Taught course

Vehicle and Weapon Engineering (USA)

Cranfield University · Defence and Security

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered in Detroit, MI, USA, this course 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.

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.

For those who are new to defence or those who plan to come out of military service or are retiring soon and would like to join the defence industry, this course offers the underpinning knowledge and education to enhance their suitability for employability. In the same way it increases a better understanding of those who are working in the industry to improve their quality of work.

The majority of the students attending the course are sponsored by TARDEC, USA and GDLS, USA. In addition, staff from YPG, Yuma and other local organisations have attended individual courses.

The Associates from DoD such as TARDEC, APG, YPG, CRTC and Industry from the USA have either joined the programme or have attended individual class. Recently, Associates from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) have started to attend our classes. Any course listed as part of this programme can also be offered (non-accredited) at customer premises as part of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

MSc: Up to five years part-time. PgDip/PgCert: Up to three years part-time.

Course contact details

+44 (0)1793 785 220