MEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year Abroad)

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University


Course Overview

BEng Mechanical Engineering

As a Mechanical Engineering Student at Swansea University you will combine creativity, knowledge and analytical tools to complete the difficult task of transforming an idea into reality.

Modules build on established mechanical principles for application within a wide range of sectors that include but are not limited to: automotive, motorsport, medical, aerospace, robotics, automation, additive manufacture and sustainable energy.


You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

  • Mechanical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 9th in the UK for Research Quality (The Times University Guide 2017)
  • One of the top 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings)
  • 14th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 89% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE)
  • 12th in the UK for Employability (DLHE)
  • Year in Industry + Year Abroad schemes available
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students
  • Professionally accredited
  • Taught in world-class beachside facilities on the £450million Bay Campus
  • Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Sustainability
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-161Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermodynamics 1
EG-163Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-165Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 1
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-168Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Professional Development
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-182Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Manufacturing Technology I
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2


The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering programme are:

  • To provide students with a solid background in design, manufacturing, dynamics, material science, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics for application within an industrial context.
  • To build engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem into its component parts and prepare technical reports.
  • Harvest critical awareness and the ability to critique different design solutions including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety.
  • To develop computer modelling and interpret computational analysis through exposure to industrial facing project work.
  • To build team working skills to reflect the working environment of multi-disciplinary engineering teams. 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements of the BEng Mechanical Engineering course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Further Mathematics
Design Technology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB to including 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.

Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D, to include B at A Level Mathematics. If they are not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Mechanical Engineering course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Mechanical Engineering course as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,950

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.


The MEng Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Year Abroad

Students on a 5-year MEng degree scheme which includes a year abroad will also be able to study at a partner university after their second or third year, and before their final year. 

As a student on a Year Abroad course, you will select the university where you will spend your year abroad by submitting three choices to the course coordinator at the College of Engineering.

This information is then forwarded to the International Development Office at Swansea University so that exchange places can be allocated across the University.  There is a combination of Engineering specific and University-wide links available. University-wide links are subject to availability and negotiation as they service the entire institution, in principle.

The year abroad has to be passed in order to progress. Our study abroad schemes are not credit bearing in the sense that they do not act as substitutes for study in Swansea; so a standard 4-year MEng becomes a 5-year MEng with a year abroad.

To find out more about links to our partner institutions, visit the Global Opportunities website.

For more information on tuition fees during your Year Abroad, visit

Students are liable for the following costs:

  • Accommodation
  • Meal plans (depending on institution)
  • Health insurance (depending on destination)
  • Flights
  • Visa/Study permit