Why choose Materials Engineering?
Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. Materials Engineering is 6th in the UK for Student Course Satisfaction and 7th Overall in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2021.
The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for our degree students to undertake vacation and year-out placements, as well as giving good research and employment opportunities.
We prepare our degree students for their future careers. We're ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects by The Complete University Guide 2021 and our graduates go on to have interesting careers at companies such as Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins, GE Aviation, Mott MacDonald and Babcock International Group.
Six months after graduating, 97% of our graduates are in work or further study with an average salary of £24,000 (16/17 DLHE).