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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    October, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, Research Only

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Mechanical Engineering research programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    29 July 2019

With our close interaction with large companies such as Tata Steel and Ford, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a MSc by Research student in Mechanical Engineering.

Across the UK and overseas, there is or has been recent work at Swansea University with companies such as:

  • Astra-Zeneca
  • British Aerospace
  • Qinetiq
  • GKN
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SKF
  • Freeport
  • One Steel
  • Barrick Gold

Research within Engineering at Swansea University is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating our strengths in research areas across the Engineering disciplines.

Computational mechanics forms the basis for the majority of the MSc by Research projects within the Mechanical Engineering discipline. 

Why Mechanical Engineering at Swansea?

Mechanical engineering is an innovative profession that turns ideas into inventions. 

Our Mechanical Engineering staff work closely with a range of industries, which informs the practical problems used when teaching our degree students.

We have close interaction with large companies such as Tata Steel and Ford, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Across the UK and overseas, there is or has been recent work with companies such as:

Astra-Zeneca - British Aerospace - Qinetiq -GKN - Rolls-Royce - SKF - Freeport - One Steel - Barrick Gold

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is recognised as one of the Top 200 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings).

How you're supervised on the Mechanical Engineering research programme

Your supervisor will:

  • Help you develop your research plan in the early stages of your MSc by research in Mechanical Engineering
  • Advise on research aims and objectives and suggest relevant training or skills courses
  • Provide direction in terms of relevant literature and sources
  • Give guidance on gathering, recording and analysing data
  • Supervise your written work, providing constructive criticism and ensuring you keep to deadlines
  • Support and advise you when it comes to presenting papers at conferences, publishing your work and attending your viva (the final oral examination of your thesis)

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Visit the Mechanical Engineering MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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