Introduction to Explosives - EXP-I

Technology School
5 days

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About this course

This course will provide you with a wide understanding of explosives and their effects.

What you will learn

You will learn to :
  • understand the principles, manufacture, initiation and effects of primary and secondary explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics and their application in commercial and military environments
  • be familiar with current ammunition
  • appreciate the importance of safety, legislation, reliability, testing, storage and environmental impact of explosives
  • have the knowledge to analyse the theories of thermodynamics of explosive reactions and perform calculations for enthalpy, free energy and gas equilibria
  • be able to identify the mechanisms for initiation and appreciate the differences between deflagration and detonation and the classification of explosives

How will this course help my career?

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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)
This course is suitable for military officers, defence industry staff, government servants and civilian students who have an appropriate degree in science or engineering or relevant experience.

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How will you be assessed?

Full assessment by test at the end of the course.

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