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Aeronautics and Astronautics (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
3 years
Course type
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code

About this course

Learn to design future aircraft, race cars, satellites and rockets, and take your engineering passion to new heights. Our astronautics and aeronautics undergraduate degree 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 BEng 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

  • flight simulator

  • professional manufacturing centre

As part of this astronautics and aeronautics BEng degree 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.

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

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Awarding body

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.