Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
Highfield and 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 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.

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 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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