Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Experience STEM

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at USW has been delivering industry-engaged education and research in STEM for over a Century. We have developed both our courses and delivery methods to suit the changing skills required by employers and ensuring our research is at the cutting edge of new technologies.

The majority of our courses are accredited by their professional bodies and we have excellent facilities for our students to receive hands on learning opportunities with industry-standard equipment.

STEM Subject Areas


Science STEM

We offer a wide range of science degrees that are taught by experts in incredible facilities


Computing STEM

Our practical courses allow you to turn your passion into a career and gain hands-on experience


Engineering STEM

We offer a range of traditional and specialised engineering courses that are approved by industry leaders


Maths STEM

If you have enjoy problem-solving, a Maths degree at USW could unlock great careers for you

STEM Postgraduate Courses

Further Study Routes

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Postgraduate education in STEM will give you the opportunity to further develop your technical, innovative and creative skills. As a postgraduate student at USW, you will transform into a graduate with knowledge that is in high demand from employers.

We also offer a number of postgraduate research programmes such as Masters by Research and PhD, allowing you to study a STEM topic that interests you.

STEM Research Degrees

Put Theory Into Practice

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We have research strengths in a number of individual disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. 

Find out more: Applied SciencesCyberGeographical Information Systems (GIS)Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceMathematical Sciences; EngineeringHypermediaSustainable Environment and Vascular Physiology.

STEM Placements

Get Hands-On

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.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.


Degree Apprenticeships

Gain Real World Experience

You will be placed into a working environment, gaining real world workplace experience and earning a salary, whilst simultaneously working towards a degree qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

This combination is a fantastic way to gain the experience and knowledge you'll need to find future work and succeed in a working environment as it provides you with two very important things - a higher education qualification and real experience. 

Wayne Kwenda

Network 75

Earn While You Learn

Graduate with a degree and 5 years of work experience.

Network75 is a combined work placement and part-time study route to a degree allowing students to Work, Earn and Learn!

Network75 Trainees are able to apply their academic knowledge to real-life work within their host company gaining the necessary skills, experience and qualifications that are highly sought after by industry. 

Sarah Liddell, Accounting and Finance Network 75

Open Days

Explore USW

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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