- Campus Urban
- Location Swansea, Wales, UK
- Postgraduates 1,075
- Students 175 FE
- Students 5,765
- Undergraduates 4,520
- Vice Chancellor Professor David Warner CBE
- Vice principal www.smu.ac.uk
Swansea Metropolitan University (Welsh: Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe, is a university based in Swansea, Wales, UK. Swansea Metropolitan University has been a major centre for the delivery of vocational higher education since 1853. The University employs more than 500 staff and teaches more than 6,000 students. The University was formed from the three former Swansea colleges of Art, Teacher Education and Technology which were founded in 1853, 1872 and 1897 respectively. The former College of Education was based in the Townhill area of the city where the University's teaching and humanities courses are still taught. The Technical College, located in Mount Pleasant, was a well known and respected supplier of vocational qualifications and where many of the University's programmes are still based, including business, computing, engineering and construction.
The Faculty of Humanities (which includes the School of Education) remains prominent in the provision of teacher training and now has an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. It has also expanded to include courses in performance and literature, counselling and psychology. The Faculty of Business and Management which is based on the site of the former College of Technology, has a portfolio of programmes which includes business, leisure and tourism, public services, management and health and social care. The Faculty of Applied Design and Engineering is true to the traditions of the former College of Technology in that it is a key supplier of skilled workers for a number of different modern-day industries covering engineering, logistics, construction, computing, industrial design, and the creative industries.
All main campuses at Dynevor, Mount Pleasant and Townhill have a comprehensive library well-stocked with materials relating to the courses taught on each site.