Due to the ongoing uncertainty with regards to Covid-19 we are following Swansea University policy and the M2A team are currently working from home. The M2A remains open and can be contacted via the usual phone number, email and social media channels. If you have applied for one of our projects the interview schedule may be affected. We will contact applicants in due course with further information.


Swansea is recognised as one of the UK’s leading universities for engineering.

All our activities are driven and underpinned by world leading research, as recognised by the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines. The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE. Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields. The EngD is a flagship project of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which part-funds our EngD programmes. ESPRC select to fund prestigious institutions, who are pursuing excellence in research and have good industry contacts.

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD if you are interested in a career in industry, but still carries the same weight in careers in academia.

The EngD is equivalent to a PhD in its intellectual challenge, but as a Research Engineer (EngD student), your research will be industry-led and your project will involve working with a company. The programme includes a taught component, covering both technical, interpersonal and management training. These enhanced skills map to the Engineering Council’s UK specification and will aid your journey to chartership and professional recognition.

This provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience working at the cutting-edge of research that is relevant to industry.

The four-year programme combines PhD-level research projects with taught courses. You will work directly with a company.

As a Research Engineer, you will be supervised by two academics and an industrial contact within the company.

The EngD scheme was established by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to provide ambitious and motivated graduates with doctorate-level training, putting new ideas into practice and progressing careers to reach senior positions in industry.

You will also benefit from:

  • • £20000 pa tax free bursary
  • • All fees paid
  • • World class facilities at Swansea’s £450M bay campus
  • • Extending your knowledge and skills to become a future leader in industry
  • • Enhancing your career opportunities and prospects
  • • Gaining experience using the latest techniques through your own research project
  • • Developing your expertise through a range of taught modules
  • • Joining a network of fellow research engineers and industry contacts