Experimentation Analysis and Trials - DSM-EAT

Technology School
5 days - residential

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

The  elements of the course are:  
  • experimental design including sampling and ethical considerations
  • methodology and analysis of statistical data (Inference, ANOVA and Regression)
  • definition, execution, analysis, present and critical assessment of simulation based experimentation and trials reports
  • visiting speakers from MOD and defence industry to include operational analysis (OA)
  • integrated test evaluation and acceptance
  • simulation experimentation

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • to describe the place and utility of simulation based experimentation and trials within Defence core business
  • to critically assess the design, planning and execution of simulation based experimentation and trials and the analysis of results
  • to critically assess the impact of experimentation and trial constraints on the data collection and analysis methods used
  • using simple operational research techniques, calculate appropriate ways to combine or balance multiple variables and benefits in a simulation based experimentation and trials context
  • appropriately quantify and graph the results of an experiment or trial and statistically analyse these results in relatively simple cases
  • develop effective methods to design, perform, analyse and report a simulation based experiment or trial

How will this course help my career?

This course is a module as part of the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. This course in unique in Defence, providing expertise in a vital and fast changing area of technology.

Before you attend

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
The course is designed for you if you are concerned with designing, executing and evaluating simulation based trials.

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Formal assessment by coursework.