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Why study with us

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Fully accredited courses

All of our courses are accredited by the relevant professional engineering institutions, providing the foundations you need to become a chartered engineer.

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Practical projects

Get hands-on with practical projects alongside student engineers from across disciplines, just as you will in the real world, gaining vital skills for your career.

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Real engineering challenges

Tackle authentic engineering challenges through a range of topical design projects, like a hydroelectric dam, a pop-up health clinic, or an electric car.

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Strong graduate prospects

Over 92% of our graduates are due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA, 2022)*

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Top 10 in the UK

We are in the Top 10 in the UK for General Engineering (Times Good University Guide, 2023)

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1st in the UK

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses are ranked 1st in the UK by our students (National Student Survey, 2022)

Cardiff is easy to get around, safe, cheap, and has great nightlife. The School of Engineering is well organised, and the staff that work there are helpful and considerate. I was lucky enough to get a UK Power Academy Scholarship through my course, which is well worth applying for in your first year. You can do placements with loads of different companies - I did mine with Siemens. It was a brilliant experience that developed my communication and teamwork skills.
Isabelle Mahoney, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Courses

Entry year

Architectural Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our architectural engineering degree provides you with a sound foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your creative interests in architecture and design.

Architectural Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Our architectural engineering degree provides you with a sound foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your creative interests in architecture and design.

Architectural Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This course will help you to gain a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue your interest in design and architecture. You will also spend a semester studying abroad with one of our international partners.

Architectural Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our architectural engineering programme allows you to follow your interests in architecture and design while also giving you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry and a semester studying abroad.

Architectural Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our architectural engineering programme will give you a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue an interest in architecture and design, and spend a year working in industry.

Architectural Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our architectural engineering programme will give you a solid foundation in civil engineering while allowing you to pursue an interest in architecture and design, and spend a year working in industry.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This MEng programme includes one semester studying abroad.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This MEng programme includes one semester studying abroad and a year working in

Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This BEng programme includes one year working in industry.

Civil and Environmental Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Develop a thorough understanding of civil engineering with a focus on environmental issues such as waste management, building on contaminated land and water treatment. This course includes a year spent working in industry.

Civil Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our civil engineering programme offers you a highly regarded degree with a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our civil engineering programme offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. This course provides the opportunity to spend a year working in industry and a semester

Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Civil Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Civil engineering offers you a wealth of exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Electronic and electrical engineering explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes one semester spent studying abroad.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes a semester spent studying abroad and one year working in industry.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes one year spent working in industry,

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our electronic and electrical engineering programme explores the small and large scale science and applications of electricity. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Engineering with a Foundation Year (BEng)

Full time, 4 years

The Engineering Foundation Year course is specially designed to give you the necessary knowledge you will need for an engineering degree.

Integrated Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy.

Integrated Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy.

Integrated Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Integrated Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Integrated Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree built around electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering, which aims to produce experts in the areas of manufacturing, mechatronics, computer-aided design, and renewable energy. This course

Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes.

Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes.

Mechanical Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one semester studying abroad.

Mechanical Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one semester studying abroad and one year working in

Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Mechanical Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Mechanical engineering is the creative application of science and expertise to the design, construction and operation of products and processes. This course includes the opportunity to spend one year working in industry.

Medical Engineering (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application.

Medical Engineering (BEng)

Full time, 3 years

The medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application.

Medical Engineering (International) (MEng)

Full time, 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad.

Medical Engineering (International) with a Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad and a year working in industry.

Medical Engineering with a Year in Industry (BEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year working in industry.

Medical Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This medical engineering programme is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application. This course includes the opportunity to spend a year working in industry.

Facilities and location

The practical components really helped me to get a lot from my course. Every year we went on a field trip to a different location in the UK where we got a practical hands-on experience of what the industry offers. We got to survey different buildings and see how they are structurally put together. It was also a good chance to get to know your lecturers, so you feel more comfortable asking them questions later in the course. And you get to meet more of your coursemates and make friends.
Kathleen, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Studying with us

We are currently updating the first year of our engineering courses for 2023 entry and will be revising the course details in our undergraduate brochure and on our web pages. More information about year one can be found below. At the moment, only year one will change and the later years of our courses will remain the same. More information about the later stages of the course can be found on the course pages of our website.

First year explained

Find out what to expect from year one as an engineering student.

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Choosing your engineering degree

Discover what studying in the different engineering disciplines involves and the courses we offer in each area.

Extracurricular opportunities

You can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities to build your skills, contribute to society, and provide a productive break from study.

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Phil tells you about his time studying civil engineering and recommends some top tips for new engineering students.

Juliette tells you what it is like to study here and gives you her recommendations for a fulfilling student experience.

Mechanical and medical engineering

Juliette tells you what it is like to study here and gives you her recommendations for a fulfilling student experience.

Jessica tells you about her experiences studying with us and her successful career since graduating.

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Jessica tells you about her experiences studying with us and her successful career since graduating.

I did a placement at Airbus. It was a fantastic opportunity, and I got to work with world-renowned products. My placement allowed me to get hands-on engineering experience, and I was able to decide what I wanted to do after finishing the course. I also spent time studying abroad at the University of Miami. I got to make some international friends, study in a terrific location, and have an incredible experience.
Fergus, Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry

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Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.

Copyright: Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.