Emerging Technology Monitoring (Short Course)

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Emerging Technology Monitoring

Through covering topics such as emerging hardware, software, communication technologies and associated ICT products, this Module will enable you to provide an on-going assessment of their relevance and potential value to the organisation.

This module can be taken as an Accredited Short Course.

For more information please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section.

At a glance
06 Jan - 15 May 2020
DurationOnline learning with one residential day
LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
£1,300 - Accredited Short Course fee

Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:


  • appraise emerging technologies,
  • evaluate emerging technology that are likely to impact on national security and defence in the next five years,
  • contrast the methods available for identifying and managing the risks and benefits of the use of emerging technology.


  • exploit emerging technologies in relevant working practices,
  • compare and contrast emerging information technologies appropriate to a particular scenario in order to assess potential business benefit.

Core content
Module topics:

Generic methods and tools:

  • horizon scanning,
  • predictive methods,
  • strategic assessment of new technologies,
  • evaluation,
  • maintaining personal awareness.

Emerging technologies:

 a selection of currently relevant technologies will be studied.

Upgrade to a professional qualification
After successful completion of this Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc, Cyberspace Operations MSc, Information Capability Management MSc or Defence and Security (Technology) MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at military and civilian staff who are likely to be involved with cyber, digital strategy and dynamic roles within technology based roles.

Students must have successfully completed Foundations: Management of Cyber (CDIA, CsOps) or the Foundations of Information Systems (ICM) in order to take this as an Accredited Short Course.

Ian Owen 

A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.
Location and travel
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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