Postgraduate Certificate in Blast Protective Design
The course is intended to inform engineering practitioners in the principles of protective design in the context of civilian structures. The course gives an overview of the physical processes involved from basic explosive chemistry to blast shock formation, threat spectra and basics of protection, and computational analysis and prediction methods.
Who should apply?
The course is aimed at graduate level engineers who have an interest in developing more detailed skills and understanding of the mechanics of blast loading on structures, how to model the effects, and how to protect against them.
This course is for UK nationals only.
The main threads of the course include:
- A study of what explosives are, how blast waves form, how they propagate through air and how they interact with targets to produce high intensity loading.
- Qualitative study of how materials and structures respond to this type of loading.
- Simple, quick analytical tools for approximate quantification of structural response to intense dynamic load.
- A more detailed study of the theoretical basis of computational tools for the prediction of both the magnitude of blast load and the subsequent structural response.
- Practical guidance in "hands-on" use of commercial computational codes.
- Studies on protection strategies against blast loading.
Further details of the timetable and modules can be found here.
How to apply
Entry requirements: Any relevant degree
Course fees: £6,000
To register for the course please complete a postgraduate registration form. During this process you will need to select the appropriate option from the list of all postgraduate courses offered by the university; when prompted please select Engineering, then Civil and Structural Engineering, Postgraduate Taught (PT), Blast Protective Design then finally PG Certificate.
For reference the course code is CIVT112.