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Aeronautics and Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Take your engineering abilities to the final frontier of human endeavour. You’ll explore many aspects of aerospace engineering, including the design and manufacture of fast-moving air and space vehicles. You'll then specialise in spacecraft systems engineering, to prepare you for a career in the space industry and beyond.

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 spacecraft engineering degree you’ll study the general principles of aerospace engineering, then take more advanced modules specialising in the design and operation of spacecraft, and their environmental impact.

In year 3 on MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics with Spacecraft Engineering you'll 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 aeronautics and astronautics spacecraft engineering 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

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H400 for the Industrial Placement Year option.


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 location

This course is based at Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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