Engineering is a discipline dedicated to problem solving and improving the world around us. Our students combine science and mathematics with creativity in design to develop new products, processes and structures.
Why study with us
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.
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.
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.
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)*
Top 10 in the UK
We are in the Top 10 in the UK for General Engineering (Times Good University Guide, 2023)
1st in the UK
Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses are ranked 1st in the UK by our students (National Student Survey, 2022)
Facilities and location
Mechanical and manufacturing laboratoriesLocated in Queen's Buildings
Our mechanical and medical engineers can use our labs to gain practical skills in testing and diagnostics, and they can access a wide range of 3D printing technologies.
Electrical power system simulatorLocated in Queen's Buildings
Our electrical and electronic engineering students can use our labs to get a real feel for working on a power grid, including setting up, running and testing simulations of a power system.
High voltage laboratoryLocated in Queen's Buildings
Our electrical and electronic engineers can use our extensive facilities to improve their understanding of high voltage systems and phenomena, from the National Grid to alternative insulation gases to lightning strikes on aircraft.
Civil engineering laboratoriesLocated in Queen's Buildings
Our civil, environmental and architectural engineers can use our labs to gain practical experiences in water-based designs, such as pipes, and understand and test concrete and its properties.
Cardiff Racing paddockLocated in Queen's Buildings
We provide support, facilities, and ample space for the Cardiff Racing team to build, design and work on racing cars for the Formula Student event.
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.
A taste of studying engineering
Watch our taster lectures to get a taste of our approach to teaching and try out some of the exciting topics you might study.
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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.