Engineering Brighter Futures

The College of Engineering extends a warm welcome to students from the Middle East.

We currently have over 450 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates studying various engineering degree courses.

95% of all of our students who graduate are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. 

Students have gone on to work for the international companies including Shell, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, British Airways, Rolls-Royce, Valero and Atkins to name a few.     

Staff and current students are involved in beating the world land-speed record, solving the world’s water shortages and collaborating with globally recognised companies.

Email us for more information at engineering@swansea.ac.uk

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International Scholarships

Yousef Al-Zuhair, MEng Mechanical Engineering

Yousef Al-Zuhair, MEng Mechanical Engineering

Yousef, originally from UAE, graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in 2006.

He is now the Business Development Manager at ACWA Power International.

“I truly believe that an Engineering course at Swansea University gave me an excellent head start in life to build an exciting and rewarding career.”

Maha Al Thani, BEng Civil Engineering

Mohammed Ali Sulaiman Al-Zakwani, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Mohammed Ali Sulaiman Al-Zakwani, BEng Mechanical Engineering

"Swansea provides modern facilities for my subject that would uplift my knowledge and equip me with skills that would be essential for industry in specific and my life career in general. What is more, the approach it takes for the course is enjoyable.

The coastal areas in Swansea are my favorite due to the provision of fresh air, wide open spaces, pure and calm reflection, and tranquillity away from the hustle of cities.

Materials are at reach of the student, high standard PC and experimental labs are provided, sustainable constructions and a peaceful atmosphere".

Salim Zuhair Salim Mohammed Aal Fanna, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Salim Zuhair Salim Mohammed Aal Fanna

"I decided to study a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University because the environment is suited for college life and it's quiet.

My favourite memories of the course so far is when we did our flight project last year it was an amazing experience.

When I graduate I would like to work in a petroleum company."

Professor Mohammed Mehdi Farid, MSc & PhD Chemical Engineering

Professor Mohammed Mehdi Farid

Professor Mohammed Farid was the founder of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Basrah in 1983. Since then, he worked as a full professor in the Jordan University of Science and Technology, the University of Science Malaysia and since 1997 in The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, London and an active member of a number of international societies. He has published more than 360 papers in international journals and refereed international conferences, 6 patents, 5 books and 10 chapters in books.

Professor Farid has received a number of international awards and has been invited to a large number of international conferences as a keynote speaker. 

He is a world leader in energy storage with phase change and has provided significant contribution to the field worldwide. His research expertise covers many other important areas such as innovative food processing, biofuel and waste management.

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