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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
39C5

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

Year in industry

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

Apply using:

  • Course name: Aeronautics and Astronautics / Semester Abroad with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H4HH

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.

Accreditations

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.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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