8th in the UK for General Engineering. The Complete University Guide 2016.


Open days: 18 June, 15 October, 209 October

Meet Carys

Mechanical Engineer


Some people think engineers are boring but I am anything but. As a child I always had to be doing something. I had more fun building the play house than playing in it.

My dream is to become known as a people’s engineer – someone who changes lives by thinking a little differently, perhaps in the field of renewable energy.

Engineering is all about innovation but, unless you have the ability to communicate, ideas can get lost.

Luckily I wasn’t too over-awed when I met Sir Terry Matthews, the Welsh telecommunications billionaire when he came to the university.

I won his Canadian Challenge – the chance to work in one of his companies in Ottawa for four weeks with all expenses paid.

What an incredible opportunity. I couldn’t have imagined that kind of adventure a few years ago. Swansea University is famous for its Engineering Department but it has also changed my life in other ways. Take my fantastic new sport, Ultimate Frisbee. I didn’t know it existed until I came here.

As a student ambassador I would love to inspire more women to study engineering. You don’t have to be strong you just have to like making things and not be afraid to get your hands dirty. The more diverse the team, the better the ideas it comes up with. Women approach tasks in a different way so when we get involved it can give the team an edge.

Choosing to study at Swansea has been one of the best decisions of my life. I found what I wanted right on my doorstep but it has already taken me around the world.”

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Study Engineering at Swansea University

We provide a cutting edge learning environment with state of the art teaching facilities. Pioneering in our technological progress, both in traditional and emerging disciplines within the field of Engineering, we work in partnership with major industrial companies.

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95% of engineering students in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating

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Swansea University’s model of engaging with industry is one to be replicated in Europe

Dimitri Corpakis, Head of Unit,
DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, 2013

Industry Connections

Our long history of working with business, industry, commerce and the public sector enables us to add real value to your education. We listen closely to employers when they tell us what skills and experiences they require from their graduate employees, and we tailor our courses to make sure that you gain those professional and high-level skills that will enable you to thrive in today’s competitive world.

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4th for graduate employability

UK top 30 for research excellence

UK top 10 for graduate prospects


Global Opportunities

Gain international experience and learn vital employability skills. We have committed to offering every student the chance to study or work overseas during their degree and to encourage them to take up such opportunities.

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