The Sensors 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 systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics 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.
PgCert students must complete a taught phase consisting of six specified modules.
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.
Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis Radar Principles Radar Electronic Warfare Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems 1 Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems 2
Facilities and resources
The course is delivered via lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials. The teaching of the modules is reinforced by visits to relevant outside organisations and scheduled outside of teaching periods.
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.