencing profound political and civil conflict; I used the case study of Afghanistan,” he says. “Military and civil authorities work in very different timescales from each other. They need to be realistic about what they can achieve, how and in what timescale.” Greg is studying for his PhD while undertaking his research

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in war zones and undertaking occasional consulting tasks. “Cranfield University chose to partfund my research; without their financial support I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it,” he offers. “I believe the topic is of fundamental importance to the public interest as well as being aligned with much of what the University does to support the MOD. My research expands the engagement and research interests of Cranfield University into the area of good governance in fragile situations. UK military doctrine now includes reference to the importance of this.” A unique study platform Greg chose Cranfield University “because of its association with the Defence Academy, the faculty and its international reputation.” He especially appreciates the digital library: “I can be out in the field in Afghanistan and working on my PhD research through an internet connection to the library’s extensive collections. The library staff are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive.” “I also have access to the military,” he continues. “No one else has that link. And I can interact with other students with an interest in conflict, defence, governance and management. It’s a unique combination of assets.”

Greg hopes to publish his findings either as an e-book or in academic papers and also present them in lectures and presentations. “My research is of interest to the UK government, to the international community and particularly to the citizens of countries such as Afghanistan experiencing such protracted and complex conflicts,” he explains. “I hope my papers will give many people a better understanding of conflict, its consequences and the means of recovering from it.” Studying for his PhD has also reconnected Greg with teaching. He now lectures a module on the Master’s programme in Security Sector Management, teaching classes of Ethiopian students and groups of other students from international backgrounds, each for one week per year. “Studying and teaching reminds you of the importance of evidenceinformed research,” he concludes. “In my consultancy I practice; in my research I study theory and the importance of research and evidence. It’s a very good combination.”


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At the special request of the Home Office Alex Mabbott PhD student

Following his Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science at the University of Lincoln, Alex studied a one-year MSc degree in Forensic Ballistics at Cranfield Defence and Security. His three month research project focused on the performance of police body armour, and was supported by The Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). As he neared the end of his MSc, a professor from Cranfield’s Impact and Armour Group (Cranfield Defence and Security) campaigned to get Alex funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to study for a PhD, to continue his investigations. Alex’s PhD is also supported by CAST. “He succeeded”, says a delighted Alex, “and I’m now part-way through what will be a three to three-and-a-half year full-time course. The working title of my thesis is ‘The overmatching of police body armour’. I’m investigating different scenarios to establish whether the presence of body armour may exacerbate an injury, for example by causing a bullet to fragment or making it otherwise unstable,” he explains. “I’ve trialled different soft body tissue simulants; investigating which is most suitable has been an important part of my studies. I will be using translucent gelatine blocks.”

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Live rounds Alex is using Impact and Armour Group’s Small Arms Experimental Range, investigating different variables such as ammunition types and impact velocities. “I’m concentrating on two types of bullet and armour,” he says. “High velocity rifle ammunition is shot into tissue simulants protected by body armour designed to stop low velocity ballistic threats, and low velocity handgun ammunition is shot into simulants with knife-resistant armour in front. I believe Cranfield is the only university in the UK to have a live range.” “After ballistic testing, I then measure and analyse the damage, including collecting all the fragments and fibres in the tissue simulant,” continues Alex. “The ranges, armoury, forensic and materials science facilities are invaluable to me for my research here." “There are currently four other PhD students examining aspects of body armour and / or human vulnerability in Cranfield University’s Impact and Armour Group,” he says. “We help each other out. We also collaborate with different countries and other universities, where appropriate. Cranfield’s connections are very strong, with the MOD, Home Office, military and commercial organisations. These links – and the experienced personnel they give

me access to – are invaluable. My supervisors, Dr Debra Carr and Mr Stephen Champion and the Range Staff Mr David Miller and Mr Mike Teagle are amazing – I can’t praise them highly enough.” “It’s exciting to think my research will be put to practical use and potentially save lives,” he concludes. “I’m currently doing a three-month internship at the Home Office CAST in St Albans. They involve me in many projects, including reviewing their standards, and it’s useful to be able to network. I’m hoping this will help me progress into a career in ballistics. I wouldn’t have been offered this internship if I wasn’t doing my PhD!”


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Communications Electronic Warfare PgCert The Communications Electronic Warfare PgCert has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. The programme covers a selection of electronic warfare (EW) topics relevant to military communications systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military information systems. The main focus of the programme, being EW in relation to communications systems, assumes a good understanding of these systems before considering how to defend them from electronic attack or intercept. On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to critically analyse the threat from Electronic Surveillance (ES) and Electronic Attack (EA) to typically military information systems. They will be able to propose strategies involving Electronic Device (ED) mechanisms to these threats and be able to investigate and evaluate current and proposed ED methods and techniques to them. Note that this programme takes modules from the Military Electronic Systems Engineering course, and transfers to a PgDip/MSc are possible. Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. 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.

Programme modules include:

Funding

Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices 

This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances.

Communications Principles  Information Networks  Career opportunities 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.

For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (normally electronics, electrical engineering or physics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date September Duration PgCert Two years part-time Teaching location Shrivenham Fees PgCert £10,400

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 03 - 04 December Electronic Warfare For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Communications Electronic Warfare PgCert Course code: CEWPGC

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Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc I PgDip I PgCert The course will specifically focus on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. This necessitates sound technical understanding overlaid with an appreciation of the drivers and constraints within the business, and the knowledge to ensure the gap between the two can be bridged by the use of management tools, techniques and strategies. Students will be government, corporate and critical information infrastructure staff who are one or more of the following: • managers who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats • technicians who wish to understand the operational and business context • procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects • policy and planning staff interested in cyber policy, computer network and security operations • personnel interested in social media and associated concepts such as cyber mobilisation • those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures. The programme is designed to develop professionals who can effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level. It will specifically focus on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. Programme modules include: Understanding Risk and Information Assurance  Cyber Defence - Governance and Management  Cyber Attack - Threats and Opportunities  Social Technologies  The Human Dimension  Critical Networks and Process Control  Developing Cyber Thinking and Practice

External influences

Teaching location

The course has an Industrial Advisory Panel, chaired by Sir Edmund Burton, with expert representatives from government and industry, including the Cabinet Office, Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), Fujitsu, mobile phone giant EE, the Centre for Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI), MOD and the National Grid.

Shrivenham, part-time flexible learning through a virtual learning environment.

This course is supported by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. Career opportunities Takes you on to become one of the next generation of managers who can understand and effectively manage and exploit the threats and opportunities of cyberspace at the organisational level.

Fees MSc £11,500 PgDip £9,800 PgCert £4,900 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree; 3rd class degree with three years relevant experience; pass degree with five years relevant experience; HND/C with seven years relevant experience. Exceptional candidates may be accepted with 10 years relevant experience, where relevant experience is gained in Information Security, Information Operations, Information Risk or related role. English language Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5. Start date September Duration MSc Up to five years part-time PgDip Up to four years part-time PgCert Up to three years part-time

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 09 - 10 April Defence Information (UKCeB) 03-04 June MilDec 10 September Information Capability Management For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: CD&IA

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Cyberspace Operations MSc I PgDip I PgCert The course will specifically focus on responses to serious present and emerging threats in the information domain. This necessitates sound technical understanding overlaid with an appreciation of the drivers and constraints within the business, and the knowledge to ensure the gap between the two can be bridged by the use of management tools, techniques and strategies. Students will be military and other government personnel charged with supporting operations in cyberspace, in their current or anticipated role. These staff may also be one or more of the following: • managers who need to understand information risk and respond to cyber threats • technicians who wish to understand the operational and business context • procurement staff commissioning critical or sensitive projects • policy and planning staff interested in computer network and security operations • personnel interested in social media and associated concepts such as cyber mobilisation • those charged with accreditation and assessment of security measures. The programme is designed to develop professionals to support manoeuvre in cyberspace, in contested operations and as part of integrated planning. Programme modules include: Understanding Risk and Information Assurance  Cyber Defence - Governance and Management  Cyber Attack - Threats and Opportunities 

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External influences

Duration

The course has an Industrial Advisory Panel, chaired by Sir Edmund Burton, with expert representatives from government and industry, including the Cabinet Office, Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), Fujitsu, mobile phone giant EE, the Centre for Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI), MOD and the National Grid.

