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).

QS world university rankings by subject

Clare Cooper, Automotive Aftermarket

Clare Cooper, MEng

"I joined Bosch Lawn and Garden after I graduated. I used the skills that I had learnt at Swansea as part of a live team designing a new product. I was also involved with supporting the on-site factory with quality issues.

I will be moving shortly to another division of Bosch called Automotive Aftermarket, to look after the specific needs of our HCV customers. This will include all the parts, such as diesel injectors, batteries and wiper blades, and the test equipment.

This role will also include the Nordic and Baltic countries so I am looking forward to being able to travel more widely. The experiences and knowledge that I gained from Swansea will always be useful and important to me and I look back on my time at Swansea very fondly".

Our Mechanical Engineering degree courses

Undergraduate degrees

BEng Mechanical Engineering / UCAS code H300
MEng Mechanical Engineering / UCAS code H304
BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H305
MEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H306
BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a year in Europe) / UCAS code H302
BEng Mechanical Engineering (with a year in North America) / UCAS code H303
Mechanical Engineering Foundation Year / UCAS code H307

Postgraduate degrees

MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Engineering Leadership & Management
MSc by Research in Mechanical Engineering
PhD or MPhil Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

Our BEng, MEng and MSc degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Accreditation IMechEIED ‌‌

David Winfield, Freudenberg Oil & Gas

Mechanical engineering

“I decided to study at the College of Engineering as it has a good reputation earned over the years through various research and collaborative projects with industry.

My favourite memories of the course are the friendliness of the tutors, exciting course content and the opportunity to compete in the Formula student – designing and building single seater racing cars.

The University has a great reputation for teaching and research in engineering. The possibilities are endless as long as you apply yourself and take every opportunity the College of Engineering gives.”

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