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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 11 months full-time, up to three years part-time. PgDip Up to 11 months full-time, up to two years part-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert, MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    08 April 2019

This unique MSc course covers the essential technology required for the participants to take a lead role within their organisation on the specification, design and development of gun systems.

Who is it for?

The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of weapons systems.

Why this course?

The Gun System Design MSc is part of the Weapon and Vehicle Systems Engineering Programme. This course offers the underpinning knowledge and education to enhance the student’s suitability for senior positions within their organisation. 

This course provides education and training in selected weapons systems and provides students with the depth of knowledge to undertake engineering analysis or the evaluation of relevant sub systems.

Informed by Industry

The Industrial Advisory Panel is made up of experienced engineers from within the MoD, UK and international defence industry.

Your career

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.


Visit the Gun Systems Design (MSc) page on the Cranfield University at Shrivenham website for more details!

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