This course provides education and training in selected military electronic systems. It is particularly suitable for those who will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military radar, electro-optics, communications, sonar or information systems, where the emphasis will be on an Electronic Warfare environment. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military radar, electro-optics, communications, sonar or information systems, where the emphasis will be on an Electronic Warfare environment. A Military Electronic Systems Engineering graduate achieves a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare. In addition, the MSc course enables the student to carry out an in-depth investigation into an area of electronic warfare to further enhance their analytical capability.
MSc students must complete a taught phase consisting of 12 core and elective modules, followed by an individual dissertation in a relevant topic. PgDip students must complete a taught phase consisting of 12 modules. PgCert students must complete a taught phase consisting of six specified modules.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices
- Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis
- MES-CP - Communications Principles
- Communications Systems
- Radar Principles
- Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems 1
- Dissertation Project
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course:
- Radar Electronic Warfare
- Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems 2
- Advanced Sensor Data Processing
- MES-AR - Advanced Radar
- Information Networks
- Foundations of Modelling and Simulation
- Autonomy of Systems
- Communications Electronic Warfare
The project aim is for the student to undertake an extensive analytical research project using an appropriate research methodology, involving simulation and modelling, measurements, experimentation, data collection and analysis. This will enable students to develop and demonstrate their technical expertise, independent learning abilities and critical research skills in a specialist subject area.
This course is typically a requirement for progression for certain engineering and technical posts within UK MOD. 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.
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 International students must provide evidence of English proficiency through an English language test. We accept IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson PTE Academic or Cambridge English Scale.