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Nov. 19, 2018

Cranfield University partners with Purdue University to offer defence masters courses

Cranfield UniversityCranfield University has partnered up with Purdue University in the United States to offer a selection of graduate courses for the US Department of Defense (DOD).

The first course to be offered is a dual Masters in Defence Engineering and Technology with a specialisation in expeditionary warfare, which is the deployment of a country’s military forces to fight abroad.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International, at Cranfield University, Professor Simon Pollard, explains, “Cranfield's developing relationship with Purdue University brings together two like-minded institutions focused on excellence, leading-edge technology and the delivery of practical engineering. We have much in common and, where it makes strategic sense, we look forward to deepening the relationship for our students, partners and staff.”

Professor in Defence Engineering and Director of Defence Security & Technology at Cranfield University, Professor Amer Hameed, adds, “We are honoured to be partnering with Purdue University to deliver this program to Department of Defense staff and look forward to offering further courses. This first masters-level degree will provide graduates with the technical qualities, transferable skills and independent learning abilities necessary to make them effective in organisations that design, develop, procure, or operate military expeditionary systems. Partnering with Purdue University will act as a capability multiplier.”

The MSc in Defence Engineering and Technology will cover topics including vehicles, conventional weapons and electronic warfare systems and sensors used in expeditionary warfare. Professor Hammed explains, “Linking theory to real examples from warfare systems is important and the course will therefore use current and legacy equipment to highlight design philosophy, design parameters and issues, constraints and trade-offs.”

This dual masters degree will be offered at Purdue University at WestGate in Odon, Indiana. Associate Director of Workforce Engagement for Purdue Polytechnic, Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, explains: “This collaboration is the full realisation of what Purdue at WestGate is intended to be, an example of our commitment to the region.”

Other programs are also being developed under this dual-university partnership.

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Content added on 19th November 2018. 

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