Engineering PG Brochure - page 3

From the development of the Finite Element Method at Swansea
in the 1960s to our present day research turning buildings into
power stations, we strive for our research to have a real impact.
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.
94% of research produced by our academic staff is of
World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality.
Highlights of the Engineering results according to the
General Engineering Unit of Assessment:
• Research Environment ranked 2nd in the UK
• Research Impact ranked 10th in the UK
• Research Power ranked 10th in the UK
Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses
the expertise of academic staff within the department. It
can be divided into three research themes: Aerospace and
Manufacturing, Energy and Environment, and Health and Sport.
Within these themes, we have three world-class strategic
technology centres, which produce research:
• Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational
Engineering (ZCCE)
• Materials Research Centre (MRC)
• Systems and Process Engineering Centre (SPEC)
To find out more about our research please go to
World-Leading Engineering Research
Developing marine energy with
minimum environmental impact.
Working with the EcoWatt2050
project and using computer models
to simulate the effects of extracting
energy using wave and tidal
renewable energy devices on the
marine environment.
Rolls-Royce gas turbine engines –
materials characterisation to underpin
design, efficiency and safe service.
Our University Technology Centre (UTC)
in Materials has made significant
technological contribution to the
manufacture of efficient gas turbine
engines, leading to a significant
reduction in fuel consumption.
Research Funding Since 2008
in the
The Times & Sunday Times
University Guide 2015
Engineering Research
College of Engineering
Research Excellence Framework 2014
(REF 2014)
Research in the UK
Our postgraduate researchers are involved in:
Improved aerodynamic design process
for the aerospace industry through
application of unstructured mesh
technology. FLITE, a computational
aerodynamics system, has
revolutionised the speed of
aerodynamic design work and has
been used by NASA, BAE Systems,
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