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Why study with us

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A leading research school

We are one of the top ten engineering research departments in the UK and the impact of our research was recognised as top in the UK in the latest government Research Excellence Framework (REF) survey.

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Wide range of courses

We provide a wide range of master's degree programmes which have been accredited by the professional engineering institutions, and our PhD opportunities cover all of the major engineering disciplines.

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Excellent graduate prospects

As a postgraduate student, you will have excellent career prospects as we have close links with industry and our graduates are highly regarded by employers.

If you study with us, you will be joining a department with a vibrant research culture and a strong commitment to teaching. As a research led department, our excellent laboratory facilities receive continual investment and you will be able to conduct your research project alongside internationally recognised research groups.
Dr Michael Harbottle Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Our talks and videos

Our students and staff discuss PhD and MSc degrees, the opportunities available, and what it's like to study with us,

Postgraduate study in the School of Engineering

Our students and staff discuss PhD and MSc degrees, the opportunities available, and what it's like to study with us,

Professor Peter Smowton talks about the PhD opportunities available and explains why compound semiconductors are so important.

PhD opportunities in compound semiconductor manufacturing

Professor Peter Smowton talks about the PhD opportunities available and explains why compound semiconductors are so important.

Our staff and students tell you about our MSc course in Advanced Mechanical Engineering.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Our staff and students tell you about our MSc course in Advanced Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Aled Davies takes you through our four MSc courses in civil, structural, geoenvironmental and hydroenvironmental engineering.

Civil engineering

Dr Aled Davies takes you through our four MSc courses in civil, structural, geoenvironmental and hydroenvironmental engineering.

Our staff and students tell you about the MSc in Electrical Energy Systems.

Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)

Our staff and students tell you about the MSc in Electrical Energy Systems.

Hear from Dr Tom Beach as to why you should consider studying on our MSc in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Building Information Modelling (MSc)

Hear from Dr Tom Beach as to why you should consider studying on our MSc in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Dr Valera-Medina introduces the MSc Sustainable Energy and Environment  including the main features of the course, our students, careers and facilities.

Sustainable Energy and Environment (MSc)

Dr Valera-Medina introduces the MSc Sustainable Energy and Environment including the main features of the course, our students, careers and facilities.

Hear about the course, our students, our facilities, and the career prospects for graduates.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MSc)

Hear about the course, our students, our facilities, and the career prospects for graduates.

Dr Roberto Quaglia describes the benefits of studying on our MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics.

Compound Semiconductor Electronics (MSc)

Dr Roberto Quaglia describes the benefits of studying on our MSc in Compound Semiconductor Electronics.

Hear how joining our MSc Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship will help you develop your career.

Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Hear how joining our MSc Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship will help you develop your career.

Our postgraduate taught programmes

We offer specialist degree programmes which are carefully designed to help you upgrade your engineering knowledge and skills and to specialise in a particular area. Our balanced programmes include a major research element and our strong industrial links feed into the teaching content and research projects.

Our postgraduate research programmes

We offer a wide range of postgraduate research opportunities across the core disciplines of civil, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Within these disciplines, there are many specialist areas such as communications, energy and the environment, medical engineering, materials and nanotechnology.

Engineering (PhD, MPhil and EngD)

View our range of full and part-time opportunities in Energy and Environment Health, Technology and the Digital World Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing.

EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing (PhD)

Learn more about our full-time PhD programme in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MRes)

Find out more about our full-time MRes in Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering.

PhD studentships and projects

See our latest PhD studentships and projects and find out more about other funding opportunities available to engineering students.

Studying with us

Links with industry

Find out more about how we collaborate with business and industry to enhance our teaching and research.

Research

Our research groups are conducting exciting and relevant work on some of this century's greatest challenges.

Inclusive culture

We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and aim to provide an environment where everyone can thrive.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Funding your studies

Learn more about the scholarships, UK government support packages and student loans available to you.

Browse our accommodation

We have a variety of halls and houses to suit your preferences, interests and budgets.

Student support

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How to apply

Information on how to apply for our courses.

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Download our engineering postgraduate brochure

Find out more about our MSc and PhD opportunities and the resources available to you at our School.