No products in the basket.

OME L6 Apprenticeship

University of Wales

Five Years

BEng (Hons) Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives

Course Description

The Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) sector has recognised its need to build skills and competency in the critical areas of UK defence and commercial explosive enterprise. UWTSD’s focus is to develop undergraduates and OME apprentices with the ability to learn and apply technical knowledge in this specialist field independently, building intellectual skills such as analysis, innovation, and critical appraisal. Lectures explore concepts and theories to develop an understanding of weapon systems from their initial concept, design, and manufacture to their considerations of use in operational service, and final disposal at end of useful life.

The OME programme is led by industry demand, with modules that incorporate industry trends and technological advancements to stretch and challenge students. Modules develop a variety of general and specialised skills, allowing graduates to carry out a range of technical, engineering studies and scientific experimentation in the defence, chemical, commercial, military, security, analytical and research sectors, as well as international development and humanitarian organisations. Formal accreditation is provided by the Institute of Explosive Engineers (IExpE), allowing students and graduates to pursue professional chartered status.

*National Occupational Standards

BEng (Hons) Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives

L6 Apprenticeship

What you will learn

Use a range of technical, engineering and scientific activities which may include laboratory-based investigation, engineering studies and scientific experimentation in their specialist field. Analyse, interpret and evaluate technical information, concepts and ideas and use these to develop subsequent products, experiments or investigations and propose solutions.

  • Technical Research and Development Professional
  • Safety Professional 
  • Manufacturing and Processing Professional
  • Breakdown and Disposal Professional
  • Test and Evaluation Professional

Suggested Attendees

All students are required to meet the minimum entry requirements for all courses. (These are available through the University of Wales). Mature students who may not have the minimum required prerequisite but have Recognised Prior Learning may be invited to undertake an interview for suitability.

Course Length

5 years of which consists of credits earned for modules completed – to complete the whole degree course all credits must be awarded over the 5-year period.

Additional Information

Many of our courses run upon request and are subject to the numbers of learners applying; therefore, if you are interested, please use the contact form below.


Use the form below to submit your details and we’ll get back to you.