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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad (MEng)

Master of Engineering
4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

Learn about the design and manufacture of aircraft, avionics, race cars and rockets, and spend a semester studying overseas. MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad examines many aspects of aerospace engineering, including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft, before specialising in more focused topics in the last 2 years.

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 and in year 3 you’ll study aerospace engineering abroad in either semester one or two. You’ll enrich your skills and experience a new culture at one of our partner universities in:

  • France

  • Italy

  • Sweden

  • Netherlands

  • USA

In year 3 you will also complete an individual research project and in year 4 you’ll participate in a group design project.

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

  • the largest wind tunnel in any UK university

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops

  • 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 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

As well as the semester abroad, you can also take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H4HH 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.


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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
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European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EAEP)
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Engineering Council
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Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

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.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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