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University of Southampton

Aeronautics and Astronautics with Industrial Placement Year

UCAS Code: H414

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Typical offer: A*AA, including A*A in Mathematics and Physics, plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. EPQ offer: A*AB, to include Mathematics and Physics at grade A*A, and grade A in the EPQ; plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. Contextual offer: AAB, to include both Mathematics and Physics at grade A; plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Typical offer: D2, D3, D3 to include Mathematics and Physics, one of which must be at grade D2. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A-levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 38 points, with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 13 points from Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Typical offer: AAA to include Mathematics and Physics. All applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/Grade 4.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Typical offer: A*A in A-level Mathematics and A-level Physics (Pass in Practical), and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

152-168

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Aeronautical engineering

Space technology

Our courses provide you with the fundamentals of engineering, alongside design modules throughout your degree, which enable you to apply your knowledge and develop the skills you need to become a successful engineer. This four-year integrated masters provides you with the opportunity to study a wider range of advanced aerospace subjects than the BEng course. The first two years of our Aeronautics and Astronautics degrees are identical, providing the same comprehensive foundation. You will extend your knowledge and skills in your third and fourth years, taking part in individual and group projects.The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. The Industrial Placement Year will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.We offer our students a dynamic learning environment; your course will include a combination of lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials, private study, and individual and group projects.

Modules

The first year provides a background in engineering science, emphasising aerospace aspects. 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 year the course includes an individual project, and allows students to undertake some of our specialist modules in aerodynamics, astronautics, materials, etc. The fourth year includes a group design project and further advanced module options. The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module, that will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. Core and compulsory: Year 1: Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, Electrical and Electronic Systems, ThermoFluids, Design and Computing, Aircraft Operations and Flight Mechanics. Year 2: Systems Design and Computing, Engineering Management and Law, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Aerodynamics, Astronautics, Engineering Management and Law, Materials and Structures, Propulsion, Mechanics of Flight. Year 3: Individual Project, Aircraft Design, Aerothermodynamics, Aerospace Control Design. Year 4: Group Design Project.

Assessment methods

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Aerospace Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Aeronautical engineering
77%
med
Space technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Engineering professionals
12%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Senior officers in protective services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Aeronautical engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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