About this course

This short course is a module from the Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

The objective of the course is to cover the fundamental theory of the subjects of both aerodynamics and propulsion, in order that it may be understood and later applied to real GW system designs.

What you will learn

You will learn about:

  • fluid dynamics
  • lift and drag
  • compressible flow
  • transonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows
  • thermodynamics and gas dynamics principles
  • propulsion performance parameters and flight mechanics
  • solid and liquid propellant rocket propulsion theory
How this course will help your career

This course is suitable for anyone in the services or industry intending to gain a background level in propulsion and aerodynamics, but is especially applicable to anyone working in the guided weapons arena. A background in engineering or science would be beneficial, though not essential.

Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest
Who can attend this course
Military
Industry
Internationals
Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest
How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential
How you will be assessed

Individual practical. 10 credits from this course may be credited towards the Guided Weapons MSc.

Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest