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University of Southampton

Aerospace Electronic Engineering with Industrial Studies

UCAS Code: H61I

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Typical offer: A*AA, to include Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade A. In some cases Physics may be substituted by Further Maths or Electronics. Alternative conditions: A*A*B, to include Mathematics at grade A* and Physics at grade A*. A level science subjects considered include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, psychology, environmental studies, geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Typical offer: D2,D3,D3 to include Mathematics and Physics. Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics. 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 D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 38, with 18 points required at Higher Level: including 6 points from Mathematics and 6 points from Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Typical offer: H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2 to include Mathematics at H1 and Physics at H1. Unless a more advanced level (Higher Level) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at ILC Grade C or O4, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A,A

Typical offer: AAAAA with at least two subjects at Advanced Higher level to include A in Mathematics and A in Science subject

A*,A,A from three A-levels, including Mathematics and Physics OR A*,A from two A-levels, including Mathematics and Physics plus A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

152-198

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

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aerospace engineering

At Southampton our Electronic Engineering graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills.

Our four-year MEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering degree builds on the BEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering and has been specifically designed to focus on electronics for aerospace and spacecraft systems. It will enable you to gain the skills fundamental to modern aerospace electronic systems, both theoretical and practical. Key areas of study include electronic circuits and systems, flight mechanics and aerospace systems, radar techniques and applications, guidance, navigation and control, space systems engineering, digital systems and microprocessors, programming and computer engineering, devices and solid state electronics and mathematics. You will have the opportunity to design, simulate and build a unique aerospace electronic system as part of your individual project during the third year, and will collaborate with an academic working at the cutting-edge of research to develop analytical and innovative solutions to engineering problems. Electrical and

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southampton are ranked second in the UK and second in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2019). We have an unrivalled reputation for our facilities, we have recently invested £8m in our student facilities for computer science and electrical and electronic engineering.

Our renowned teaching staff prepare our students to work in a wide variety of areas and fields; we have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website, run an annual careers fair and have a dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds, to support student enterprise. Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and we are members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy.

Modules

This four-year MEng programme with a year in industry has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. During the first two years you will undertake a series of core modules, for example electronic circuits and systems, flight mechanics and aerospace systems, radar techniques and applications, digital systems and microprocessors, programming and computer engineering, devices and solid state electronics and mathematics. In your third and fourth years you can choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect the specialist areas of electronic engineering that will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. You will also work on an individual project with one of our research groups which will allow you to work at the frontier of knowledge. For further information on our optional modules: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programmes/meng-aerospace-electronic-engineering#modules

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.

Tuition fees

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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:

Electronics and Computer Science

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.

80%
med
Aerospace engineering

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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

82%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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
82%
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
93%
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.

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