Vehicle and Weapon Engineering

Cranfield University

60 months
5500 GBP/module
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The Vehicle and Weapon Engineering  course from Cranfield University 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 Vehicle and Weapon Engineering  course from Cranfield University is designed to offer equally a broad and in-depth coverage of technologies used in the design, development, test and evaluation of weapon systems and military vehicles.

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 course also offers a critical depth to undertake engineering analysis or the evaluation of relevant sub systems. 

The taught element consists of 10 core and 4 Optional 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.


Takes you on to employment within the defence forces or defence research establishments and defence industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fighting Vehicle Design
  • Finite Element Methods in Engineering
  • Systems Engineering & Assured Performance
  • Modelling, Simulation and Control
  • Weapon System Technology
  • Fundamentals of Ballistics
  • Electric Drive Technologies
  • Light Weapon Design
  • Military Autonomous Vehicles
  • Survivability
  • Vehicle Systems Integration 


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.

This course offers the underpinning knowledge and education to enhance their suitability for employability. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5500 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per module and a duration of 60 months.


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