Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology MEng/BEng(Hons): Course features
What this course offers you
These courses are ideal if you're interested in the design, construction and operation of aircraft, but would like to extend your studies up into space.
Astronautics is the study of subjects relating to the design, construction and operation of vehicles for spacecraft and space missions. These include satellites, probes and manned spaceships.
The courses are similar to our 'standard' aerospace engineering degrees. You progress from the basic concepts of astronautics and space flight to a more specialist exploration of the design of structures and systems for space vehicles.
The course has a strong focus on practical applications. You have access to cutting-edge equipment, such as:
satellite global positioning systems;
a mission control room simulator similar to that used by the European Space Agency (so you can experience manoeuvring a spacecraft);
a flight simulator; and
a Lear jet.
You have the chance to build a year working in industry into the course. This often improves your performance in the final year and can lead to good job offers after graduation.