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Communications Electronic Warfare PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Industrial Design / Research & Development Defence / Weapons Technology

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. The course covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military communications systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military information systems. The main focus of the course, being EW in relation to communications systems, assumes a good understanding of these systems before considering 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, working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd 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 and security 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 world. World-class,...more

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