MSc Up to five years part-time PgDip Up to four years part-time PgCert Up to three years part-time

This course is supported by the UK Government's Cabinet Office and Office of Cyber Security and Information Security. Career opportunities Takes you on to become one of the next generation of staff who can support manoeuvre in cyberspace, in contested operations and as part of integrated planning. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree; 3rd class degree with three years relevant experience; pass degree with five years relevant experience; HND/C with seven years relevant experience. Exceptional candidates may be accepted with 10 years relevant experience, where relevant experience is gained in Information Security, Information Operations, Information Risk or related role. Owing to security classification and course purpose, only UK Government sponsored and security-cleared students with a justifiable interest in cyberspace operations will be enrolled on the CSOps named award or its two modules on Planning in the Full-Spectrum Context and Cyber in the C2 Battle. English language

Social Technologies 

Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.

The Human Dimension 

Start date

Planning in the Full-Spectrum Context 

September

Teaching location Shrivenham, part-time flexible learning through a virtual learning environment. Fees MSc £11,500 PgDip £9,800 PgCert £4,900 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 09 -10 April Defence Information (UKCeB) 03-04 June MilDec

Cyber in the C2 Battle 

10 September Information Capability Management

Developing Cyber Thinking and Practice

For full symposia listing see page 18.


Cyberspace Operations MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: CYBerop

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Defence Acquisition Management MSc I PgDip I PgCert This MSc programme is suitable for those in the defence and security sectors involved in, and with, the acquisition community in need of a Masters level understanding of acquisition processes and practices. The course covers management literature that is essential for those mid career to make complex decisions and the management of processes to successfully deliver military capability. The course offers three themed pathways that focus on: • general acquisition • commercial aspects • through life support. If you are involved in any aspect of defence acquisition then this programme is for you. Whether you are involved in establishing or managing capability requirements, engaged in procurement, commercial or contracting activities, or developing and implementing support solutions, this programme will provide the underpinning information to develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills required for effective management of defence acquisition. Taught by highly respected and widely published academics and supported by visiting lecturers, senior ex-military personnel and industry leaders, the programme not only develops personal and professional knowledge and skills but also provides access, through an extensive alumni network, to innovative thought leadership in the field of defence acquisition. External influences The MSc programme provides pathways to recognition by a number of professional bodies. The MSc is a CIPS accredited course and therefore provides a pathway for eligibility for exemption from the Professional Stage of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The MSc is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), provided you have a minimum of four years’ experience in

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a management role, including at least two years at the level required by the international criteria. It also provides the opportunity to complete the Association of Project Management Professionals (APMP) examination, although the cost of this is not included within the degree. The Centre for Defence Acquisition is a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Approved Centre (10205903) for the delivery of CMI accredited programmes. Students who successfully complete the Managing Acquisition Change module will be eligible to receive the CMI ‘Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials’ at their own cost. Students who successfully complete Managing Acquisition Change, Leading Acquisition Change and Personal and Organisational Development modules will be eligible for the CMI Diploma. Career opportunities Takes you on to career development in the equipment capability area, a Defence Equipment and Support organisation (or other relevant areas such as Defence Infrastructure Organisation), defence manufacturers, commercial organisations or Government departments. It also provides a relevant lead-in towards PhD studies focused upon acquisition. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent. Alternatively, a lesser qualification such as an HNC/HND with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date January

Duration MSc Two and a half years part-time PgDip Two years part-time PgCert One year part-time Teaching location Shrivenham Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 05-06 March Defence Support and Logistics 09-10 April Defence Information (UKCeB) 21 May RUSI/Cranfield Defence Acquisition For full symposia listing see page 18.


Defence Acquisition Management (DAM) MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: DAMMSC

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Defence Leadership MSc I PgDip I PgCert

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This MSc programme is designed to appeal to all those who are interested in, or involved with, leadership. The primary audience will be those who already have some personal experience of leadership practice and are keen to expand their knowledge and understanding of leadership theory, and to improve their leadership practice. The scope of the MSc covers the defence and wider security sector and public services more generally.

• critically appraise and apply leadership studies ideas, theories and concepts to a specific organisational context • develop a critical analysis of the research methods and philosophies that underpin leadership studies.

Leadership has always been a critical element of organisational success, but only recently has its value been adequately recognised in an educational context.

Strategic Management in Defence 

By the end of the MSc students should be able to: • demonstrate a broad understanding of the variety of approaches to leadership • be aware of, and develop a critical understanding of, the nature of their own leadership • describe the causes of leadership success and failure • design and lead successful organisational change • have the practical knowledge and skills to be able to analyse widely different contexts and situations • develop leadership in others • develop a critical analysis of contemporary leadership theory and practice • have the knowledge and skills to design and shape the development of leadership in war, conflict and crisis situations • design and conduct a research project to address pertinent organisational issues in leadership studies • develop an area of specialisation through the conduct of an in-depth investigation

Leading Change and Innovation

Programme modules include: Study Skills Leadership Studies - Classical and Modern  Psychology of Leadership  Defence Sector and Organisational Behaviour  Programme and Project Management 

English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date January Duration MSc Three years part-time PgDip Two years part-time PgCert One year part-time Teaching location Shrivenham Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950

National Security Resilience and Crisis

Funding

Global Security: Culture and Complexity

This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances.

Global Security: Emerging Challenges Leadership Development in Defence Contemporary Defence Leadership Skills Research Methods External influences The advisory panel consists of senior representatives from defence and the wider security and defence industry sectors. It includes a former Defence Minister amongst the defence stakeholders.

For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities Takes you on to a thorough understanding of defence leadership in its widest setting, within and beyond the defence sector in theory and in practice. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent. Students with 3rd class honours or an ordinary degree with three or five years respectively of suitable postgraduate experience may also qualify for enrolment. Non graduates will be assessed on the basis of scholastic attainment and experience.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Defence Leadership MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: DLMSC

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Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc I PgDip I PgCert The Defence Simulation and Modelling postgraduate programme provides comprehensive defencespecific coverage of the technology and applications used in defence training, acquisition, analysis and experimentation. Using a blended mix of e-Learning, classroom, seminar and hands-on practical sessions, the programme is modular in nature, comprising a compulsory core and a number of other modules. This enables students to select the course of study most appropriate to their particular requirements and interests. Two core modules (Foundations of Modelling and Simulation and Networked and Distributed Simulation) plus ten others are required for the MSc and PgDip programmes, whereas only a single core module (Foundations of Modelling and Simulation) plus five others are required for the PgCert programme. The MSc programme also requires an individual project dissertation in a relevant topic. The programme is suitable for those involved in training, acquisition, analysis and experimentation in MOD and defence industry who seek an understanding of the main principles of the hardware and software, including the underlying models used in creating a synthetic battlespace. Programme modules include: Foundations of Modelling and Simulation (core)  Networked and Distributed Simulation (core)  Computer Graphics  Discrete and Continuous Simulation  High Performance and Parallel Computing  Intelligent Systems  Logistics Modelling  Neural Networks 

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Programme and Software Development in C 

Start date

Statistical Analysis and Trials 

September (full-time) Part-time by arrangement

War Gaming and Combat Modelling 

Duration

Weapon System Performance Assessment 

Advanced Logistics Modelling

MSc PgDip PgCert

Advanced Modelling and Simulation

Teaching location

Advanced War Gaming and Combat Modelling

Shrivenham

Advanced Computer Graphics Advanced Discrete and Continuous Simulation

Computational Statistics Intelligent Systems – Research Study Networked and Distributed Simulation Exercise External influences An Industrial Advisory Panel offers advice and input to the course team on curriculum content and other attributes required by those looking to employ Operational Research practitioners. Currently the panel includes senior representatives from MOD and Industry (including Cassidian, BAE Systems and AWE).

