About this course
Learn to design future aircraft, race cars, satellites and rockets, and take your engineering passion to new heights. Our course covers many aspects of aerospace engineering. You'll learn how to design and manufacture fast-moving aircraft in the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space.
Aeronautics and astronautics looks at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft. You'll learn how they operate within our atmosphere and in space.
You'll study the principles of aerospace engineering including aerodynamics and propulsion. You'll also explore the economic, legal and environmental issues around aircraft and spacecraft. 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
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
take a work placement during the summer holidays
You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H40P for the Industrial Placement Year option.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.