B12: Engineering


Our Engineering research is organised around three distinct centres: 

SERC includes a range of multi-disciplinary researchers addressing the global challenges of delivering a low carbon economy, including through the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion and Hydrogen Centre.

The  Engineering Research Centre brings together research from the Advanced Materials Testing Centre (AMTeC), Wireless and Optoelectronic Research and Innovation Centre (WORIC), and the Advance Control and NetTec.

CAPSE is home to Europe's largest battery research and development centre. It has developed several new methods for safety testing implementations of ISO standards as well as innovative ‘power electronics control’ strategies and algorithms.

REF Highlights

  • 78% of our engineering outputs are world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • Joint second in Wales for impact out of five universities - based on 4* / 3* 
  • Joint ninth for impact out of 42 post-92 universities - based on 4* / 3* research  


Unit of Assessment Results

% 4* % 3* % ≤ 2*
Overall 12 59 29
Outputs 13.7 64.4 21.9
Impact 16.7 66.6 16.7
Environment 0.0 25.0 75.0

For the full results visit www.ref.ac.uk


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