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    Sensors Electronic Warfare PgCert:

    Course Description:

    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.

    Start Months:

    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.
       
    English Language:

    If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

    • IELTS - 7
    • TOEFL - 100
    • Pearson PTE Academic - 68
    • Cambridge English Scale - 190
    • Cambridge English: Advanced – with a minimum of Grade A
    • Cambridge English: Proficiency – with a minimum of Grade B 

    In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

    Duration:

    Part-time PgCert - two years

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

    Course format:
    • Taught
    • PgCert


    Overview:


    This PgCert covers a selection of Electronic Warfare topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics and infrared sensor 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, being Electronic Warfare 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.

    Your teaching team:

    • Dr David James (Course Director)
    • Dr Nabil Aouf
    • Dr Allesio Balleri
    • Dr Derek Bray
    • Dr Viv Comley
    • Dr Ivor Morrow
    • Dr Keith Morrison
    • Dr Phil Nobles
    • Professor Mark Richardson
    • Dr Alistair Saddington
    • Dr Venkat Sastry
    • Dr Bob Walters

    Course details:

    PgCert students must complete a taught phase consisting of six 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 and scheduled outside of teaching periods.

    Assessment:

    Lectures, laboratory demonstrations, tutorials and visits to outside organisations

    Core modules:
    • 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
    Fees and funding:

    Home EU Student Fees:

    PgCert Part-time £10,400 * 

    Oversees Fees:

    PgCert Part-time £10,400 *

    * Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or in a maximum of two payments per year; first instalment on receipt of invoice and the second instalment six months later.

    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. 
    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; and working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry.

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