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Introducing our new STEM development

Introducing an exciting new Computing, Maths, Engineering and Technology development at our Pontypridd Campus.

USW is proud to announce plans for a new academic building that will provide teaching, research, and support space for Computing, Maths, Engineering, and Technology with construction scheduled to begin later this year.

The new building will include more than 40 new teaching, learning and research spaces, including electronics and hydraulics labs, a flight simulator, a robotics lab, clean and industrial research spaces, collaborative teaching spaces, as well as virtual reality capability, and a range of exhibition spaces.

Featuring interdisciplinary neighbourhoods including Built Environment, Mechanics and Aerospace, Informatics and Electronics, and Computing and Data Science, the development will provide spaces for student collaboration and innovation throughout their studies.

Subject to the planning permission being granted, construction of the building will take approximately two years to complete and will sit at the heart of our Treforest Campus, Pontypridd.

The build development will provide current students with a range of career enhancing opportunities to engage with our construction partner, BAM, including site visits, guest lectures, placements, and graduate employment opportunities, allowing them unique access to a live project being built on the campus.

Proposed STEM Building:

Dr Paul Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, said: “The new building with a modern and innovative approach to learning and teaching will place USW at the forefront of STEM higher education in the region and beyond. We are excited to move forward, and to the range of learning opportunities available to both current students and those joining us over the next year whilst the building is under development.”

Justin Price, Construction Director at BAM, said: “As we embark upon this construction project, we have the chance to build something special at the University of South Wales. The project is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our expertise and deliver a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.

“The construction of the new building also enables us to offer a fantastic learning opportunity for students at the University of South Wales. BAM will work with university staff and students to provide unique opportunities on the project, ensuring we leave behind a positive legacy as well as an outstanding new building.”

We look forward to sharing further updates on the development over the coming months.

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