The study of all branches of engineering at Oxford is encompassed in the single, unitary Department of Engineering Science, with a community of around 80 to 100 graduate students at any given time.
The department has a substantial research portfolio, including much that is directly supported by industry. The major theme underlying this research portfolio is the application of cutting-edge science to generate new technology, using a mixture of theory and experiment.
The opportunities in the department for graduate study and research include the conventional disciplines of engineering such as chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical, as well as information engineering, applications of engineering to medicine, low-temperature engineering, and experimental plasma physics.
There are no barriers between the different branches of engineering and the department is also involved in a great deal of multidisciplinary, collaborative research with groups in other departments, from archaeology to zoology.
The department has an excellent record of engagement with industry, and of translating research results into real-world applications, and has generated numerous successful spin-out companies.
The department offers a range of research degrees, including four-year programmes as part of several specialised Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).