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Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering (MEng)

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

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

Explore the specialist engineering and aerospace systems that keep planes in the air. Take advanced modules that specialise in wing design, propulsion and manufacturing. Southampton has offered aerospace engineering degrees since the 1930s, and many of our graduates go on to successful careers in the space industry, aerospace or defence sector.

Along with the core topics of mechanical engineering, this degree focuses on:

  • aircraft aerodynamics

  • propulsion

  • avionics

  • structural design

You'll use our design workshops and studios, and gain practical experience in aircraft and spacecraft engineering, for a variety of projects.

As part of this course you can:

  • study management and design to improve your employability

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • visit industry and research establishments for a real-world view of possible careers

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

Year in industry

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

Apply using:

  • Course name: Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H3H4

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.


This course is accredited by 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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