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Master of Engineering
Aeronautics & Astronautics

Get up to 100% scholarships or grants when you apply today!

The only Russell Group university
to combine Aeronautics and Astronautics degrees

Overview

Master of Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics

Course Code: JPT (R/525/6/0065) 09/26 MQA/FA4644
Duration: 4 Years
Intake: September
Delivery Model: 2 Years in Malaysia, 2 Years in UK

Description

Our Aeronautics and Astronautics graduates are in high demand from some of the world’s leading companies. Aeronautics and Astronautics covers advanced aeronautics and space applications, preparing you to design future aircraft, race cars, jet engines, satellites and rockets. In your first two years, you will gain a solid foundation in aerospace engineering such as aerodynamics, astronautics and propulsion along with a wider appreciation of the economic, legal and environmental issues associated with aircraft operations and aircraft performance. In your final two years you can choose from a broad range of subjects, including modern languages.

Why Study This Course

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World-class facilities, including wind tunnel complex, used by Formula One teams and Olympic athletes
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Quality education at affordable fee. Save up to 40% of the tuition fee compared to completing the programme in the UK
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Two global experiences. Study 2 years in Malaysia and 2 years in the UK
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Accredited by Royal Aeronautical Society, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and recognised by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
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Ranked no. 7 in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide, 2021

Course Structure

The first two years of our courses provide a solid, focused, foundation for the design and operation of air vehicles and spacecraft. You will follow a core set of modules before specialising in your chosen area in the third and fourth years.

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Air Vehicle Systems Design
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Computational Engineering and Design
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Engineering Management
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Materials and Structures
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering
  • Design and Computing
  • Mechanics, Structures and Materials
  • ThermoFluids
  • Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment
  • Systems Design and Computing
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II
  • Aerodynamics
  • Astronautics
  • Systems Design and Computing
  • Materials and Structures
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Propulsion
  • Mechanics of Flight
  • Individual Project
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aerospace Control Systems
  • Aircraft Structural Design

Optional modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Engineers
  • Advanced Computational Methods I
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Advanced Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aerospace Control Design
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Applications of CFD
  • Automobile Systems
  • Automotive Propulsion
  • Biological Flow
  • Biomaterials
  • Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics
  • Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Concurrent Spacecraft Design
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) – Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies
  • Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics
  • Failure of Materials and Components
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Flow Control
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Materials for Transport Applications
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Principles of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide
  • Space Environment
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation
  • Spacecraft Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Spacecraft Structural Design
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage
  • Turbulence
  • Wing Aerodynamics
  • Group Design Project
  • Advanced Management

Optional modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Engineers
  • Advanced Computational Methods I
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Advanced Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aerospace Control Design
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Applications of CFD
  • Automobile Systems
  • Automotive Propulsion
  • Biological Flow
  • Biomaterials
  • Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics
  • Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Concurrent Spacecraft Design
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) – Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies
  • Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics
  • Failure of Materials and Components
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Flow Control
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Materials for Transport Applications
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Principles of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide
  • Space Environment
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation
  • Spacecraft Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Spacecraft Structural Design
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage
  • Turbulence
  • Wing Aerodynamics

University of Southampton degrees are highly valued by employers and studying at both our Malaysia and Southampton Campuses will equip you with the skills to operate globally.

Our 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

Organisations employing our Aeronautics and Astronautics graduates include:

  • Dyson
  • European Space Agency
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Surrey Satellite Technology
  • UK Space Agency

Malaysian student: 

  • Year 1 and 2 (in Malaysia) RM51,700 per annum
  • Year 3 and 4 (in the UK) RM100,144 (£18,208) per annum

International student:

  • Year 1 and 2 (in Malaysia) £10,900 (RM59,950) per annum
  • Year 3 and 4 (in the UK) £18,208 (RM100,144) per annum

We offer up to 100% scholarships.

A-Level
A*AA, with A in Mathematics and Physics including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the Physics Practical

IB
38 points overall with 18 from HL (including maths and physics)

STPM
AA maths/physics plus A in one other STEM subject

UEC
Science stream students with AAAAA, including Maths I, Maths II, Physics and two other STEM subjects (computing accepted)

Engineering Diplomas (Malaysia Tier 1 Universities, e.g. UTM, MMU, UNITEN)
CGPA >3.7

Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
75% overall with 75% in Mathematics and 70% in Physics

English language qualifications
Band B (IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components or GCE O-Level (1119 Grade C))

The University of Southampton Malaysia accepts various English Language Tests, to read more: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page

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    I am very passionate about aircrafts and the aviation field. Realising that I do well in Maths and Sciences, I decided to pursue Aerospace Engineering to understand the working principles of aircrafts. Whilst in Southampton I have taken several modules outside in management and business such as Corporate Finance, Information Systems Strategy, and Advanced Management. I believe those modules are very useful and relevant to my career plan as an aspiring social entrepreneur. 

    Nelson Ng
    MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Our academics

    Dr Suan Hui Pu
    Dr Suan Hui Pu Head of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics Programmes
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    Dr Pu Suan Hui received his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London where he was a recipient of the Group Design Project prize. He remained at Imperial for his PhD where he worked on designing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). With his professional experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, he has expanded his research interests to include thin-film nano-crystalline graphene/graphite sensors, printed electronics and wearable sensors. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and works extensively on postgraduate opportunities for University of Southampton Malaysia.
    Dr Varun Thangamani
    Dr Varun ThangamaniAssistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics Lecturer
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    Dr Varun Thangamani's undergraduate degree was in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University, India. He later earned an MS research degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. During this period, he studied the role of microjets in stabilising cavity oscillations in a supersonic flow. Upon completion, he pursued his PhD at Cranfield University, the UK on the effects of scaling on cavity oscillations and their control mechanisms. After completion of his PhD in 2014, he worked as a Project Development Engineer with Frigesco Ltd, UK for two years. He was part of the team that developed a much acclaimed and patented defrost technology which reduces the total energy consumption of commercial freezers by up to 20 per cent. He is currently focusing on researching novel energy harvesting methods from flow-induced vibrations.
    Dr Foo Ngai Kok
    Dr Foo Ngai KokAssistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics Lecturer
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    Dr. Foo obtained his PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University in 2015. During his PhD, he worked as a teaching assistant at Wichita State University (2010-2015). Prior to this, he was also a research staff in the Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory of the National Institute for Aviation Research in Kansas, US (2006-2008). He joined the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus as a Lecturer in 2016.
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