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Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

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 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 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

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H3H4 for the Industrial Placement Year option.

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

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offers a route to chartered status.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 555.57 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.