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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics (MEng)

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

About this course

This course is full and closed to new applications for 2024 entry. Search similar degrees in related courses or by browsing our course finder

MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics will give you the knowledge and skills to analyse and control aerodynamic behaviour. You'll learn how to design vehicles, wings and propulsion systems. The aerodynamics degree prepares you for a career in the aerospace or Formula 1 industries.

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. On this aerodynamics course, you'll focus on vehicles, wings and propulsion systems.

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

  • the largest wind tunnel at any UK university. Formula 1 teams and Olympic athletes have used our wind tunnel for high-performance testing
  • dedicated student design studios and workshops
  • jet laboratory with supersonic ramjet, turbojet and rocket engine
  • Boeing flight simulator
  • Professional manufacturing centre

As part of this course you can:

  • take part in practical design modules in every year of your degree
  • design, build and test aircraft, spacecraft and their wider components
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show
  • take part in a flight-testing course, on board a flying laboratory aircraft

Our links with employers will enhance your career prospects. This is a BAE Systems preferred course and we have close links with many other key employers.

Year in industry

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: HH41

You'll spend this extra year at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


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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Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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