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Aeronautics and Astronautics with Airvehicle Systems Design (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code
H491

About this course

Learn to design helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and their avionic systems on our specialist Masters course. You’ll study many aspects of aerospace engineering, including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft, before specialising on their systems, performance and optimisation requirements. This course is ideal for a career in air vehicle design.

Aeronautics and astronautics look at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft, and how they operate within our atmosphere and in space.

You’ll study the general principles of aerospace engineering, then take more advanced modules specialising in advanced air vehicle systems, avionics and design.

In Year 3 you will 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:

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops

  • 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

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

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 647.17 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Boldrewood in Southampton and Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.