The University of Southampton

H402 MEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering (4 Years)

This four year MEng degree in Aerospace Electronic Engineering is available for entry in autumn 2017. It will give you a thorough grounding in electronic engineering together with the fundamentals of aerospace engineering. Third and fourth year modules then allow you to specialise in the electronics used in aircraft and spacecraft.

Introducing your degree

Modern aerospace systems rely heavily on electronics and avionics. The demand for these skills is increasing with the advent of applications for autonomous unmanned flying vehicles, the development of the ‘more electric aircraft’ and increased use of GPS to enhance the efficiency and safety of flight.

This programme is unique in offering students both the fundamental and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in the aerospace industry. The industrial experience of teaching staff includes work with NASA and interplanetary missions, as well as teaching courses to ESA and industry staff on space systems engineering.

Overview

This programme builds on our BEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering, developing the skills you will need to become a leader in the industry. The aim is to give you a sound basis of the fundamentals involved in aerospace electronic engineering while also offering a wide range of exciting, varied and multidisciplinary options which nevertheless are directly related to aerospace systems or alternatively mind-stimulating and might be applied to aerospace systems in the future. You will further customise your degree by selecting fourth-year options from a range of specialist technical modules. This is accompanied by project work challenging you to solve a problem for a real company or to transfer technology from the University to industrial practice.

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. Specialist options in the last two years of the degree will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. There is an opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

This degree is also available with a year in industry.

To Apply

All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.

Key Facts

An innovative programme focusing on electronics for aerospace and spacecraft systems

We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)

97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2018 shows the University of Southampton second in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering

We are number one in the UK for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2018

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2017 QS World Rankings

We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
A Level

2017 entry: AAA in three A Levels (or equivalent qualifications), including mathematics and physics. In some cases, physics may be substituted by further mathematics or electronics

2018 entry: A*AA in three A Levels (or equivalent qualifications), including mathematics and physics. In some cases, physics may be substituted by further mathematics or electronics.

GCSEs:
QualificationGrade
GCSE

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.

Other Qualifications:

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

Foundation Year

If you want to study for a degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Geophysics but you did not choose mathematics and physics at A level, our Foundation Year may be of interest to you. The Engineering/Physics/Maths/Geophysics Foundation Year is a one-year full-time course integrated with a further three or four-year degree course. Find out more about the Foundation Year.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code: H402 Course title: MEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering Course duration: 4 years

Modules

Career Opportunities

We have excellent relationships with employers and our own ECS Careers Hub offers valuable resources including an annual careers fair. Our students are in high demand and are eligible to apply for industrial scholarships and paid work placements through the UK Electronics Skills Foundation. Career destinations include BAE Systems, Cobham, MBDA Missile Systems and Selex ES.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
Approved CalculatorsCandidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
TextbooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.

Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and Photocopying CostsIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page.

In some cases you’ll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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