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Cardiff University: School of Engineering

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Cardiff University
School of Engineering

Cardiff University's School of Engineering is one of the UK's leading engineering schools, conducting internationally renowned research alongside teaching that places students at the centre of the learning experience.

We attract postgraduate and undergraduate students from around the world. There are approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and more than 400 postgraduate students enrolled on courses at the School. We offer a wide range of postgraduate degree programmes to suit the needs of our students. There is a vibrant research culture within the School and we pride ourselves on conducting research that has valuable real world applications that help to solve modern engineering problems

We are committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for both our students and our staff. We currently hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award and participate in a number of initiatives championing women in engineering.

Our Research
The School is internationally recognised for its research and in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the School's quality of research was ranked 1st in the UK for Civil Engineering and 7th for General Engineering (encompassing Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering). We were also ranked as the top university for the impact of our research in all areas. Many of our academic staff members are engaged in large-scale and internationally-recognised or world-leading research projects and maintain close links with industry through these projects.

Much of our research is focused around the five strategic priority areas of advanced manufacturing, civil infrastructure, compound semiconductors and applications, engineering for health and sustainable energy, though our academics also have expertise in a wide variety of additional areas.

Within these areas you will find that there is a wealth of topics that would suit a PhD or MPhil project.

Our MSc Courses
We offer a wide range of taught postgraduate degree programmes across the engineering disciplines which will enable you to specialise in a particular area. Our taught postgraduate degree programmes are carefully designed together with our industrial partners to enable you to upgrade your engineering knowledge and maximise your skills. This makes our taught courses an ideal way of enhancing your employability.

All of our established MSc programmes are accredited by the relevant professional institutions except the Communications Technology and Entrepreneurship MSc which is a specialist course run jointly with the Business School and the Alacrity Foundation. They are balanced programmes with a major research element and many have a strong industrial element in both the taught content and student research projects. Many of our MSc degrees are available either as full-time or part-time courses.

We offer a wide range of MSc programmes:

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering
MSc Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling (BIM) for Smart Engineering
MSc in Civil Engineering
MSc in Civil and Geoenvironmental Engineering
MSc in Civil and Water Engineering
MSc in Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship
MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics
MSc in Electrical Energy Systems
MSc in Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation and Management
MSc in Structural Engineering
MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment
MSc in Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Research Year 
MSc in Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Year in Industry
MSc in Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

MRes Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

Living in Cardiff
Our location in Queen's Buildings is right on the doorstep of Cardiff city centre, which is one of the UK’s most affordable cities with a reputation for excellent shopping and the quality of its green public spaces. Cardiff is a cosmopolitan capital city with entertainment ranging from top sporting events, a wide variety of cultural activities, and a vibrant nightlife.

Cardiff University offers a range of university accommodation to suit individual preferences and budgets. Overseas applicants arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy place in University accommodation for their first year, provided they meet certain deadlines.  

Contact details
Daniel Wood (PhD/MPhil Admissions) or Samantha Jones (Postgraduate Taught Admissions)
Cardiff University School of Engineering
Queens Buildings
The Parade
Cardiff University
CF24 3AA

MRes/PhD/MPhil enquiries:
Tel: +44(0)29 20874642
MSc enquiries:

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Postgraduate study at the School of Engineering

MSc Electrical Energy Systems 

MSc Sustainable Energy and Environment 

MSc Wireless and Microwave Communications Engineering

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Civil Engineering Degrees

MSc Building Information Modelling (MSc)

MSc Compound Semiconductor Electronics (MSc)

MSc Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship

PhD opportunities in compound semiconductor manufacturing


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