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 40 weeks full-time Up to four years part-time 20 weeks full-time Up to three years part-time

Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950 Funding For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities Equips you for simulation-specific appointments within the armed forces or government, or in the defence related activities of commercial organisations. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses

English language

 Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: DSMMSC

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Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc I PgDip The Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc is designed for professionals from the UK or overseas from the following sectors: civil servants, serving officers in the Armed Forces, and civilians employed in the explosives and defence industries. It aims to provide the advanced academic background necessary to contribute effectively to technically demanding projects in the field of explosives and explosives ordnance engineering. Part One of the MSc programme contains an introductory period followed by academic instruction, which is in modular form. Students take eleven core modules covering the main disciplines and choose 30 credits from a choice of seven elective modules based upon their particular background, future requirements or interests. Part Two of the MSc programme enables students to undertake a research project; a list of prospective projects is provided each year by the teaching staff. Alternatively, with agreement of the teaching staff/supervisor, students may undertake appropriate research of their own choosing. The structure of this course has been devised so that students learn the fundamental elements of Explosives Ordnance and Engineering from an academic perspective whilst having the opportunity to learn something new by selecting elective modules. Programme modules include: Ammunition Systems 1 (Warheads)  Ammunition Systems 2 (Delivery Systems) 

Start date

Testing and Evaluation of Explosives (½ module) 

September (full-time) Part-time by arrangement

Transition to Detonation (½ module)  Computer Modelling Tools in EOE (½ module)  Explosives and the Environment (½ module)  Explosives for Nuclear Weapons (off site)  Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices 

Teaching location Shrivenham

Price for non-MOD delegates MSc £29,500 PgDip £20,800

Rocket Motors and Propellants External influences The award of the Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc meets the educational requirements for the Engineering Council UK’s register of Chartered Engineers (CEng); the programme is accredited with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities Many of the students are linked to military employment and as such are sponsored through this route. Therefore the majority of the students continue to work for them on completion of the course. However, the course has the potential to take you on to enhanced career opportunities often at a more senior level across a range of roles corresponding with your experience. Entry requirement

English language

Manufacture and Materials Properties of Explosives 

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 28 weeks full-time Up to four years part-time

Risk Assessment for Explosives 

Insensitive Munitions (½ module)  Introduction to Explosives 

MSc PgDip

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Gun Propellants 

Future Developments: Scanning the Horizon in EOE

Duration

Pyrotechnics 

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

Ammunition Systems 3 (Target Effects) 

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Research Methodology (½ module)

Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 30 September - 01 October Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives For full symposia listing see page 18.


Explosives Ordnance Engineering MSc I PgDip Course code: EOEMSC

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Forensic Computing MSc I PgDip I PgCert* Forensic computing is a dynamic area of criminal investigation, with new tools, techniques and methods constantly available to both the investigator and the investigated.

Programme modules include:

English language

Forensic Computing Foundations 

Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7.

Courtroom Skills 

Start date

The Forensic Computing MSc programme offers a carefully blended mix of fundamental principles and advanced techniques, taught by experienced forensic computing experts.

Forensic Internet 

September (full-time) September (part-time)

This programme is available both as fulltime and part-time variants. The part-time course is designed for those already in employment, mainly law enforcement, government staff, security consultants, accountancy and banking organisations, corporate security personnel and other associated agencies. The majority of part-time students are sponsored by their employers and continue to work for them on completion of the MSc, perhaps at a more senior level. The full-time course is suitable for those who have recently completed a degree in a related subject e.g. Computer Science, who now wish to specialise in Forensic Computing. It is also suitable for those who have completed a BSc in Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics or Cybercrime Forensics, and who now wish to deepen their knowledge, enhance their skills and increase their employability. Guidance may be sought as to the best route to take, by those who do not have the formal qualifications necessary to enrol immediately onto the programme.

Investigation and Evidence Collection 

Reasoning for Forensic Science  Forensic Computing using Linux 

*The PgCert is available for part-time study only.

Mac OS X Forensics 

Duration

Forensic Networks 

MSc PgDip PgCert

Advanced Forensics 

Digital Crime and Investigation  Programming for Digital Forensics  Fakes and Forgeries 

One year full-time Up to three years part-time Up to two years part-time Up to one year part-time

Trace Evidence 

Teaching location

Career opportunities

Fees

Takes you on to a new career or can lead to promotion within your organisation.

MSc Home/EU £8,500 International £15,500 PgDip Home/EU £7,800 International £11,500 PgCert Home/EU £3,900 International £5,750

Employees in this field are usually either from the public sector in the form of law enforcement or in the private sector where your skills may be used in dedicated digital forensics companies or to assist organisations such as the large accountancy companies or banks. The MSc could be an important stepping stone to an academic career in digital forensics.

Shrivenham

Funding For information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable. Owing to the nature of this course, all candidates will be required to submit a completed Subject Access Form, and self sponsored candidates will also need to supply an additional character reference (three in total).

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Forensic Computing MSc I PgDip I PgCert* Course code: FCMSC

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Forensic MSc Programme MSc I PgDip Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Forensic Ballistics

Course code: FAAMSC

Forensic Engineering and Science

The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of how physical anthropology, archaeology and other physical evidence can be used to aid in the search, location, recovery and identification of surface and buried remains from scenes of crime. A number of modules also include mass grave investigations and fakes and forgeries in art. This course will provide the student with the necessary understanding of the role and methods of forensic archaeology and anthropology, forensic protocols, courtroom skills, field and laboratory skills, other specific disciplines and research methods. It is a very practical course, with weeks spent in the field undertaking archaeological excavation and much time spent in the laboratory examining human remains. A wide range of options is also available by taking other modules from the courses in the Forensic Programme.

Forensic Investigation The Forensic MSc Programme is run by the Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI). The Institute is renowned worldwide for its research, forensic casework profile, the high standards of postgraduate education and the teaching and research facilities available to students. In its specialist fields, the staff have a wide range of skills and experience. They are recognised internationally and have ranked highly in the UK Research Assessment Exercises. The Forensic MSc Programme offers students a wide range of modules allowing them to graduate with one of four tailored MSc courses that will closely match their desired area of professional expertise. External influences All four themes of the MSc Forensic Programme have been formally accredited by the internationally renowned Forensic Science Society. They have been accredited under the Component Standards: • Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence • Laboratory Analysis • Crime Scene Investigations.

Further details can be found at: www.forensic-science-society.org.uk

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Career opportunities Graduates from this MSc work in the fields of archaeology and anthropology for humanitarian organisations and emergency response teams, and as forensic scientists within forensic laboratories or police forces, museums, consultancy and academia. The MSc is also a necessary introduction that could lead into conducting research at PhD level in the subject.

