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Below are the options they offer. I want to be the kind of guy that develops autopilot software for a plane or spacecraft, I am interested in control theory and programming. I don't know which option will have lots of control theory and programming modules, please help me. The computation one seems interesting though


H401 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics (4 years)
H490 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Aerodynamics (4 years)
H491 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design (4 years)
09F4 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Computational Engineering Design (4 years)
HN42 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Engineering Management (4 years)
7T32 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Materials and Structures
39C5 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Semester Abroad (4 years)
32F6 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Semester in Industry (4 years)
H493 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering (4 years)
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H491 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design (4 years)

But I'd choose the industry one which would, I presume, guarantee you a work placement.
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I would think that each course just has different option modules, so you would probably be allowed to change your course anyway - no matter which one you picked initially.
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H491 MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design (4 years)

But I'd choose the industry one which would, I presume, guarantee you a work placement.
Yeah the industry one looks tempting, I don't know why Southampton don't have year in industry for all their options


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I would think that each course just has different option modules, so you would probably be allowed to change your course anyway - no matter which one you picked initially.
Oh ok I see, thanks for the reply


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The people who write Auto-Pilot software are Software Developers not Aerospace engineers, so if your interest is primarily software then you should probably consider degree programs which have a good amount of programming like Computer Science, Software Engineering or Electronics.
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At Southampton, you can choose any of them and switch between them at end of second year, you don't have to choose note

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As Devran22 has said you can switch between any of the courses between the first 2 years, you can also switch from a specialist course ( the with "something" courses) to the general MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics course at any time, even in semester 2 of year 4.
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The people who write Auto-Pilot software are Software Developers not Aerospace engineers, so if your interest is primary software then you should probably consider degree programs which have a good amount of programming like Computer Science, Software Engineering or Electronics.
Well crap because I've already written my personal statement and sent it to 4 universities already. I didn't specifically mention a lot about planes but in the end, I said something about perusing a career in aerospace. so I guess I can't apply to software engineering can I?


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Well crap because I've already written my personal statement and sent it to 4 universities already. I didn't specifically mention a lot about planes but in the end, I said something about perusing a career in aerospace. so I guess I can't apply to software engineering can I?


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I have not seen your PS and I am also not an expert on PS's so I do not know if your personal statement is suitable for use in applying for CS programs or not.

But before you hastily apply to courses, you need to think hard and research the career paths that are associated with those courses.

Also, targeting narrow career goals like developing Auto-Pilot software can be a bit restrictive as those jobs might be few and hard to obtain (or those jobs might not even be in the UK) in that instance you would then go into developing other types software programs such as mobile phone apps, general desktop applications e.t.c would you be happy doing that? A software engineer is trained to develop software, that software could be in thousands of different application areas.
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I have not seen your PS and I am also not an expert on PS's so I do not know if your personal statement is suitable for use in applying for CS programs or not.

But before you hastily apply to courses, you need to think hard and research the career paths that are associated with those courses.

Also, targeting narrow career goals like developing Auto-Pilot software can be a bit restrictive as those jobs might be few and hard to obtain (or those jobs might not even be in the UK) in that instance you would then go into developing other types software programs such as mobile phone apps, general desktop applications e.t.c would you be happy doing that? A software engineer is trained to develop software, that software could be in thousands of different application areas.
Thanks for the advice but I have already applied to Aerospace. The reason why I didn't choose computer science in the first place is that I already know 5 programming languages including Java & c++ and I didnt want to relearn them, will be a waste of £9000. And I am really good at maths so I thought I definitely want to go into engineering. Aerospace is essentially also mechanical so I don't think I will be restricting myself in terms of job prospects. I just love hardcore programming (not apps or pc software) but for like robots and stuff. I think If I hopefully get onto an Aerospace course, I will pick as many computing & control modules as possible. But thanks for the advice. In terms of the Southampton course, they told me to pick whichever because I can decide later on
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