Engineering at USW

Engineering Degrees

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We offer traditional engineering courses such as civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, or more specialist courses including aircraft maintenance engineering and automotive engineering.

Professional bodies set the benchmark for employee standards and can unlock doors to high-level jobs. We build these standards and accreditations into our engineering courses.

Alongside our approach to hands-on learning, we also offer placement opportunities to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed for many industry roles. At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow and who can succeed in the real world.

Engineering Courses

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Impressive spaces to learn within

At the University of South Wales, our dedicated engineering facilities include an Aerospace Centre, which houses its very own aircraft, a suite of practical training facilities approved by the aerospace industry, and electronics labs supplemented with world-leading Renesas technologies. We have recently refurbished our civil and mechanical engineering labs equipping them with the latest computer-aided and controlled machinery.

Aerospace Centre

The aerospace industry has become increasingly competitive and in recognising this, the University has recently invested £3.3 million into its aerospace facilities. The investment includes a two-storey extension to our Aerospace Centre has added 1,000m2 of dedicated practical workshop and laboratory space for engineering students.

Engineering Facilities: Civil

Engineering Workshops

Civil engineering facilities include new laboratories for structures, materials and geotechnics. These allow us to demonstrate fundamental engineering principles and help you carry out project and research work. We test steel, concrete and masonry lintels, together with other structural materials, to improve product design and discover new methods of construction.

Michael Scott, Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate

Electrical and Electronic Suites

We have three suites that include an embedded systems lab, general electronics lab, and power and renewable lab. Our embedded systems lab contains 25 high-end terminals that run cutting-edge development tools that have been designed in conjunction with our sponsor, Renesas – the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers. This sponsorship means our students are taught using the most up-to-date technologies and development tools.

Engineering Facilities: Lighting

Technology Studios

On our Lighting, Sound and Live Event Production courses, you'll have access to a range of specialist facilities at our ATRiuM campus in Cardiff's city centre. You will work in our television and sound studios, video and show networking laboratory and the University theatre, to put your skills into practise and realise your designs. We benefit from the proximity of, and links with many local venues, including: Cardiff arena, major BBC TV studios, Cardiff stadium, cinemas, concert venues, recording studios and world-class theatres.


Putting the spotlight on Engineering

Engineering Placements

Engineering Placements

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

At the USW, we are proud of the outstanding women staff, students, and graduates we have in engineering. Here we celebrate their achievements and learn more about what engineering means to them.

Engineering Accreditations

Professional Accreditations

Professional bodies set the benchmark for employee standards across the engineering sector, and we build these standards and accreditations into our engineering degrees.

Rocketry Society

USW Rocketry Society

The rocketry society works with students who volunteer to take part in designing, propelling, monitoring and constructing rockets from scratch. The team won the National Rocketry Championship 2018/19.


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales

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Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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