Forensic Ballistics Course code: FBMSC This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive insight into the fields of firearms, ammunition and ballistic investigations. The course is highly practical and hands-on, aiming to produce a clear understanding of how firearms and ammunition function, the science of ballistics, the role of the forensic firearms examiner and how the forensic evidence produced in gun crime can be used to help resolve issues in relation to criminal and civil law. It equips our students, most of whom have a science background, with the necessary understanding of science and technology, firearms law, courtroom skills and research methods to actively pursue a career in forensic science. The course has access to a unique combination of facilities not available to any other UK university, including multiple on-site ranges, the largest and most interesting collections of working modern and historical firearms available at any university, as well as state of the art analytical laboratories. Career opportunities Takes you on to opportunities to practice as a professional expert witness in forensic science and forensic ballistics within forensic laboratories, police departments, government bodies and non-governmental organisations. It also provides the necessary skills that could lead into conducting research at PhD level in the subject.


Forensic MSc Programme MSc I PgDip

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Forensic Engineering and Science

Forensic Investigation

Entry requirements

Course code: FESMSC

Course code: FIMSC

The main concentration within this course is the use of material science and trace evidence in the investigation of failures, accidents and other engineering aspects of civil and criminal cases. It is one of only a handful of forensic engineering degrees offered in the UK. The course includes modules on the behaviour of materials under stress, fire and accident investigation and essential courtroom skills and there are options which students can take related to ballistics and explosives and explosive devices, as well as in a number of other forensic disciplines taught at the Institute. Students have an opportunity to experience the hands-on investigation of engineering aspects of forensic work. The course provides students with access to state of the art laboratories and workshops as well as ballistic facilities and explosive ranges, which students can expect to make full use of in their MSc theses.

The Forensic Investigation course offers an advanced insight into forensic science, with a particular focus on current theories, methods and practices within the discipline. This course encompasses the full range of activities of the Forensic Programme, providing the greatest degree of choice and options from the courses described previously. It allows students who have very specific requirements to tailormake their degree to cover the widest possible range of forensic specialisms, including archaeology, anthropology, engineering, explosive science, fire and explosion investigation, ballistics and many others. The course includes crime scene protocols, evidence collection, trace evidence, analytical techniques and courtroom skills. It has a large practical element to it and is taught by practising forensic practitioners who simulate real life case scenarios in the classroom.

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in archaeology, forensics or scientific discipline, or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the scientific elements of the subject will also be considered.

Career opportunities

Forensic Investigation offers a broad range of potential career exits, including forensic science and police investigator positions, but also extending to civil investigator and specialist security roles. Graduates of this course have also continued into PhD research.

The course prepares students to pursue careers as forensic scientists or forensic engineers. Graduates have taken up positions in forensic laboratories, industry and government bodies, and also as independent consultants for insurance companies.

Career opportunities

English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date September Duration MSc

One year full-time Up to five years part-time

PgDip 28 weeks full-time Up to four years part-time Teaching location Shrivenham Fees Fees for each of the forensic programmes: MSc PgDip

Home/EU £6,950 International £13,500 Home/EU £4,570 International £8,900

Funding For information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Forensic MSc Programme MSc I PgDip

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Guided Weapon Systems MSc The main object of the Guided Weapon Systems MSc programme is to bring together the wide variety of disciplines constituting guided weapon systems technology and to present them in an integrated manner. The programme is intended to meet the requirements of all three armed services. It is also open to students from NATO countries and Commonwealth forces, selected nonNATO countries, the scientific civil service and industry. The programme structure is modular in nature and is split into four distinct phases – theory (disciplines), applications, integrated systems and an individual project. Each module is itself conducted at a postgraduate level. Interactions between one field and another are emphasised throughout. A comprehensive suite of visits to industrial and services establishments consolidates the learning process and helps to keep the subject matter taught as current and as relevant as possible.

Start date

GW Applications – Propulsion and Aerodynamics 

September

GW Warheads, Explosives and Materials  GW Structures, Aeroelasticity and Power Supplies 

Fees

GW Systems

MSc

Part 4: Individual Project External influences The course is fully accredited with both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). The industry advisory panel consists of the main services customers, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Army, and a variety of industry contacts including Dstl, Roxel, Thales and MBDA.

Part 1: Theory

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in an appropriate discipline (typically engineering, science or mathematics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable.

GW Propulsion and Aerodynamics Theory  GW Control Theory  Part 2: Applications GW Applications – Radar EO/IR Systems, Part 2 

£29,500

Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities

Entry requirements

Radar Principles 

Teaching location

Parametric Study

Programme modules include:

EO/IR Systems, Part 1 

One year full-time

Shrivenham

Successful students will have a detailed understanding of Guided Weapon Systems design and will be highly suited to any role or position with a requirement for specific knowledge of such systems. Many students go on to positions within the services which have specific needs for such skills.

Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis 

Duration

Part 3: Systems

You will be taught by academic staff from Cranfield Defence and Security, many of them world leaders in their field, who understand the problems of translating the theory into practice. Visiting lecturers include experts from industry, research establishments and government departments, particularly MOD.

Foundation and Introductory Studies

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GW Applications – Control and Guidance

English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 23 - 25 June Electro-Optics and Infrared For full symposia listing see page 18.


Guided Weapon Systems MSc Course code: GWSMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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Gun Systems Design MSc I PgDip I PgCert The Gun Systems Design MSc is part of the Vehicle and Weapon Engineering Programme and is designed to provide an understanding of the technologies used in the design, development, test and evaluation of gun systems. This course provides education and training in selected weapon systems and 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 weapon systems. Each individual module is designed and offered as a standalone course, which allows an individual to understand the fundamental technology required to efficiently perform the relevant, specific job responsibilities. The course provides students with the depth of knowledge to undertake engineering analysis or the evaluation of relevant sub systems. Programme modules include: Finite Element Methods in Engineering 

External influences

Funding

The course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances.

The Industrial Advisory Panel is made up of experienced engineers from within the MOD, UK and international defence industry. Career opportunities Many previous students have returned to their sponsor organisations to take up senior programme appointments and equivalent research and development roles in this technical area. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering, or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5. Start date September

Modelling Simulation and Control 

Duration

Ballistics – Fundamentals 

MSc PgDip PgCert

Light Weapon Design  Military Vehicle Propulsion and Dynamics  Survivability  Computer Aided Design Element Design 

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 40 weeks full time Up to four years part-time Up to three years part-time

Teaching location Shrivenham

Guided Weapons 

Fees

Reliability and System Effectiveness 

MSc £29,500 PgDip £20,800

Rocket Motors and Propellants  Vehicle System Integration Military Vehicle Dynamics  Gun Systems Design  Uninhabited Military Vehicle Systems 

For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 14 - 15 May European Armoured Fighting Vehicles 19 - 21 August Small Arms and Cannons For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Gun Systems Design MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: GSDMSC

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Information Capability Management MSc I PgDip I PgCert This course is designed for those seeking to master the management of business and supporting systems in order to achieve business benefits, including government, tri-service military, civil service, agency managers, police and other law enforcement agencies, industry and other organisations within the UK and internationally.

Programme modules include:

Entry requirements

Foundations of Information Systems 

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or relevant professional equivalent. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

Information is crucial to the success of all organisations as it is required for decision making at all levels. Operating within increasingly unpredictable, constrained and demanding environments, organisations need to understand the strategic importance of information and develop agile and effective ways to exploit it to its full potential.

Cyber Security and Information Assurance 

To achieve this potential, effective information capability management must be developed throughout the organisation to ensure the right information is available to the right people at the right time in an effective, efficient and secure manner. This requires joined up systems of processes, technology and appropriately skilled and motivated people, focused on delivering clearly understood business benefit.

Information Storage and Retrieval 

The Information Capability Management (ICM) MSc has been designed to support the development of professionals able to meet this requirement. Key goals of the course are to provide students with postgraduate level education in order to: • master the principles and practice that underlie the delivery of effective systems that exploit information in order to provide strategic benefit. • develop in individuals an awareness of the management, user and supplier communities • recognise the stakeholder roles, needs and expectations within these communities. • enable effective communication and a shared understanding between these stakeholders in order to meet capability objectives.

