Engineering a difference since 1920

From the development of the Finite Element Method at Swansea in the 1960s to our present day research turning buildings into power stations, we strive for our research to have a real impact.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2021 our research facilities and environment have enabled colleagues to engage internationally, elevating 100% of the department’s publications to world leading and internationally excellent.  

With our world-class research centres and a sustained investment programme to provide outstanding resources and facilities, Engineering provides a superb environment in which to conduct research.

Our Research Themes

Our cross-cutting research themes bring together multidisciplinary teams, integrating a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines which help us to address global challenges. 

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