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Aeronautics and Astronautics (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
H401

About this course

Learn to design future aircraft, race cars, rockets and satellites, and launch into an exciting engineering career. Our advanced courses cover advanced aerospace engineering including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft.

This MEng degree looks at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft. You'll learn how they operate within our atmosphere and in space, as well as the economic, legal and environmental issues associated with themYour degree will be aligned to the UK Space Agency Civil Space Strategy.

You’ll study the principles of aeronautical and astronautical engineering, then take more advanced modules. In your second year you can choose if you want to specialise your degree. In year 3 you will complete an individual research project. In year 4 you’ll take part in a group design project.

You’ll get hands-on experience in our extensive facilities, which include:

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops

  • the largest wind tunnel in any UK university

  • state-of-the-art space propulsion facilities

  • jet laboratory with supersonic ramjet, turbojet and rocket engine

  • Boeing flight simulator

  • professional manufacturing centre

As part of this astronautics and aeronautics integrated master's degree you can:

  • take part in practical design modules in every year of your degree

  • design, build and test aircraft, spacecraft and their wider components

  • take part in a flight-testing course, on board a flying laboratory aircraft

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • attend site visits to experience engineering in practice

You can take this MEng with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H414 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.

Study this course in Malaysia

You can also study this course at University of Southampton Malaysia.

Find out more about our Malaysia courses and how to apply

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.

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