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Strategic Application of Information Systems  Systems Architecture  Organisational Development  Programme and Project Management for Information Systems 

Software Engineering 

English language Students whose first language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date

Methods and Tools for Information Systems Development 

September (full-time) September, January (part-time)

Information and Knowledge Management 

Duration

Professional Issues  Emerging Technology Monitoring  Links with external bodies This course is accredited by two professional bodies, the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals (CILIP) and completion of the course can lead to Chartered Professional status.

MSc PgDip PgCert

One year full-time Up to five years part-time Six months full-time Up to four years part-time Three months full-time Up to three years part-time

Teaching location Shrivenham Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities Takes you on to further senior career opportunities and to become one of the next generation of senior professionals delivering business benefit through exploitation of information with skills in appropriate areas including business analysis, strategy development and implementation, information assurance, cyber security, organisational development and strategic application of information systems.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Information Capability Management MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: ICMMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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International Defence and Security MSc I PgDip I PgCert The MSc in International Defence and Security deals with some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice. Crossing traditional disciplinary lines and embracing broad thinking, our goal is to help governments, businesses, and a new generation of graduates to learn key lessons from the world of today and apply them to the world of tomorrow.

Military Support to Disasters

Entry Requirements

Crisis Management

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or relevant professional equivalent. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

Career opportunities

Duration

The MSc programme draws upon our established expertise in international security, foreign and defence policy analysis, security studies, international law, conflict resolution and environmental issues. The course content is dynamic, challenging and cutting edge, designed to equip you with the skills and insights needed to understand and authoritatively analyse contemporary debates in international relations using a mixture of theoretical and empirical tools to deal with and confront the challenges presented by contemporary world politics.

This course is intended to attract students who are either currently employed in posts relating to Security Cooperation (Defence Attachés, Desk Officers within MOD, representatives from the FCO and DfID) or those individuals who generally have an interest in issues pertaining to defence and security. Students may also wish to pursue careers with private security companies, think tanks, within academia or for foreign governments.

MSc One year full-time PgDip Nine months full-time PgCert Four months full-time

Applicants to this degree come from a range of backgrounds. While we have a number of candidates who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees, we also have a significant number who are civil servants working within defence, serving and retired military personnel and those working within the financial services. The aim of this course is therefore to provide all students with a high quality, and transferable, postgraduate qualification.

Funding

Programme modules include: Study Skills and Research Methodology International Security, Conflict and Development Defence in the 21st Century Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context International Law and Armed Conflicts International Criminal Law and Human Rights Analysing Military Capability Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Regional Security International Interventions for Peace and Statebuilding Managing Natural Disasters Weapons of Mass Destruction, Control and Verification

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The Resilience Context Strategy for Resilience The programme is offered as a full-time residential course with exit points at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. A flexible part-time variant of this course will commence September 2014 subject to Senate Approval.

The course therefore assists in taking you on to senior positions in the armed forces, government, international organisations, media and academia.

English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5. Start date September

Teaching location Shrivenham Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950

For information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 11 - 13 June Culture in Conflict 18 - 19 November Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism For full symposia listing see page 18.


International Defence and Security MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: IDSMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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Military Aerospace and Airworthiness MSc I PgDip I PgCert Today’s military aviation platforms are complex systems and it is essential, therefore, that they are deployed and maintained in such a way as to ensure their continued airworthiness and the safety of the crew operating them. To achieve this requires engineers to be cognisant of a broad range of aerospace engineering, airworthiness and safety disciplines. The MSc in Military Aerospace and Airworthiness has been designed to address these needs by providing a course aimed specifically at employees in the MOD, the Armed Forces and the international defence industry. It provides practising engineers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to work more effectively in aerospace engineering, airworthiness and safety. The course structure allows students to continue in full-time employment whilst they are studying. The programme is delivered on a parttime basis. It contains four core modules which together provide an overarching introduction to the subject of military aerospace and airworthiness and impart the essential knowledge required by all students on the course. Students choose two further modules to complete the PgCert or a further eight modules to complete the PgDip (MSc taught phase). This provides students with the flexibility to tailor their studies to account for prior educational and work experience and the current and future needs of their employment role. The modules taken in the taught phase of the MSc (the PgDip) provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a research-based project, which forms the final part of the Masters award.

Programme modules include:

English language

Aeronautical Engineering 1 (core)  Aeronautical Engineering 2 (core) 

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7.

Airworthiness of Military Aircraft (core) 

Start date

Safety Management Systems in Aviation (core)

September or January

Air Transport Engineering - Maintenance Operations Aircraft Accident Investigation and Response

Duration MSc Up to five years part-time PgDip Up to four years part-time PgCert Up to three years part-time

Aircraft Survivability 

Teaching location

Design, Durability and Integrity of Composite Aircraft Structures

This MSc is taught at both our Shrivenham and Cranfield campuses.

Fundamentals of Aircraft Engine Control

Fees

Gas Turbine Fundamentals

MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950

Guided Weapons  Introduction to Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness Introduction to Human Factors (A/W) Mechanical Integrity of Gas Turbines Military Aircraft Systems  Military Avionics  Practical Reliability Safety Assessment of Aircraft Systems

Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

External influences The course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Career opportunities Takes you on to opportunities to develop your career at a more senior level and to achieve Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Military Aerospace and Airworthiness MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: MAAMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc I PgDip I PgCert This MSc programme has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces, scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics, communications or information systems. As the main focus of the programme is Electronic Warfare in relation to communications and sensor systems, a good understanding of these systems is required before considering how to defend them from electronic attack or intercept. The programme also covers the techniques of electronic attack and surveillance. There is a broad range of visits to industry and defence establishments. For the project phase, students undertake an individual specialist project in a subject area of their choice, to meet their future career needs. Often these projects are supported or sponsored by research establishments or other agencies to reinforce this link between the course and future career requirements. Programme modules include: Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices  Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis  Communications Principles  Communications Systems  Radar Principles  Radar Electronic Warfare  Electro-optics and Infrared Systems  Information Networks  Advanced Radar Advanced Sensor Data Processing Aeronautical Engineering 1  Aeronautical Engineering 2 

Career opportunities

Fees

This course is typically a requirement for progression for certain engineering and technical posts within UK MOD.

MSc £29,500 PgDip £20,800 PgCert £10,400

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.

Funding

Entry requirements

This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (normally electronics, electrical engineering or physics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date September Duration MSc PgDip PgCert

One year full-time Up to five years part-time Six months full-time Up to four years part-time Up to two years part-time

Teaching location Shrivenham

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 23 - 25 June Electro-Optics and Infrared 3 - 4 December Electronic Warfare For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: MESMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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Military Operational Research MSc I PgDip I PgCert Operational Research (OR) is used extensively in industry, commerce and the public sector. As a discipline, it first came to the fore in the military environment, where it is still widely used and generally known as Operational Analysis. The course provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making. It exposes the types of analysis and allows practical experience of tools and methods which are used, ranging from judgemental analysis through mathematical techniques to models and simulations. The course includes judgemental elicitation and analysis techniques, mathematical analysis methods (including optimisation), war gaming and combat modelling, logistics modelling and simulation methods. The use and utility of all the methods are explored through practical exercises and studies. On successful completion of the course students will: • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the methods, techniques and tools for modelling defence problems and systems • be able to critically assess a range of approaches and methods to help support defence analysis and decisionmaking. Two core modules (Decision Analysis and Operational Research Techniques Introduction) plus ten others are required for the MSc and PgDip programmes, whereas only a single core module (Operational Research Techniques Introduction) plus five others are required for the PgCert programme. The MSc programme also requires an individual project dissertation in a relevant topic. The programme is suitable for both military and civilian personnel, including those from defence industry and government departments, seeking an

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understanding of Operational Research/ Operational Analysis (OROA) and the methods and techniques applicable to industrial and military systems which lead to better decision making.

