This program is only open to students NOMINATED by Defence. Nominated students will be contacted by Student Administrative Services and given institutions on how to apply.

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode

Online (some face-to-face requirements)


The Master of Explosive Ordnance is designed for postgraduate scholars with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in a relevant cognitive discipline and/or extensive professional experience who wish to develop a high level understanding of the principles and practices of science and engineering related to explosive ordnance systems.

Find out more

For more information on this degree, including entry requirements, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • Students undertaking the Master of Explosive Ordnance are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below). In the Master of Explosive Ordnance program, students must complete four core courses (ZPEM8103 Explosive Ordnance Research Project is required to be undertaken in two semesters) and four elective courses.

  • *Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.         

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZPEM8103 Explosive Ordnance Research Project (over two semesters) In Person Not Offered
    ZPEM8101 Energetic Materials, Material Properties and Manufacture In Person Not Offered
    ZEIT8512 Explosive Ordnance Effects Distance Mode Not Offered



    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8510 Explosive Ordnance Design and Systems Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8511 Testing and Evaluation of Explosive Ordnance Distance Mode Not Offered 
    ZEIT8513 Rocket Motors, Propellants and Pyrotechnics Not Offered

    Distance Mode

    ZEIT8034 Advanced Test and Evaluation Techniques Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZPEM8102 Environment, Safety and the Regulatory Framework Not Offered In Person
    ZPEM8104 Counter IED and Forensic Investigation of Explosives  Not Offered In Person
    ZPEM8311 Data Analysis and Applications Not Offered Distance Mode
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the UNSW Handbook

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
Prof Paul Hazell

Dr Lynne Wallace

Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5000