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BEng (Hons)Aeronautics & Astronautics

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £18,010.00 per year
Course code H422
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There is an increasing emphasis on discipline-specific subjects as you progress through the BEng degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The first year provides a background in engineering science, emphasising aerospace aspects. One example is mechanics of flight, involving the performance of an aircraft acted upon by aerodynamic, thrust and gravitational forces.

The second year covers the main aerospace engineering subjects. Towards the end of this year you will take a short course in flight testing, in which experiments are performed on board a Jetstream aircraft.

In the third (final) year the course includes an individual project, and allows students to undertake some of our specialist modules in aerodynamics, astronautics, materials, etc.

The BEng degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics includes an Individual Project in Part III, and allows you to undertake most of the Specialist Themes. It does however offer a more restricted choice of options in Part III than the MEng programmes, and does not include a Group Design Project.

A feature of the BEng and MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics programmes is the opportunity provided for you to tailor your studies to fulfil your own individual aspirations. Many students focus their degree studies on one specific aspect of aeronautics and astronautics, by careful selection of a topic-related set of options. Themes are chosen at the end of Part II. Current themes are:

Advanced Materials
Airvehicle Systems and Design
Engineering Management
European Studies
Study Abroad (ESTACA or Linkoping)
Spacecraft Engineering
Structural Design

Programme structure

On the BEng degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics you will study a number of core subjects during the first two years. These provide sound preparation for the final part of the degree. You will concentrate on the fundamentals of engineering and gain the skills and understanding required to use information technology in an engineering context.

In Year 3, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of subject modules. You will also undertake an individual project that usually takes the form of a design or research exercise, and involves the production of a formal report. A group aircraft (or spacecraft) design exercise is completed in Year 3.

Career opportunities

Aeronautics and Astronautics degrees open up a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Previous graduate jobs have included aerospace engineer, pilot, race car designer, IT and management consultant, software and systems engineer, as well as roles in research and postgraduate study.

If you are considering a career in the armed forces, Southampton is one of the universities designated for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme, which provides sponsored places to students on specific courses, including Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has active Army, Navy and Air Force units.

Among many successful Aeronautics and Astronautics graduates is Adrian Newey, who has worked as an F1 designer for Williams and Mclaren, and is now the chief technical officer of Red Bull F1 racing team. Top motor racing teams look to Southampton for the best new aerodynamics talent for the future.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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