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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad (MEng)

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

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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 with 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 have access to our extensive facilities, which include:

  • 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 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.

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

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.

Download 2020 programme specification
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