School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General And Mechanical Engineering


Swansea University

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Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

Engineering at Swansea

Pursue Your Postgraduate Degree at Swansea University, where all of our Engineering courses are ranked Top 20 in the UK. (Times Good University Guide 2022)

Our aim is to help students develop the potential to become future leaders, champions of industry, and innovative thinkers, or to be equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities for a career in research.

Our recognition

  • The Highest Award (Gold) for Teaching Excellence at UK Universities
  • Aerospace Engineering is Top 150 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and UK Top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Biomedical Engineering is 11th Overall and 1st in the UK for Research Quality (The Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Chemical Engineering is Top 250 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Civil Engineering is 6th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2022)
  • Electrical Engineering is UK Top 10 for Research Rating (The Times Good University Guide 2022)
  • Materials Engineering is Top 150 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and UK Top 10 Overall (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Mechanical Engineering is Top 150 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and UK Top 10 for Research Quality (The Complete University Guide 2022)
Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

Increase Your Employability

We have a dedicated Engineering Employability Team to support and prepare you for your future career. From events such as Employer Talks and presentations from industry, to Skills Days, Careers Fairs, CV Sessions, and bespoke support from subject specific Employability Champions.

Find out more about how we are supporting our current students.

Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

With world-class research centres and sustained investment in our outstanding resources and facilities, Engineering at Swansea University provides a superb environment in which to study or conduct research.

All of this is situated on our £450 million Bay Campus, an enviable seafront location next to the breath-taking Swansea Bay. Engineering at Swansea consists of seven purpose-built buildings, holding over 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space, and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment. Take a virtual tour of Engineering on Bay Campus.

Even more subject specific Virtual Tours you can view in VR:

Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

Research With a Real Impact

From the development of the Finite Element Method at Swansea in the 1960s, to our present day CWATER project using desalination water treatment and membrane technology to provide clean water in the most water poor communities around the world, we strive for our research to have a real impact and address global challenges.

Engineering Research at Swansea can be divided into four themes, bringing together multidisciplinary teams integrating a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines. Click here to learn more about each theme.

Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014-2021 our research was ranked

  • 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines
  • 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) quality or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality

Read more about Engineering Research at Swansea University.


Podcast Series: Exploring Global Problems

Podcast Series: Exploring Global Problems

Listen to our popular podcast series and get a taste of the ground-breaking research being lead by our amazing academics at Swansea. Learn about how Swansea University is leading the way in tackling a variety of global challenges, including climate change, clean energy, and building a sustainable future.

Review: Diverse and insightful
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“Some really thought provoking topics (diverse range even across the two episodes I’ve listened to so far) from a range of speakers which is good to see, I hope this continues. Hopefully the start of a long and successful series from Swansea University!”
By saphiamarie via Apple Podcasts | United Kingdom


Engineering at Swansea – Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical

Inclusivity – Improving Inclusion For All Engineers

With staff and students from over 115 countries, we truly are a global community.

Engineering at Swansea is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive working environment for all staff and students, whereby all people can reach their full potential.

Find out more about what we do with Athena Swan and empowering women in Engineering, our BAME Network, and our outreach and engagement activities with the local community, from schools to family days.