University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Aerodynamics and Computation

The course looks at the fundamentals of aerodynamics as a subject. It focuses on numerical methods and the physics and computation of turbulence. It is suitable for those looking to specialise in aerodynamics, from an engineering, scientific or mathematics background.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1 or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or a related subject. Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually, and any candidates who do not match the standard profile but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: aerothermodynamics; advanced computational methods 1; applications of CFD; turbulence: physics and modelling. Core modules: MSc research project. Optional modules: advanced computational methods 2; aeroacoustics; biological flow; design; search and optimisation (DSP) principles, methods, parameterizations and case studies; experimental techniques for aerodynamics; flow control; hypersonic and high temperature gas dynamics; race car aerodynamics; numerical methods; wing aerodynamics.

Sponsorship information

The School offers a number of scholarships to UK/EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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023 8059 4651