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Cardiff University: School of Engineering

Cardiff University
School of Engineering


Cardiff University's School of Engineering is one of the UK's leading engineering schools and we attract postgraduate and undergraduate students from around the world. We are located in the centre of the city and possess excellent teaching and research facilities, which benefit from our record of attracting large research grants.

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.

The School conducts research across a range of areas:

Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy, Medical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering.

Within these areas you will find that there are 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 institution 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, with international and EU postgraduates who arrive in September guaranteed a place for their first year.

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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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MSc Electrical Energy

MSc Sustainable Energy and Environment 

Postgraduate Study at the School of Engineering 

MSc Wireless and Microwave Communications Engineering

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Civil Engineering Degrees



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