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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


    Materials Science

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    For current fees visit our website

  • Last Updated

    06 September 2018

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea maintains a high standard of teaching and research, set in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. As a student on the Master's course in Mechanical Engineering, you will be provided with a high quality overview of the techniques of modern mechanical engineering, presenting examples of use from a wide range of disciplines and industries.

Key Features of MSc in Mechanical Engineering

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Recognised as one of the top 100 departments in the world (Shanghai Global Rankings)
  • Professionally accredited
  • Taught in world-class beachside facilities on the £450million Bay Campus

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering course is stimulating and our graduates are rewarded with excellent job prospects. It will equip you with the ability to make informed judgements on the most appropriate approach to a range of mechanical engineering problems.

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering course covers the development of mechanical engineering tools, methods and techniques for problem solving and real world application, the ability to formulate an adequate and accurate representation of sets of experimental data, business and management methods and their application in the field of engineering.

The topics and research projects undertaken as part of the MSc in Mechanical Engineering course are of high industrial relevance.


Modules on the MSc in Mechanical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

  • Advanced Thermo Fluid Mechanics
  • Polymer Processing
  • Systems Monitoring, Control, Reliability, Survivability, Integrity and Maintenance
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Leadership Development
  • Composite Materials
  • Simulation Based Product Design
  • Strategic Project Planning
  • Metallurgy and Process Optimisation
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Environmental Analysis and Legislation
  • Optimisation
  • Power Generation Systems


MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University

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 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings).


The Bay Campus includes an extensive Engineering Quarter, designed to capitalise on our research expertise and our collaboration with major companies.

The £450 million development project includes specialist laboratories and excellent computing facilities.

Our Mechanical Engineering degrees schemes make extensive use of our dedicated Dynamics Laboratory Mechanics, Jet Cat (Engine Test Room) and Fluids Laboratory.

Jet engine

The College houses a fully instrumented JetCat P120 engine that is used for teaching and for research projects, ranging from thermodynamic experiments to instrumentation and bio-fuel diversity.

Engineering Quarter

At the College of Engineering, we continually strive for excellence in our teaching and research. The Bay Campus provides the space for growth and enable us to build on our current success, co-locating industry with our academic staff and students.

The Bay Campus includes purpose built facilities for students, staff and businesses allowing for the benefits of co-location, enabling applied research, an accelerated innovation pathway and employment opportunities. 

The seven buildings that form the College of Engineering house high-tech teaching and research laboratories. There are brand new lecture theatres, smaller tutorial and seminar rooms, teaching laboratories and PC facilities.

Engineering Central

The Engineering Central building at Swansea University’s Bay Campus forms part of the College of Engineering and focuses on advanced engineering and innovation.

It is home to the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub, which along with the Engineering Manufacturing Centre, has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through Welsh Government. 

Engineering Central provides world-class facilities for industrial research and development in a state-of-the-art building. Engineering Central represents an investment of around £36 million which enables the University to grow its activities in advanced engineering and innovation.

Engineering Central also supports the:

  • Health and Biosciences in developing engineering solutions to medical challenges including nanotechnology and design for manufacture to take prototype devices to production run.
  • Low Carbon Economy in areas such as material development for weight reduction and aerodynamic performance.
  • Digital Economy Cluster in the development of hardware and wireless technologies.

The interaction between the subject areas is very complex and there are many areas of integration and support from one discipline to another.

Key facts

  • 11,000 sqm building.
  • BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
  • Academic staff offices, conference and meeting rooms, research labs and workshops.
  • Focuses on conceptual design, computer modelling, simulation and optimisation.
  • Main disciplines : Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Chemical Engineering.
  • This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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





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