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Aeronautical and astronautical engineering

A student checks their experiment in the electric propulsion lab
Gain the skills to develop the next generation of planes, drones, race cars and spacecraft. We're the only Russell Group university with degrees that combine aeronautics and astronautics.

Develop the theory and practical knowledge to create more powerful and efficient aircraft and spacecraft. Individual and team design projects will grow your creativity and problem-solving skills, equipping you to work in aerospace engineering and related fields. Options to personalise your degree include specialising and spending a year in industry. Our 4-year courses are also available to study at University of Southampton Malaysia.

Aeronautical and astronautical engineering courses

Undergraduate courses

Aeronautical and astronautical engineering facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference


Spacecraft are becoming smaller and cheaper. My research is directed towards providing propulsion that can increase the capabilities of these small satellites.
Associate Professor
My research focuses on studying the mechanisms of mass and momentum transport in turbulent flows.
Associate Professor
My research follows an experimental approach to understanding, predicting and controlling fluid flows relevant to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic applications.
Professor of Experimental Fluid Mechani


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