Entry Requirements

Programme modules include:

Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

Decision Analysis (core) 

English language

Operational Research Techniques Introduction (core) 

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.

Discrete and Continuous Simulation 

Start date

Intelligent Systems  Logistics Modelling 

September (full-time) Part-time by arrangement

Neural Networks 

Duration

Optimisation  Statistical Analysis and Trials  War Gaming and Combat Modelling  Weapon System Performance Assessment  Advanced Decision Analysis Advanced Discrete and Continuous Simulation Advanced Logistics Modelling Advanced War Gaming and Combat Modelling

MSc PgDip PgCert

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 40 weeks full-time Up to four years part-time 20 weeks full-time Up to three years part-time

Teaching location Shrivenham Fees

Applied Optimisation

MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950

Computational Statistics

Funding

Further Operational Research Techniques Intelligent Systems - Research Study

For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

External influences An Industrial Advisory Panel offers advice and input to the course team on curriculum content and other attributes required by those looking to employ Operational Research practitioners. Currently the panel includes senior representatives from MOD and Industry (including Cassidian, BAE Systems and AWE). Career opportunities The course equips you for appointments within the armed forces or government, or in the defence related activities of commercial organisations or further research leading to a PhD.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Military Operational Research MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: MORMSC

For further information visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/postgraduatestudy

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Military Vehicle Technology MSc I PgDip I PgCert The Military Vehicle Technology MSc is designed to provide an understanding of the technologies used in the design, development, test and evaluation of military vehicle systems. Both armoured and support vehicles are covered within the course. It will provide students with the technical knowledge and understanding of weapon systems and military vehicles to make them effective in their specification, design, development and assessment. 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 vehicles. Each individual module is designed and offered as a standalone course. This allows an individual to understand the fundamental technology required to efficiently perform their relevant, specific job responsibilities and also to expand expertise in areas particular to their own interests and those of their sponsors. The course also offers a critical depth to undertake engineering analysis or the evaluation of relevant sub systems. The modular teaching programme culminates in an integrating Armoured Fighting Vehicle and Weapon Systems study. This draws together the material taught in the preceding modules and considers the design of the whole vehicle system. This includes the trade-offs and compromises necessary to achieve the optimum operational performance and reliability at a realistic cost. A visit programme to vehicle and subsystem manufacturers and military units supplements the academic instruction.

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Programme modules include:

English language

Finite Element Methods in Engineering  Modelling Simulation and Control 

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.

Weapon System Technology 

Start date

Survivability 

September

Military Vehicle Propulsion and Dynamics 

Duration

Light Weapon Design 

MSc PgDip PgCert

Guided Weapons 

Teaching location

Solid Modelling CAD

Shrivenham

Armoured Fighting Vehicle and Weapon Systems Study Fundamentals of Ballistics 

Reliability and System Effectiveness  Element Design  Rocket Motors and Propellants  Vehicle Systems Integration Gun Systems Design  Uninhabited Military Vehicle Systems  External influences The course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. The Industrial Advisory Panel is made up of experienced engineers from within the MOD, UK and international defence industry.

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 28 weeks full-time Up to three years part-time Up to three years part-time

Fees MSc £29,500 PgDip £20,800 PgCert £10,400 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Career opportunities This course offers the underpinning knowledge and education to enhance the student’s suitability for senior positions within their organisation. Many previous students have returned to their sponsor organisations to take-up senior programme appointments and equivalent research and development roles in this technical area. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Military Vehicle Technology MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: MVTMSC

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Programme and Project Management MSc The Cranfield three-year part-time Master’s in Programme and Project Management will help you to extend your knowledge and skills in this field, enabling you to operate at a more strategic level, and giving you the confidence and enthusiasm to challenge traditional project management thinking. Designed for business managers, civil servants and serving military officers, this course will develop reflective professionals who look at programme and project management from a twentyfirst century perspective. 

Career opportunities

Duration

The programme is designed for experienced professionals working in programme and project management. It will help you to progress your career in the field by:

MSc

• teaching you how best to provide effective leadership throughout project or programme lifecycle

Teaching location Shrivenham Fees MSc

£20,000

Funding

• encouraging you to take a holistic approach to managing projects by exploring behavioural and strategic aspects

This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances.

Graduates of our programme are able to come up with creative solutions to previously unsolved problems, and recognise that cross-functional knowledge and strategic vision are vital to success.

• ensuring you feel confident to take on more senior roles and more challenging projects

A limited number of bursaries may be awarded at the Course Director’s discretion. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate so in the financial details section of your application.

Programme modules include:

This programme will enhance your prospects when applying for senior positions within management as the in-depth academic and practical knowledge gained will be evident to your prospective employer.

Foundations of Programme and Project Management Business Case and Financial Management Planning, Control and Performance Management Risk and Opportunities The Reflective Manager Strategic Management and Supply Chain Management Organisational Learning and Leading Transformational Change Group Action Project Research Methods Thesis External Influences Cranfield’s MSc in Programme and Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM). Cranfield is also a member of the Major Projects Association (MPA) and the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS).

• giving you the opportunity to carry out a project of real value to your organisation.

For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

It also opens up opportunities outside your chosen programme of study as it demonstrates both your ability to learn and your intellectual capacity. To support your career goals Cranfield provides opportunities for you to network with fellow professionals, leading figures from industry and academic experts. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent international qualification. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

You may also be interested in the following:

English language

 Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5. Start date January

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Three years part-time

Short Courses

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Programme and Project Management MSc Course code: PPMMSC

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Scientific Computation MSc I PgDip I PgCert The Scientific Computation MSc programme gives considerable emphasis to the practical, industrial and computational aspects of the subject. Students who complete the programme successfully will be better equipped to understand the available numerical methods, to develop existing algorithms into usable software and to exploit a range of available software tools and environments.

The MSc programme also requires an individual project dissertation in a relevant topic.

Programme and Software Development in C (alternate core) 

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5.

Potential students should have a reasonable knowledge of mathematics and some experience of elementary computer programming. The programme is suitable for science and engineering graduates who are now using or developing computational simulation software involving solution of mathematical models and so need to consolidate and extend their repertoire of scientific computing skills.

Computational Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations 

Start date

Computational Partial Differential Equations 

Duration

On successful completion of the programme students will be able to: • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of the design and implementation of numerical algorithms • show a thorough understanding of the issues involved in the development of high quality programs in high level languages • show an understanding of the practical application of a wide range of computational methods to problems • be able to critically assess the quality of numerical approximations for the successful solution of problems. Two core modules (Introduction to Numerical Methods and Introduction to Programming in Fortran 2003 or Programme and Software Development in C) plus ten others are required for the MSc and PgDip programmes, whereas only a single core module (Introduction to Numerical Methods) plus five others are required for the PgCert programme.

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Programme modules include: Introduction to Numerical Methods (core)  Introduction to Programming in Fortran 2003 (core) 

Computer Graphics  High Performance and Parallel Computing 

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification with appropriate work experience may be acceptable. English language

Part-time by arrangement

MSc Up to five years part-time PgDip Up to four years part-time PgCert Up to three years part-time

Intelligent Systems 

Teaching location

Neural Networks 

Shrivenham

Optimisation 

Fees

Statistical Analysis and Trials 

MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950

Advanced Computational Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations Applied Optimisation Computational Statistics Intermediate Programming in Fortran 2003 

Funding For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Intelligent Systems - Research Study Programming Mini Project Scientific Computation Research study External influences An Industrial Advisory Panel offers advice and input to the course team on curriculum content and other attributes required by those looking to employ Scientific Computation practitioners. Currently the panel includes senior representatives from MOD and Industry (including Cassidian, BAE Systems and AWE). Career opportunities The programme equips you for scientific computing specific positions within industry, research establishments and commerce.

