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Sensors Electronic Warfare PGCert

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Part time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Industrial Design / Research & Development Defence / Weapons Technology Radar Systems

Course type


Course Summary

This PgCert covers a selection of Electronic Warfare topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics and infrared sensor systems.

Who is it for?

This PgCert has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry.

Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare.

Why this course?

The main focus of the course, being Electronic Warfare in relation to sensor systems, requires a good understanding of these systems before going on to consider how to defend them from electronic attack or intercept.

Your career

Successful graduates of this course should be fully equipped for roles in defence intelligence, systems development and acquisition, involving the specification and analysis of such systems; and working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry.


This module aims to provide the students with an understanding of the subjects supporting the specialist modules and to provide them with the essential signal analysis and statistical tools used in the course.

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Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (normally electronics, electrical engineering or physics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable.

Department profile

Cranfield University is one of the world’s leading universities for defence, security and forensic education, research and consultancy. Our academics’ expertise ranges from energetics and forensic sciences to international stabilisation and cyber security. With an unrivalled reputation for defence education, research and consultancy, our expertise is trusted by governments, armed forces, industry and security services around the...more

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with a main campus in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, exploring how they work together to benefit the world. Cranfield’s world-class postgraduate courses and unrivalled facilities attract talented and hard working students from around the world. The university...more