Become an experienced engineer

Your pathway to studying engineering at Cardiff University

Benefit from strong industry links, flexible degree programmes and research-led teaching, with the option of a placement year at a leading company. When you graduate, you will be well prepared to thrive in the engineering specialty of your choice.

International Foundation Year in engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture

Cardiff University International Study Centre puts you on the path to an exciting future in engineering. Our International Foundation Year develops your subject knowledge and English language skills, ready for your undergraduate degree.

Why choose engineering at Cardiff University?

Study at one of the UK’s leading engineering schools in a respected Russell Group university. All degree programmes are enhanced by industrial collaboration, giving you the skills, experience and contacts to achieve your career goals.

Varied job opportunities

You could go on to work in a range of areas – industry, public sector, financial sector or academia. Our graduates have worked for companies including BAE Systems, BOSCH, BP, Ford, Nokia and Rolls Royce. 

Industry experience

All courses are informed by industrial collaboration, giving you the the tools necessary to find and succeed in industrial employment. Industry experts from companies including Rolls Royce and Tata give regular guest lectures and insight into working in industry.

You have the option of a paid industrial placement in the third year of your degree. Links with industry mean students can work in top national and international companies.

Flexible degrees

Choose between BEng or MEng programmes, with the option for a year in industry. There is a wide choice of engineering subjects including Architectural, Civil, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, and Medical.

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High employability

Cardiff engineering graduates are highly regarded by employers. 92% were employed and/or in further study, six months after graduating. (DLHE 2016/17).

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Research excellence

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, Cardiff University ranked 1st for Civil Engineering and 7th for General Engineering (REF 2014).

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Paid year in industry

Gain hands-on experience during a paid placement year. Cardiff University collaborates with international companies that include Bosch, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Tata Steel.

This year we're designing a hip implant for a total hip replacement. It's really, really interesting. I just find it to be a very important degree and I'm glad that I chose it. I'm really enjoying it.

Sara from Bahrain

Studying BEng Medical Engineering

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A fantastic student city

Enjoy student life in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2019). Friendly and diverse, it has a vibrant culture with international restaurants, great entertainment and a modern waterfront.

On weekends, you can visit beautiful Welsh beaches, mountains and historic castles. London is two hours away by train and Cardiff is well-connected to other UK cities.



Dr Aled Davies has been teaching at Cardiff University School of Engineering for many years. He tells us what makes the department special. Aled talks about the practical learning opportunities open to engineering students at Cardiff, and the great facilities. He also tells us how the University makes sure its students are employable when they graduate.

Where to find us

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, one of the four countries that make up the UK. Wales borders England on its east coast. It has its own proud identity, forged around music, myths, and rugby.


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