BEng Aerospace Electronic Engineering

University of Southampton
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About this course

Take your engineering passions to the skies as you learn to design the aircraft and spacecraft of the future. You’ll explore vital areas of electronics and take up the challenge of developing greener air travel. You'll also gain specialist knowledge of avionics, practical computing and programming. This course will prepare you for a career in the aerospace industry.

Our specialist Aerospace Electronic Engineering course will give you a broad knowledge of electronics. You can then focus on new and future aerospace technologies, including:

  • autonomous, unmanned flying vehicles

  • GPS to improve flight safety and efficiency

Our expert academics bring industry experience to the classroom. They have worked on projects with NASA and the European Space Agency.

As part of this course you can:

  • design and build your own electronic circuits, systems and computer software

  • use our research facilities, including a computer labs, high-voltage laboratory and £110m clean room

  • develop your enterprise skills with help from our startup supporter, Future Worlds

  • study engineering management and law to develop your career skills

Location and awarding body

Transfer between courses

You can transfer between our electronic engineering, electrical and electronic engineering or electrical engineering courses at certain points during your degree. You'll need to discuss this with your course leader.

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A-levels additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, electronics or further mathematics. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the physics Practical is required where applicable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in mathematics and 6 at Higher Level in an additional required subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma additional information

Required Higher Level subjects include mathematics and either physics or further mathematics. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

BTEC

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subjectWe do not accept the BTEC Extended DiplomaWe do not accept the BTEC DiplomaApplicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

BTEC additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, electronics or further mathematics. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the physics Practical is required where applicable.

Other qualifications

A-levels with Extended Project Qualification

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer:AAB including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ

A-levels contextual offer

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:AAB including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A)

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) offer

BTEC (RQF) (reformed)

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subjectWe do not accept the BTEC National Extended DiplomaWe do not accept the BTEC National DiplomaApplicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma or the BTEC National Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

 

Irish Leaving Certificate (first awarded 2017)

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and physics at H1

Irish Leaving Certificate (first awarded 2016)

A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 including mathematics at A1 and physics at A1

Irish Leaving Certificate additional information

There are no additional requirements

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement (PDF, 111.01 KB) for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U

Cambridge Pre-U additional information

Welsh Baccalaureate

orAA from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge CertificateororA*A from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order), and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

Welsh Baccalaureate additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, electronics or further mathematics. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the physics Practical is required where applicable.

European Baccalaureate

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

 

International qualifications

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

Foundation year for Engineering, Physics, Maths and Geophysics

If you don’t have the right qualifications for direct entry into this course, you may still be able to enrol by taking our Foundation Year. This intensive, one-year course will give you the background skills and knowledge to enter into any undergraduate degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or geophysics.

Contact us if you have a question about what qualifications you have or might need.

Other ways to qualify

You might meet our criteria in other ways if you do not have the qualifications we need. Find out more about:

  • our Access to Southampton scheme for students living permanently in the UK (including residential summer school, application support and scholarship)

  • skills you might have gained through work or other life experiences (otherwise known as recognition of prior learning)

Find out more about our Admissions Policy.

Course structure

Year 1 and 2 modules are similar across all our Electronic Engineering courses and provide a grounding in essential engineering topics. You'll also focus on the foundations of aerospace electronics.

In year 3 you can follow your interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. You can also take modules from other subject areas.

You’ll work in high-spec electronics and computer labs, equipped with the latest technology, hardware and software.

Year 1

  • mathematics

  • programming

You’ll study digital systems, and electrical materials and fields. We'll develop your practical skills through extensive laboratory classes.

You'll also develop your knowledge in key areas of aerospace engineering. These include:

  • flight mechanics

Year 2

  • signal processing

  • radar techniques

You'll also take a group project to design, build and test an autonomous or remote controlled drone.

Year 3

In your final year, you'll complete your individual project. This will develop your planning, presentation and problem-solving skills, and let you choose a topic that interests you.

You'll study guidance, navigation and control , and space system engineering. You'll also choose from a wide range of modules such as:

  • robotics

  • take a range of innovative interdisciplinary modules

  • lectures

Support for your studies

How you’ll spend your study time

Your scheduled learning, teaching and independent study, year by year:

Year 1

How we’ll assess you

We’ll assess you using:

  • coursework, laboratory reports and essays
  • design and problem-solving exercises

Year 1

Careers

Your specialist skills as an aerospace electronics engineer will be in great demand after you graduate. Most of our graduates go straight into electronic engineering jobs in high-tech companies.

You could work for a small or large aerospace company, join a high-tech start-up, or go into an aerospace engineering consultancy.

This degree is also a great foundation for further study at Masters or PhD level.

Our Electronics and Computer Science graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

  • Apple

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • an Electronics and Computer Science careers fair attended by major electronics companies

  • an online jobs and placements portal

  • paid summer internships

Careers services at Southampton

We are a top 20 UK university for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout your time as a student and for up to 5 years after graduation. This support includes:

  • work experience schemes

  • networking events

  • a wealth of volunteering opportunities

  • study abroad and summer school opportunities

We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture and our dedicated start-up supporter, Futureworlds, is open to every student.

Work in industry

Students on this course are encouraged to spend 20 weeks in industry, usually as two 10-week summer placements.

UK/EU fees

You'll pay £9,250 in tuition fees for the academic year 2020 to 2021. This fee might change for further years of your course.

International student fees

What your fees pay for

Your tuition fees pay for the full cost of tuition and all examinations.

Find out how to:

  • Textbooks
  • Printing and Photocopying Costs

See the full list of extra items and costs in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window 2020 to 2021 (PDF, 229.57 KB).

Accommodation and living costs, such as travel and food, are not included in your tuition fees. Explore:

Bursaries, scholarships and other funding

If you're a UK or EU student and your household income is under £25,000 a year, you may be able to get a University of Southampton bursary to help with your living costs. Find out about bursaries and other funding we offer at Southampton.

If you're a care leaver or estranged from your parents, you may be able to get a specific bursary.

Scholarships and grants

You may be able to get a scholarship or grant that's linked to your chosen subject area.

We award scholarships and grants for travel, academic excellence, or to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Support during your course

The Student Services Centre offers support and advice on money to students. You may be able to access our Student Support fund and other sources of financial support during your course.

Funding for international students

University life

The University offers a friendly, diverse and welcoming home for you while you study. You'll work, live and socialise with students from more than 130 countries.

Clubs, societies and facilities

  • a hairdresser

Our sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, a gym with 140 fitness stations, squash courts, a bouldering wall, outdoor pitches and much more. There are over 80 sports clubs you could join, and activity classes including yoga and spin.

We have an internationally known theatre, concert hall, art gallery and cinema showing everything from mainstream blockbusters to international arthouse classics. You could perform at a gig, concert or show, take part in an exhibition or join a writers’ workshop. Find out more about arts and culture at Southampton.

Whatever your passion or community, you can find like-minded people at one of the Students’ Union clubs and societies. There are more than 200 to join, and social activities in every hall of residence.

Support while you study

We aim to help you deal with any problems you might come across, so you can make the most of your time at university. We offer support with:

  • mental health, learning difficulties and disability

  • money and accommodation

We will assess your application on the strength of your:

  • predicted grades
  • academic reference

We aim to respond to you within 2 to 6 weeks with a decision about your application.

We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.

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