Explosives and the Environment - EOE-EXPENV

Technology School
5 days

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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 will introduce you to the concept of the environmental effects associated with explosives from extraction to disposal. It would be suitable for scientists, engineers or practitioners employed in areas of explosives who have a commitment to protecting the environment from explosive damage. It would also be beneficial for those who want to or are about to work in an area responsible for managing the environmental impact of explosives.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • understand the environmental principals which apply to explosives
  • appreciate that decisions made on environmental grounds must be balanced with operational capabilities and cost effectiveness over the whole life cycle of a product/project (CADMID)
  • recognise that Defence activities and environmental protection are compatible

How will this course help my career?

You  will have gained the skills to:
  • identify activities that impact significantly on the environment
  • Identify the relevant environmental directives and regulations which apply to explosives
  • assess and identify environmental issues surrounding the extraction, design manufacture, use and final disposal of explosives
  • evaluate appropriate management processes to deliver improvements

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
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed by course work 100%

This accredited short course, which is taught at MSc standard, is one of the modules that comprise the MSc in Explosive Ordnance Engineering.