Female student in materials science research lab

Why choose Materials Engineering?

Successful innovation depends on the selection and performance of key materials, and the right materials can help define technological progress. Materials Science and Engineering is an exciting field which includes elements of physics and chemistry, and connects closely with most areas of engineering.

At Swansea University, you still study at one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. Our industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for our degree students to undertake year in industry placements, as well as great research and employment opportunities.

We prepare our degree students for their future careers. We're ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Complete University Guide 2022 and our graduates go on to have interesting careers at companies such as Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins, GE Aviation, Mott MacDonald and Babcock International Group.