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Integrated Master's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MEng)

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Integrated Master's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MEng)

Learn to design future aircraft, race cars and rockets, and launch into an exciting engineering career or PhD. Our advanced courses cover many aspects of aerospace engineering including the design and manufacture of fast-moving aircraft and spacecraft.

This MEng degree looks at the science, engineering and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft. You'll learn how they operate within our atmosphere and in space.

You’ll study the principles of aerospace engineering, then take more advanced modules. Finally you can choose to specialise your degree. In year 3 you will complete an individual research project. In year 4 you’ll take part in a group design project.

You’ll have access to our extensive facilities, which include:

  • dedicated student design studios and workshops
  • the largest wind tunnel in any UK university
  • state-of-the-art jet engine and space propulsion facilities
  • flight simulator
  • professional manufacturing centre

As part of this astronautics and aeronautics master's degree you can:

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show
  • attend site visits to experience engineering in practice
  • apply your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem

You can take this MEng with an additional year-long, paid placement.

This course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in full, for Chartered Engineer registration.

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Admission requirements


A*AA including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the physics Practical

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 38 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Physics and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A*A in A-level mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without additional A-levels
  • We do not accept the BTEC Diploma without additional A-levels
  • Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

BTEC additional information

There are no additional requirements

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Design and Computing
  • Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment
  • Mechanics, Structures and Materials
  • ThermoFluids

Year 2

  • Aerodynamics
  • Astronautics
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Materials and Structures
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II
  • Mechanics of Flight
  • Propulsion
  • Systems Design and Computing

Year 3

  • Aerospace Control Design
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aircraft Structural Design
  • Individual Project
  • Introduction to Aircraft Design
  • You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:
  • Applications of CFD
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering Design with Management
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Industrial Law
  • Management Science for Engineers
  • Wing Aerodynamics

Year 4

  • Group Design Project
  • Project Risk Management
  • You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Applications of CFD
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide
  • Spacecraft Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage
  • Turbulence

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and international students: £22,760 per year.


  • Final award: Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Name of Award:
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Aerodynamics
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Airvehicle Systems & Design
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Computational Engineering & Design
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Engineering Management
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Materials & Structures
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Semester Abroad Semester 1
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Semester Abroad Semester 2
    • Aeronautics & Astronautics /Spacecraft Engineering
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BEng (Hons))
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 7

Career paths

This degree will open the door to jobs for aerospace engineers and many other exciting career opportunities in the space industry, engineering and beyond, including:

  • IT and management consultant
  • pilot
  • race car designer
  • software and systems engineer

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