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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
H491

About this course

Learn to design helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and their avionic systems on our specialist integrated MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Airvehicle Systems Design course. You’ll study many aspects of aerospace engineering, including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft, before specialising on their systems, performance and optimisation requirements. This course is ideal for a career in air vehicle design.

Aeronautics and astronautics looks at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft, and how they operate within our atmosphere and in space.

You’ll study the general principles of aerospace engineering, then take more advanced modules specialising in advanced air vehicle systems and avionics systems design.

In Year 3 of this airvehicle systems design degree , you'll complete an individual research project and in Year 4 you’ll participate in a group design project.

You’ll have access to our extensive facilities, which include:

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops

  • the largest wind tunnel in any UK university

  • state-of-the-art jet engine and space propulsion facilities

  • flight simulator

  • professional manufacturing centre

As part of this course you can:

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • attend site visits to experience engineering in practice

  • apply your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H41H for the Industrial Placement Year option.

This course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in full, for Chartered Engineer registration.

Accreditations

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Royal Aeronautical Society logo
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
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Institution of Mechanical Engineers logo
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
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Engineering Council accredited degree logo
Engineering Council
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European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes logo
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EAEP)

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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