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MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics

University of Southampton

MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics will give you the knowledge and skills to analyse and control aerodynamic behaviour. You'll learn how to design vehicles, wings and propulsion systems. The aerodynamics degree prepares you for a career in the aerospace or Formula 1 industries.

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 aerodynamics course, you'll focus on vehicles, wings and propulsion systems.

You'll get hands-on experience in extensive facilities, which include:

the largest wind tunnel at any UK university. Formula 1 teams and Olympic athletes have used our wind tunnel for high-performance testing

dedicated student design studios and workshops

jet laboratory with supersonic ramjet, turbojet and rocket engine

Boeing flight simulator

Professional manufacturing centre

As part of this course you can:

take part in practical design modules in every year of your degree

design, build and test aircraft, spacecraft and their wider components

showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

take part in a flight-testing course, on board a flying laboratory aircraft

Our links with employers will enhance your career prospects. This is a BAE Systems preferred course and we have close links with many other key employers.

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

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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.

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4 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time