Key Facts


Academic staff offices, conference and meeting rooms, research labs and workshops


Wind tunnel facility featuring a purpose built, large scale wind tunnel able to realise speeds of up to 50m/s

Fully upgraded Merlin Flight Simulator providing highly sophisticated 3D visualisation and real whorls terrain mapping capabilities


Building Information

11,000 sqm building

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Focuses on conceptual design, computer modelling, simulation and optimisation

Main disciplines : Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Home to the CFD specialists for the Bloodhound SSC design


Engineering Central

Engineering Central forms part of the College of Engineering and focuses on advanced engineering and manufacturing. It is home to the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub which along with the Engineering Manufacturing Centre (EMC), has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

Engineering Central provides world-class facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as industrial research and development in a state-of-the-art building. Engineering Central represents an investment of around £36 million which will enable the University to grow its activities in advanced engineering and manufacturing.

Engineering Central also supports the:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • 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.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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