Taught course

Vehicle and Weapon Engineering

Cranfield University · Defence and Security

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is delivered in Detroit, MI, US. Although open to non-US students it is the responsibility of the student to arrange suitable visas and cover travel costs. The course provides education and training at postgraduate level for those who expect to fill technically demanding appointments concerned with the design, development, procurement and operation of vehicles.

It will provide students with the technical knowledge and understanding of weapon systems and military vehicles to make them effective in their specification, design, development and assessment. Special attention will be given to recent advances in defence technology; and to educating students in the analysis and evaluation of systems against changes and developments in the threat.

The taught element consists of 14 modules covering major aspects of defence technology, providing a balanced and broad coverage of key aspects, issues and constraints associated with the design, development, performance and integration of weapon and vehicle systems. Project study.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Enquiries Office.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months


part time
36 months


part time
25 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Course Administration (Shrivenham)
+44 (0)1793 785810