Engineering Science | University of Oxford

Engineering Science

Want to find out more about Engineering Science?

This year as we are unable to welcome you to the department in Oxford, we have put together some video presentations to give you an idea of what the course is like. 

Welcome to Engineering at Oxford


Oxford is one of the best places to study Engineering in the world. For over a hundred years we’ve offered expert tuition in historic surroundings. Today, around 160 new undergraduates join us each year and begin their Engineering journey.

At Oxford there are no intellectual barriers between the different branches of engineering. We offer multidisciplinary teaching and research, often collaborating with fellow Oxford departments as well as other universities and industry. This broad view of engineering is part of our tradition, and means that you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the core aspects of engineering in the first and second years before choosing what to specialise in for the rest of your degree.

The video below from Professor Stephen Payne gives an overview of studying Engineering Science here.

We have also shared some taster lectures on the next tab to give you an idea of what you could be studying if you came to Oxford.

Engineering at Oxford: talk for parents and carers

With Stephen Payne.

Studying engineering allows you to apply your maths, physics and analytical thinking skills to solve real world problems that impact our day to day lives. We are proud that Oxford students leave with the problem-solving and team-working skills, technical knowledge, and confidence to forge exciting and rewarding careers in industry or academia.

Engineering is such a broad subject that covers so many different areas so we have provided just a selection of taster lectures for you to explore here. For more information about what the course covers can be found on our Virtual Open Day pages.

An introduction to chemical engineering

With Aidong Yang.

Nuclear magnetic resonance

With Daniel Bulte

Probabilistic robots

With Nick Hawes

Can an arch stand up?

With Tom Adcock

Air pollution from vehicles

With Felix Leach