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events For full symposia listing see page 18.


Scientific Computation MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: SCMSC

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Security Sector Management MSc I PgDip I PgCert This programme prepares you to develop and implement a broad range of security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related security development areas within state and regional frameworks. By the end of the MSc, students should be able to: • display knowledge of the players, processes and structures across a state’s wider security sector • understand the skill sets required to implement the effective governance of national security policy and resources • fully comprehend the way in which national security requirements and development priorities are managed in a mutually supportive way • develop transferable skills in areas such as strategic management, project management and risk management in the context of security and development challenges • critically analyse and evaluate strategic national security policy, donor policy and development agenda • produce rigorous sector strategies, programme plans, change management schemes and performance assessment criteria • implement national security plans within identified constraints • plan and implement more sophisticated approaches to good practice and lesson learning • understand and analyse the security sector and the international legal and political environments in which it operates. Programme modules include: Issues in International Security, Development and Conflict  Building State Capacity  Governance and Oversight Strategic Planning for Security and Development  Managing and Measuring Security Sector Resources

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Economics of Security  Managing Intelligence Reform  Managing Risk Change Management and Leadership  Managing Public Security and the Rule of Law  Managing Security Sector Projects and Programmes  Study Skills and Research Methodology

Accelerated Executive Programme: One year, plus a dissertation (studied at a distance). Requires attendance at 8 residential weeks. PgDip Completion of twelve modules PgCert Completion of six modules Teaching location Shrivenham Fees

Career opportunities This course takes you on to the international organisational job market (United Nations, European Union, African Union, etc), a wide range of nongovernmental organisations and policy think tank positions, diplomatic and international development policy and incountry posts; practitioner positions with post-conflict reconstruction agencies and security-related departments in the private sector and within large management consultancy organisations (PWC, KPMG, etc). Students are equipped to be able to contribute to security sector management as a practitioner or policy maker in government or the private sector. The course is set at the national and regional strategic level. Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent, plus relevant postgraduate professional experience. English language Students whose native language is not English must have attained an IELTS score of 6.5 in the last two years. Start date September Duration MSc

Executive Programme: Two years, plus a dissertation (studied at a distance). Requires attendance at 4 residential weeks per year (two years). This allows students to retain or develop employment links whilst studying.

MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950 Funding For information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 09 - 10 June Spatial Socio-cultural Knowledge 11 - 13 June Culture in Conflict For full symposia listing see page 18.


Security Sector Management MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: SECMSC

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Sensors Electronic Warfare PgCert This postgraduate programme has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. The programme covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electrooptics and infrared sensor systems. The main focus of the programme being EW in relation to sensor systems, requires a good understanding of these systems before going on to consider how to defend them from electronic attack or intercept. On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to critically analyse the threat from Electronic Surveillance (ES) and Electronic Attack (EA) to typically military sensor systems. They will be able to propose strategies involving Electronic Devices (ED) and be able to investigate and evaluate current and proposed ED methods and techniques. Note that this programme takes modules from the Military Electronic Systems Engineering course, and transfers to a PgDip/MSc are possible. Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. 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.

Programme modules include:

Fees

Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices 

PgCert £10,400

Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis  Radar Principles  Radar Electronic Warfare  Electronic-Optics and Infrared Systems 1  Electronic-Optics and Infrared Systems 2  Career opportunities 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.

Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (normally electronics, electrical engineering or physics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7. Start date September Duration PgCert Two years part-time Teaching location Shrivenham

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses  Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Symposia Events 3 - 4 December Electronic Warfare For full symposia listing see page 18.

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Sensors Electronic Warfare PgCert Course code: SEWPGC

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Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc I PgDip I PgCert The Centre for Systems Engineering has been at the forefront of developing systems engineering education for the past fifteen years, blending the breadth of systems thinking with the rigour of systems engineering and closely integrating this within acquisition management. All those involved in the wider defence enterprise, across government, military, industry, science and technology, have changing needs and aspirations for defence. Agility, resilience, continuity of supply, skills and innovation now complement the continuing need to balance cost, time and performance in everything we do. You will develop knowledge and skills in understanding the wider context of defence capability and guiding the development of operational, support and enabling business solutions which both deliver cost effective outcomes and contribute to the attributes of defence as a whole. Programme modules include: Systems Approach to Engineering  Lifecycle Processes - Introduction  Lifecycle Processes - Advanced  Capability Context  Applied Systems Thinking  Systems Engineering Workshop Architecture Frameworks Availability, Reliability, Maintainability and Support Strategy Decision Analysis, Modelling and Support

Teaching location

The course's Industrial Advisory Board meets once a year to discuss the course structure and content. Members include Cranfield University and Defence Academy staff with industrial representatives from, for example, AWE, MOD's Defence Equipment and Support, MBDA UK Limited, Thales, Qinetiq and MOD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Shrivenham

Career opportunities This course takes you on to impressive career prospects across a range of roles commensurate with your experience. This includes membership of multidisciplinary teams in acquisition, supply or research organisations. This could be in both general systems engineering roles or as a focal point for specific skills such as availability, reliability and maintenance (ARM), human factors, requirements, architecture test and evaluation, etc. It is also applicable to key roles in MOD acquisition such as project team leader, capability manager and requirements manager.

Fees MSc £16,250 PgDip £13,900 PgCert £6,950 Funding This MSc programme is centrally funded for MOD students and is free at the point of delivery. Course fees will apply in all other instances. For more information on funding please contact: prospectus.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk

Entry requirements Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. English language

You may also be interested in the following: Short Courses

Human Factors Integration

Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 7.

Introduction to Defence Capability 

Start date

 Indicates this module is available as a Short Course for Credit. For full short course listing see page 86.

Lifecycle Management

September (full-time) September and January (part-time)

Symposia Events

Simulation and Synthetic Environments Advanced Systems Engineering Workshop

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External influences

Duration MSc PgDip PgCert

One year full-time Up to five years part-time 28 weeks full-time Up to four years part-time 20 weeks full-time Up to three years part-time

16 - 17 June Systems Engineering for Defence For full symposia listing see page 18.


Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc I PgDip I PgCert Course code: SEDCMSC

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Short Courses for Credit

Accruing credits

A number of our short courses, typically those that are also modules of a degree, can be used to gain credits to be put towards a Cranfield degree. In order to gain Cranfield credits, a delegate must take and successfully pass the assessment associated with the short course (delegates not requiring credits do not need to take an assessment). Registration for credit is made as an associate student and may take place either prior to or during attendance on the short course, but cannot be retrospective. An associate student will have appropriate access to University facilities and will be subject to the relevant University laws. Associate students do not have to meet standard academic entry requirements.

Those wishing to move on to a Cranfield degree can request that credits accrued through relevant short courses be considered as partial completion of the degree they wish to pursue within a five-year period at the time of application to a degree. Students wishing to take this route should check with the Course Director of the intended degree which short courses can be considered. The advantage of taking a module or modules, up to 30 credits, in this way is that you would not be required to commit to long periods of time away from your place of work. Most Short Courses for Credit will normally be delivered in a maximum of five days and will require additional private study and subsequent assessment.


