Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University

Mechanical engineering is an innovative profession that turns ideas into inventions. 

Our Mechanical Engineering staff work closely with a range of industries, which informs the practical problems used when teaching our degree students.

We have close interaction with large companies such as Tata Steel and Ford, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Across the UK and overseas, there is or has been recent work with companies such as:

Astra-Zeneca - British Aerospace - Qinetiq -GKN - Rolls-Royce - SKF - Freeport - One Steel - Barrick Gold

Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University is recognised as one of the top 100 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings).

QS world university rankings by subject


Our BEng, MEng and MSc degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Accreditation IMechEIED ‌‌

Industry Experience

Year In Industry

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. 

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career.

Get more information about our Year in Industry here.

We also offer Year Abroad schemes too - find out more about these on the Mechanical Engineering course pages.


Through Swansea University's Paid Internship Network we seek to connect our students to employers for graduate level placements. We offer paid internships between June and September each summer. All participating students receive a free employability master-class and are assessed via a mandatory employability assessment centre. 

Find more information about our Work Placements here.

‌The International Development Office have opportunities for students to gain international work experience and take part in work abroad programmes as part of the degree (depending on scheme). Summer work placements are also available. Find out more about working abroad here.

Clare Cooper, Automotive Aftermarket

Clare Cooper, MEng

"I joined Bosch Lawn and Garden after I graduated. I used the skills that I had learnt at Swansea as part of a live team designing a new product. I was also involved with supporting the on-site factory with quality issues.

I will be moving shortly to another division of Bosch called Automotive Aftermarket, to look after the specific needs of our HCV customers. This will include all the parts, such as diesel injectors, batteries and wiper blades, and the test equipment.

This role will also include the Nordic and Baltic countries so I am looking forward to being able to travel more widely.

The experiences and knowledge that I gained from Swansea will always be useful and important to me and I look back on my time at Swansea very fondly".