Next Online Class:

    Introduction to Weaponeering, 26-30 October 2020, 0800-1230 EST

    Teams delivery platform.

  Online Courses:

 Classes are currently offered online using a web portal such as Zoom, Webex, Teams etc. Two online options are available:

    1.  A single customer may request an exclusive class for a group of their employees. These classes require a minimum of 20

        registered students and may be tailored to the specific requirements of the customer.

    2.  For smaller groups or individuals interested in taking a class, Professor Driels maintains a list of potential participants. When there

         are sufficient people on the list a course will be offered. If you would like to be placed on such a list please email Professor Driels.

  Contact email:

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  Professor Driels regularly teaches a three day, face-to-face short course version of his eleven week NPS Weaponeering class at customer

  sites in the U.S. and overseas. Courses are offered at the Introductory or Advanced levels where the Introductory class is a

  pre-requisite for the Advanced class. Usually a minimum number of 20 attendees is required for an on-site course.


















  Course fees, registration and completion certificate:

  The course fee of $1350* for each student includes registration, a copy of the Weaponeering textbook (3rd Edition) and a set of slides used for the course.      

  To sign up for the course please fill out the registration form. At the end of the course, each attendee will receive a completion certificate stating

  that the material covered represents 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

  *Note: Due to shipping costs for the textbook, the registration fee may be higher for overseas participants depending on location and numbers of

   students participating.

  Further Information:

  Please contact Professor Morris Driels on 831-402-4573 or email him at

  Course Descriptions:

Short Courses

  Introductory Course

  The Introductory course covers the fundamental topics of Weaponeering including trajectory, accuracy, lethality, vulnerability and methodologies

   to compute damage probabilities. An unclassified Weaponeering program will demonstrate application of these principles to real world scenarios.

   In addition, selected topics from either volume 1 and 2 requested by the customer may be included in the class, subject to time limitations. The

  class material can emphasize weapon systems of particular interest to the customer where possible.

  Advanced Course

    The Advanced course topics continue the development of the fundamentals such as weapon trajectory and accuracy and include effects such

  as cratering, penetration and air blast. Advanced targets include non-homogeneous systems (e.g. SAM site), personnel, buildings, bunkers,

  bridges and tunnels. Further topics and weapon systems of interest to the customer are included where possible.

  Warfighter Course

    This class is directed towards active duty personnel of all ranks who are involved with mission planning, targeting or weaponeering. It focuses on

    the broad range of fundamental topics and has a lesser mathematical focus than the other two courses.

   About the Instructor: 

  Dr. Driels is  Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California, and worked with the JTCG/ME

  on a variety of topics in support of the JMEM for over twenty years. He taught a one quarter (11 weeks) Weaponeering course at NPS and has taught

  this short course to a wide range of industrial and military audiences in this country and overseas. His textbook, “Weaponeering: Conventional Weapon

  System Effectiveness”, (AIAA Education Series first edition 2004, second edition 2013, third edition 2020) stands as one of the few published works on this topic.

  Security Classification:

  All courses are based on and use material from the Weaponeering textbooks, and as such are UNCLASSIFIED, Distribution unlimited with no ITAR restrictions.

  Handout Material:

  Each student will receive a copy of the instructor’s textbook, and a comprehensive set of notes covering the material presented during the course.