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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Materials and Structures (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code
7T32

About this course

Learn about the materials used in aircraft and spacecraft, why they’re chosen, how they behave and why they sometimes fail. You’ll study the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft, then specialise in their materials, structures and analysis. This course will prepare you for a career in engineering design or further research.

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, then take more advanced modules in materials, construction and testing.

In year 3 you will do 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

  • integrated photonics cleanroom

  • 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

  • apply your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H44H for the Industrial Placement Year option.

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

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.

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This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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