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Our new home at the innovative Bay Campus provides some of the best university facilities in the UK, in an outstanding location. 

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Materials engineering

Materials Engineering student in the Metallography Laboratory at Swansea

Materials engineering

Our facilities

Within the College of Engineering there are state-of-the-art facilities specific to Materials Engineering:

  • Comprehensive computer systems for specialist and general purposes
  • World-leading equipment for characterisation of the mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials
  • Extensive range of laboratories housing scanning electron microscopes with full microanalysis and electron backscatter diffraction capabilities
  • Facilities at SMaRT and SPECIFIC that house state-of-the-art equipment for characterising aerospace materials and creating functional coated materials for steel and glass respectively


Materials Engineering Lab