Engineering East

The Engineering East building at Swansea University’s Bay Campus forms part of the College of Engineering.

Engineering East is home to the Engineering Manufacturing Centre, which along with the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub, has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

It provides work areas and research space for staff and research students involved in Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. The building also incorporates the main workshop facilities for the whole of the College of Engineering.

As part of the College of Engineering, Engineering East has a strong focus on manufacturing industry and primarily provides a research and development resource for manufacturing applications. It houses a state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscope facility. In addition it is home to the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating and the SPECIFIC project.

Engineering East includes research groups studying polymers and composites, materials, civil engineering, electronics and sport and exercise science. It has eight ‘Research Hubs’ providing accommodation for up to 60 academic staff and up to 275 researchers.

The building has been designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for research particularly in manufacturing. It provides research space which is flexible and large scale allowing full size experimentation and prototype development to take place.

Key facts

  • 11,000 sqm building.
  • BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
  • Includes space for the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, (WCPC).
  • SPECIFIC pilot line, offices and laboratories.
  • Main disciplines: Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Materials Engineering including testing facilities and Scanning Electron Microscopes.
  • Main engineering workshop and Formula Student workshop.
  • This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.