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Mechanical Engineering

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Research within the department is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating our strengths in research areas across the discipline. Computational mechanics forms the basis for the majority of projects within these engineering disciplines. With close interaction with large companies such as Tata Steel and Ford, as well as small and medium sized enterprises, Astra Zeneca; British Aerospace; Qinetiq; GKN; Rolls Royce; SKF; Freeport; One Steel; Barrick Gold.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD or MPhil Mechanical Engineering is a first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Assessment methods

A thesis of no more than 60,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area, and assessment in the form of an oral examination (viva). In some cases, there may be opportunities for students to continue onto a PhD.

Fees

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2018 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2018 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 18,450 (Year 1) International 3 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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