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  • Course description
    Course Description:

    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 course 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 course, 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.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 course 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 course, 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.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 course 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 course, 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.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 course 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 course, 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.


    Start Month:
    Part-time: September

    Full Time/ Part Time:
    Part time

    School:
    CDS

    Theme:
    Defence and Security

    Entry Requirements:
    A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page.

    Duration:
    Part-time PgCert - two years

    (For MOD status students the duration may vary, subject to annual review.)Part-time PgCert - two years

    (For MOD status students the duration may vary, subject to annual review.)Part-time PgCert - two years

    (For MOD status students the duration may vary, subject to annual review.)Part-time PgCert - two years

    (For MOD status students the duration may vary, subject to annual review.)


    Course Format:
    • Taught
    • PgCert
    • Part-time

    Overview:

    This PgCert covers a selection of Electronic Warfare topics relevant to military communications systems, including the specification, analysis, development, procurement and technical management of military information systems.

    Who is it for?:

    This PgCert has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry.

    Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare.

    Why this course?:

    The main focus of the course, Electronic Warfare in relation to communications systems, assumes a good understanding of these systems before considering how to defend them from electronic attack or intercept.

    Your teaching team
    :
    •     Dr Nabil Aouf
    •     Dr Allesio Balleri
    •     Dr Derek Bray
    •     Dr Ivor Morrow
    •     Dr Phil Nobles
    •     Professor Mark Richardson
    •     Dr Alistair Saddington
    •     Dr Venkat Sastry
    •     Dr Bob Walters
    •     Dr Viv Comley
    Course details:

    PgCert students must complete a taught phase consisting of five specified modules. The course is delivered via lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials.

    The teaching of the modules is reinforced by visits to relevant outside organisations which are scheduled outside of teaching periods.

    Assessment:

    Lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials

    Core modules:
    • Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices
    • Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis
    • MES-CP - Communications Principles
    • Communications Systems 1 and 2
    • Information Networks
    Fees and funding:

    Home EU Student Fees:
    £10,400 *

    Overseas Fees:
    £10,400 *   

        * Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration).

    Fee notes:

    • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
    • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
    • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
    • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.
    Security clearance for Shrivenham:

    Some Cranfield University courses are delivered at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham which is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) site. All applicants to courses that are wholly or partially delivered at Shrivenham must complete the BPSS (HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard V4 April 2014) prior to registration on the course or must already hold a security clearance to this level or higher.

    Your application and BPSS clearance application will be shared during the application process with the MOD who have ultimate discretion over whether to admit applicants to the Shrivenham site. This information will be returned by the MOD to Cranfield University after checks are completed and no copies will be retained by the MOD.

    BPSS checks may involve confirmation of the following:

    •     Identity (e.g. Photo ID)
    •     Nationality and Immigration Status
    •     Employment/Academic History (covering the past 3 years)
    •     Criminal record (unspent convictions only)

    Additionally, applicants are required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time spent abroad.

    This may be revised from time to time dependent on national security requirements. For more details, please consult the BPSS Guidance.

    It will take additional time to process your BPSS clearance application once you have completed your course application.

    Inability to access the Shrivenham site as a result of failure to meet security clearance requirements will result in a withdrawal of offer, or, if already registered, a termination of registration.

    Security clearance for Shrivenham:

    Some Cranfield University courses are delivered at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham which is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) site. All applicants to courses that are wholly or partially delivered at Shrivenham must complete the BPSS (HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard V4 April 2014) prior to registration on the course or must already hold a security clearance to this level or higher.

    Your application and BPSS clearance application will be shared during the application process with the MOD who have ultimate discretion over whether to admit applicants to the Shrivenham site. This information will be returned by the MOD to Cranfield University after checks are completed and no copies will be retained by the MOD.

    BPSS checks may involve confirmation of the following:

    •     Identity (e.g. Photo ID)
    •     Nationality and Immigration Status
    •     Employment/Academic History (covering the past 3 years)
    •     Criminal record (unspent convictions only)

    Additionally, applicants are required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time spent abroad.

    This may be revised from time to time dependent on national security requirements. 

    It will take additional time to process your BPSS clearance application once you have completed your course application.

    Inability to access the Shrivenham site as a result of failure to meet security clearance requirements will result in a withdrawal of offer, or, if already registered, a termination of registration.

    Your career
    :

    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.


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