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Aeronautics and Astronautics (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

Learn to design future aircraft, race cars, rockets and satellites, and launch into an exciting engineering career. Our advanced courses cover advanced aerospace engineering including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft.

This MEng degree looks at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft. You'll learn how they operate within our atmosphere and in space, as well as the economic, legal and environmental issues associated with themYour degree will be aligned to the UK Space Agency Civil Space Strategy.

You’ll study the principles of aeronautical and astronautical engineering, then take more advanced modules. In your second year you can choose if you want to specialise your degree. In year 3 you will complete an individual research project. In year 4 you’ll take part in a group design project.

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

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops
  • the largest wind tunnel in any UK university
  • 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 astronautics and aeronautics integrated master's degree you can:

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

Year in industry

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

Apply using:

  • Course name: Aeronautics and Astronautics with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H414

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.

Study this course in Malaysia

You can also study this course at University of Southampton Malaysia.

Find out more about our Malaysia courses and how to apply

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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