Working at the College of Engineering

About the College of Engineering

Engineering has been studied at Swansea University since its very beginning in 1920 and in 2001 all of the engineering departments merged to form the School of Engineering, which turned into the College of Engineering a few years later.

The College of Engineering moved in 2015 to the University’s Bay Campus which now has 5 engineering buildings, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of research and teaching equipment. These buildings include Engineering Central, Engineering East, Institute Structural Materials (ISM), Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) and the Active Classroom (the UK’s first energy positive classroom).

The College of Engineering was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2016.

The College of Engineering is committed to ensuring gender balance in the workplace for the STEMM areas and  continues to develop excellent employment practices and recognise the commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia. 


The college offers courses in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computational, Electronic and Electrical, Materials Science, Mechanical and Medical Engineering and Nanotechnology at under and postgraduate level.

Both the Chemical and Materials Science and Engineering courses are ranked 6th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide/The Guardian University Guide) and its Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering departments are ranked within the World top 200 (QS World Rankings).


According to the most recent REF (2014) the College is ranked 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines and 94% of Swansea’s engineering research is classed as World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*).

The research carried out at the College can be split into three themes, Aerospace and Manufacturing, Energy and Environment and Health and Sport. Within these themes there are four strategic technology centres including:

To find out more about our research please visit the webpage here.

With our world-class research centres and a sustained investment programme to provide outstanding resources and facilities, the College of Engineering provides a superb environment to teach, study, work or conduct research.