Mechanical Engineering students in Festo Cyber Security Lab

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is based at Swansea University's Bay Campus, with our academic offices, specialised labs, workshops and teaching facilities spread across four of the seven Faculty buildings.

We offer BEng and MEng undergraduate degrees with Year In Industry and Year Abroad options as well as a postgraduate MSc. All of our courses are accredited by IMechE and as a department we are ranked in the world's Top 100 by the QS World Subject Rankings 2023.

Our world changing research activities strive to address the critical scientific knowledge required from industry, society and global challenges. The research expertise within the Department of Mechanical Engineering focuses on developing the knowledge base within the themes of; bionics and biomedical devices, green energy, cybernetics and intelligent machines, printing & coating and additive layer manufacturing.

Our facilities and equipment include an extensive Robotics Laboratory, Virtual Reality Suite, Cyber-Physical Factory, Student-led Hack/Innovation Space, 3D printers, Wind Tunnel and multiple material testing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

We are also currently working with the Royal Academy of Engineers diversity impact scheme to develop a Mechanical Engineering community-wide strategy to address the underrepresentation of females studying Mechanical Engineering. More information can be found here on our .

As a department, we provide a platform whereby academics, students and industry work together in collaboration on real-world challenges to deliver positive impactful solutions that benefit sustainability, society, the economy and climate change within an environment of equality at its core.  

Mechanical Engineering Webinars

Metal 3D Printing: Building the Un-Machinable

Dan Butcher outlines what Additive Manufacturing is?

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Industry 4.0: Manufacturing the Future

This webinar will introduce the technological concepts driving the future of manufacturing.

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Mechanical Engineering is Accredited by...

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