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Engineering Science

Engineering concerns the use of mathematical and scientific principles to solve practical problems for the benefit of mankind.  Engineering is a rapidly evolving subject, which impacts on many areas of our lives.  Examples include telecommunications, nanotechnology, environmental engineering, aeronautics, biomedical engineering, opto-electronics, financial systems, and information engineering.

St Edmund Hall has specialist Fellows/Lecturers in all the relevant topics to support fully the Engineering courses. We have one of the largest intakes of any Oxford College; as a result, we have a lively and thriving community of aspiring engineers whose pastoral and tutorial care is provided by our two Engineering Tutorial Fellows.

Modern technology demands that a prospective Engineer should have a reasonable mathematical background. While we make no distinction at entry between the different types of Mathematics which candidates are studying at school (these can range from double traditional Mathematics to single SMP Mathematics), we do look for candidates who demonstrate a certain competence and ability to apply Mathematics. The second most suitable A level subject is Physics, although Physical Science can be a good substitute. We hope that candidates will be able to display in interview a genuine interest in Engineering, whether this be from practical experience, from an everyday awareness of the manner in which things work, or from reading around the subject. We welcome the fact that a number of our successful applicants obtain industrial sponsorship. A year in industry before embarking upon an Engineering degree adds considerably to a person's maturity.