About this course
Learn to design future aircraft, race cars and rockets, and launch into an exciting engineering career or PhD. Our advanced courses cover many aspects of 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.
You’ll study the principles of aerospace engineering, then take more advanced modules. Finally you can choose 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 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 astronautics and aeronautics master's degree 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 MEng with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H414 for the Industrial Placement Year option.
If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics
- Our MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics with Aerodynamics degree teaches you to design vehicles, wings and propulsion. Prepare for an aerospace or Formula 1 career.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design
- Build your knowledge of aerospace engineering on this MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics with Air Vehicle Systems Design degree. Prepare for space industry career.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Computational Engineering and Design
- Build your knowledge with this MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics with Computational Engineering and Design degree. Work in engineering or the space industry.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Engineering Management
- Develop your skills and build your knowledge on this MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Engineering Management degree. Prepare for a career in aerospace.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Materials and Structures
- Develop your knowledge with this MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Materials and Structures master's degree. Work in engineering or the space industry.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad
- Expand your knowledge and experience with a semester abroad on this MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics degree. Develop the skills to work in the space industry.
- Aeronautics and Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering
- Learn to create spacecraft of the future with our MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Spacecraft Engineering degree. Develop skills to work in the aerospace.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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