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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.

I found the course particularly interesting as most of the coursework has practical applications and is relevant to what's currently happening within the electricity industry. I was lucky enough to be recruited by Alsthom Grid during my studies and started working with them as soon as I handed in my dissertation. I enjoyed the diversity within the School and met students from Brazil, Greece, Germany, Nigeria, China, Japan and my home country Ireland.
Dan, Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)

Our talks

Dr Mike Harbottle explains more about our postgraduate taught and research degrees, the opportunities available to you, and our entry requirements.

Postgraduate study in the School of Engineering

Dr Mike Harbottle explains more about our postgraduate taught and research degrees, the opportunities available to you, and our entry requirements.

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.

Courses

Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Full time

This degree programme aims to provide advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering over a range of specialist subjects, with an advanced research-led project in an area of your choice.

Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling (BIM) for Smart Engineering (MSc)

Full time

This MSc will provide you with the necessary training, skills and hands-on experience to become successful in the dynamic and highly competitive fields of BIM and smart engineering.

Civil and Geoenvironmental Engineering (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This course is designed to provide specialist postgraduate professional development in this emerging and inclusive discipline, which recognises that many environmental challenges cannot be solved by one traditional discipline alone. The programme encompasses areas traditionally within civil engineering, earth sciences and biology.

Civil and Water Engineering (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This course aims to complement a relevant undergraduate degree by introducing students to hydro-informatics, computational hydraulics and environmental hydraulics, including water quality indicators and sediment transport processes in coastal, estuarine and inland waters.

Civil Engineering (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This established course offers the knowledge and expertise necessary for a career across a broad spectrum of civil engineering.

Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Full time

The aim of this course is to provide advanced knowledge and skills in wireless and microwave communication engineering with the addition of specialist skills in business and entrepreneurship.

Compound Semiconductor Electronics (MSc)

Full time

This course has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication and applications, and integration with silicon technology.

Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)

Full time

This course has a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation into electricity transmission and distribution networks and on preparing students for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids, and is designed to meet the urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems.

Manufacturing Engineering Innovation & Management (MSc)

Full time

This course aims to equip students with the skills they need to be employed as professional engineers. The course is informed by current, internationally renowned research expertise undertaken within the school’s Advanced Manufacturing priority research area.

Structural Engineering (MSc)

Full time, Part time

The creation of modern buildings is a complex operation requiring professional skills from many disciplines. This course offers advanced training in the analysis, design and construction of structures in a variety of materials.

Sustainable Energy and Environment (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This course aims to produce specialists who can demonstrate mastery of a broad spectrum of advanced engineering principles to real-life technological, financial, regulatory, managerial and ethical problems encountered in the sustainable energy profession.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This degree aims to produce specialists with essential expertise in electronic and microwave engineering, and to develop an awareness of the rapidly growing application space for these technologies.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Research Year (MSc)

Full time

An MSc course with an emphasis on research which also aims to provide you with the necessary advanced level knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless and microwave communication industry.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Year in Industry (MSc)

Full time with sandwich year

This degree aims to produce postgraduate specialists with essential expertise in electronic and microwave engineering, and develop an awareness of the rapidly growing application space for these technologies.

Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing (EPSRC Studentships) (PhD)

Full-time

This PhD degree programme is part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Engineering (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

We offer a 3 year PhD programme and a 1 year MPhil degree programme.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MRes) (MRes)

Full-time

This MRes course aims to provide you with and excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research.

The Geoenvironmental Engineering (MSc) course appealed to me because there was a broad range of topics and I had the flexibility to focus on areas of interest through optional modules and the dissertation project. I continue to use these skills in my current role as a consultant. The postgraduate study helped me to gain employment and I have since progressed quickly in my field.
Kat, Civil and Geoenvironmental Engineering (MSc)

Studying with us

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Links with industry

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

Energy and environment

Priority research areas

Discover key research themes built on our existing research strengths and areas for investment in the future.

Impact

Research impact

The following case studies illustrate some of the research that is taking place at the School of Engineering.

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PhD studentships and projects

Search our latest PhD studentships and projects in engineering.

Research careers

Dr Agustin Valera-Medina talks about his research career journey to date in an inspiring video for prospective postgraduate research students.

I chose Cardiff University because of the opportunity to work in an inspired research environment with people who care not only about the quality of the work they are doing but its greater impact. The level of support fosters a positive learning environment and encourages research students to step out of their comfort zones, embrace their abilities and be impactful with their work.
Jon, PhD Engineering

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