In any event, if you successfully gain the credit, Academic Registry will provide you with an academic transcript as confirmation of successful completion. Using Cranfield credits at other organisations Some partner and external organisations also recognise Cranfield credits as part of their awards. The basis upon which these can be used should be checked with the organisation awarding the degree, who will have their own regulations. Associate students do not apply through the usual route and are instead sponsored by a School using specific forms which can be found at: www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/students Alternatively please contact

Customised Short Courses CDS has a long tradition of providing courses customised for a particular client, which can be delivered either at the Shrivenham campus or at the customer’s location, whether in the UK or overseas. The course can be one chosen from the prospectus but we are happy to modify any course to meet a specific requirement or, indeed, create a course not listed, in a subject area identified from the prospectus. The list of Defence and Security Capabilities on the website may help to focus your requirements: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/study/ studying-at-cranfield/themes/ defence-and-security/

Alternatively contact Course Administration and Student Support on: +44 (0)1793 785810 or email enquiries@cranfield.ac.uk and say which course closest fits your requirement. A member of the academic staff from that discipline will then contact you to discuss your needs. A full short course listing is included at the back of this prospectus. ď‚ľ Indicates a course available to be taken as a Short Course for Credit. Alternatively visit: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/study/ professional-development/coursefinder/ and select Defence and Security in order to narrow your search to CDS courses.

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short course If you are viewing this prospectus electronically you can access full course details by clicking on the course titles.  Indicates a course available to be taken as a

Aeronautical Engineering – Fundamentals l Aeronautical Engineering 1 l Aeronautical Engineering 2 l

Short Course for Credit. l Indicates a course is centrally funded for MOD

students and free at point of delivery. Please visit www.da.mod.uk for further information and the MOD booking code.

Aircraft Survivability l Airworthiness of Military Aircraft l Ammunition Systems 1 (Warheads) l Ammunition Systems 2 (Delivery) l Ammunition Systems 3 (Target Effects) l Applied Systems Thinking l Ballistics Ballistics – Fundamentals  Ballistic and Blast Trauma for Civilian Surgeons Ballistic and Cruise Missile Technology – Introduction Body Armour Technology – Fundamentals Building State Capacity  Capability Context l CBRN Defence Science l Change Management and Leadership 

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listing Commercial Relationships in the Defence Environment  Computational Blast Modelling with ProSAir – Introduction Communications Principles l Communications Systems 1 and 2 l Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations  Computer Graphics  Computer Modelling Tools in Explosives Ordnance Engineering l Conflict Archaeology Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Capability Cyber Security and Information Assurance l Data and Information Fusion  Defence Capability – Introduction l Defence Capability Management  Defence Electro-Optics and Imaging Systems l Defence Simulation – Introduction l Digital Crime and Investigation 

Discrete and Continuous Simulation  DNA Profiling and Toxicology (DNAT)  Economics of Security  Efficient and Effective Through Life Support  Electro-Optics and Infrared Sensors Part 1 l Electro-Optics and Infrared Sensors Part 2 l Electromagnetic Propagation, Antennas and Devices l Element Design  Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence l Environmental Forensic Science  Environmental Management – Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems l Explosives – Introduction l Explosives I – Introduction Explosives II – Introduction Explosives III – Introduction Explosives IV – Introduction Explosives and the Environment l

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Failure of Materials and Components 

GW Structures, Aeroelasticity and Power Supplies 

Failure of Structural Materials l

Guided Weapon Propulsion and Aerodynamics and Control 

Fakes and Forgeries  Financing Acquisition  Finite Element Methods in Engineering  Firearms Investigations  Firearms Investigations and Forensic Ballistics – Introduction  Fires, Explosions and their Investigation  Forensic Anthropology – Osteology – Fundamentals  Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology – Annual Workshop

Guided Weapons l Guided Weapons Control Theory  Gun Propellants, Internal Ballistics and Weapon Thermodynamics l Gun Systems Design 1 Gun Systems Design 2  High Performance and Parallel Computing  Information Managers’ Course l

Forensic Ballistics Investigations 

Information and Knowledge Management l

Forensic Computing – Advanced 

Information Networks l

Forensic Computing – Internet 

Information Storage and Retrieval

Forensic Computing – Networks 

Information Systems – Foundations 

Forensic Computing – Foundations 

Insensitive Munitions l

Forensic Computing – Mac OS X Forensics 

Intelligent Systems 

Forensic Computing using Linux 

International Dimensions of Defence Acquisition 

Forensic Craniofacial Identification 

Leadership Studies – Classical and Modern Defence Leadership 

Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices 

Leading Acquisition Change 

Forensic Science – Analytical Techniques 

Lifecycle Processes – Advanced l

Forensic Science – Trace Evidence 

Lifecycle Processes – Introduction l

Fortran – Introduction to Programming in Fortran 2003 

Light Weapon Design 

Fortran – Intermediate Programming in Fortran 2003  Further Forensic Anthropology – Identification  Global Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management GW Warheads, Explosives and Materials 

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Guided Weapon Propulsion and Aerodynamics Applications 

Logistics Modelling  Managing Acquisition Change  Managing Intelligence Reform  Managing Knowledge and Information in Defence Acquisition  Managing Public Sector Security and the Rule of Law 


Managing Security Sector Projects and Programmes 

Programming for Digital Forensics 

Manufacture and Material Properties of Explosives l

Project and Programme Management l

Mass Fatality Incidents 

Project and Programme Management and Defence Leadership 

MATLAB – Advanced

Programme and Project Management for Information Systems l

MATLAB – Intermediate Method and Tools for Information Systems Development l

Psychology of Leadership  Pyrotechnics l

Military Aircraft Systems l

Radar – Advanced l

Military Avionics l

Radar Electronic Warfare l

Military Communications l

Radar Principles l

Military Electronic Warfare l

Radiographic Investigations in Forensic Science 

Military Laser Safety l

Reasoning for Forensic Science 

Military Operational Analysis Appreciation l

Reliability and System Effectiveness 

Military Vehicle Dynamics 1 and 2 

Risk Assessment for Explosives l

Military Vehicle Propulsion 1 and 2 

Rockets, Motors and Propellants l

Military Vehicle Propulsion and Dynamics  MODAF Realising Enterprise Architecture for Defence Modelling and Simulation – Foundations 

Security and Risk Management

Modelling Simulation and Control 

Security Technology

Negotiation – Advanced 

Senior Information Officer Course l

Networked and Distributed Simulation 

Sensor Data Processing – Advanced l

Neural Networks 

Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis l

Numerical Methods – Introduction  Operational Research Techniques – Introduction

Royal Engineers Force Protection Engineering Course l

Simulation Employment Training l 

Optimisation  Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives – Intermediate l Organisational Development l Outsourcing Private Security in Complex Environments

Software Engineering l Sourcing Strategies and the Industry Interface  Statistical Analysis and Trials  Strategic Application of Information Systems l

Personal and Organisational Development 

Strategic Management and Introduction to Acquisition 

Petroleum Technology and Chemistry l

Strategic Management in Defence 

Programme and Software Development in C 

Supply Network Analysis and Modelling 

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Supply Network Management in the Defence and Commercial Environments  Survivability – Part 1 (Armour Technology)  Survivability – Part 2 (Integrated Survivability)  Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition l Systems Approach to Engineering l Systems Architecture l Systems Design Techniques l Systems Development Essentials l Systems Effectiveness  Systems Engineering in Defence Acquisition Systems Modelling Techniques l Technology Enhanced Learning – Introduction to e-Assessment Testing and Evaluation of Explosions l Transition to Detonation l Trials Management l Uninhabited Aircraft Systems Technology Uninhabited Military Vehicle Systems  Vehicle Power and Propulsion for Aerial Vehicles  Wargaming and Combat Modelling  Weapon Dynamics and Control Weapon System Performance Assessment  Weapon System Technology – Introduction 

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