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 and Capability Group at the Defence Academy. 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
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Who can attend this course
Military
Industry
Before you attend

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

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How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential
How you will 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.

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