Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability - EOE-CIED

Technology School
5 days - residential

About this course

This short course is a module from the Explosive Ordnance Engineering (EOE) MSc. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

This course is designed to ensure that you understand the C-IED staff environment, with an appreciation of the lexicon and to enable you to describe the technologies that contribute to C-IED and methods of employment. 

What you will learn

You will learn and develop:
  • the ability to describe and explain the three pillars of C-IED including;
  • prepare the force
  • attack the network
  • defeat the device
  • how they’re supported by the concurrent C-IED activities of predict, pursue, prevent, detect, neutralize, mitigate and exploit

How will this course help my career?

The course will give you an introduction to the capability and is taken on a ‘standalone’ basis.  It is essential if you are employed in a C-IED role or involved in the development and contracting for individual C-IED solutions, particularly project managers and their teams, be that in the MOD, industry or their international equivalents. The course is also relevant for other MOD staff such as front line commands with responsibility for procurement support and sustainability as well as delivery of C-IED capability.

Security and restrictions

  • All UK government–approved nations are welcome to send students on this course.
  • All information is open-source.

Before you attend

Any pertinent pre-reading will be sent to those attending.

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)
No previous understanding of C-IED is required.

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

There is no formal assessment for this course unless taken as an elective module of the Cranfield University (CU) EOE MSc or Forensics Masters MSc programme.

When taken as an accredited short course, 10 credit points can be put towards the CU EOE MSc or any of the MSc’s belonging to the Forensic MSc Programme.