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.
The MSc Mechanical Engineering course is stimulating and our graduates are rewarded with excellent job prospects. The MSc Mechanical Engineering course will equip you with the ability to make informed judgements on the most appropriate approach to a range of mechanical engineering problems.
The MSc Mechanical Engineering course covers the development of mechanical engineering tools, methods and techniques for problem solving, the ability to formulate an adequate representation of sets of experimental data, the use of these tools and techniques for real world applications, the ability to formulate an accurate representation of sets of experimental data, and business and management methods and their application in the field of engineering.
The research project undertaken as part of the MSc Mechanical Engineering course is industrially relevant and the topics of the course are of high industrial relevance.This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Modules on the MSc Mechanical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:
Strategic Project Planning
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Optimisation and Reliability
Simulation Based Product Design
Advanced Thermo Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Systems Monitoring, Control, Reliability, Survivability, Integrity and Maintenance
Process Metallurgy and Optimisation
Links with Industry
Members of staff work closely with a range of industries through knowledge transfer projects, consultancy and strategic research, which informs the practical problems used in our teaching.
Within Wales we have close interaction with large companies such as Tata Steel and Ford, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Across the UK there is or has been recent work with companies such as Astra-Zeneca, British Aerospace, Qinetiq, GKN and Rolls-Royce whilst further afield there is close working with companies such as SKF (Netherlands), Freeport (USA), One Steel (Australia), Barrick Gold (USA) to name a few.
The modules on the MSc Mechanical Engineering course are of high industrial relevance and the benefits to employability are immediate in a wide range of industries.
Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University
has extensive laboratory and computing facilities for both teaching and research purposes.
In the mechanical laboratories are two large rotating rigs. One is used to study the dynamics of high speed machinery whilst the other is devoted to the analysis of heat transfer in turbine blade.
The MSc Mechanical Engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
The MSc Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.
The REF assesses the quality of research in the UK Higher Education sector, assuring us of the standards we strive for.
The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.
Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.
“Every single day at the College of Engineering has been a learning process for me. The MSc in Mechanical Engineering involves leading world class professors, tutors and academics with whom we were lucky to be associated with. There is also a great peer group too.
I would like to pursue a PhD from Swansea University
and become an entrepreneur. The College of Engineering has helped immensely with these ambitions.”
Arnab Dasgupta, MSc Mechanical Engineering