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Aeronautics and Astronautics (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code
H422

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 look 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

  • 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

  • take a work placement during the summer holidays

Our courses are fully accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 647.17 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Boldrewood in Southampton and Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.