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Engineering Science

The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University is a unified department, covering all the important engineering disciplines. It has a top-level rating for teaching and an international reputation for research.

A list of courses available to Visiting Students, along with further details of the Core Courses, is given below.

Core Courses are taught in tutorials in St Edmund Hall. Lectures are in the Department of Engineering Science. These courses are spread across the entire academic year. Introductory Core Courses are prerequisites for the Advanced Core Courses.

Further Courses (with a few exceptions, depending on tutor availability) are taught in lectures and classes in the Department of Engineering Science. These courses are only available to Visiting Students with the appropriate academic background (Core Courses are prerequisites). Most of the Further Courses are spread across the academic year.

Most Visiting Students in Engineering take a combination of Core Courses and stay in Oxford for the entire academic year. This enables full integration with the Engineering course and with our own undergraduate Engineers.

We appreciate that, at first glance, mapping the Oxford engineering courses to the credit requirements of a Visiting Student's home university may seem difficult. In our experience, many such difficulties can be overcome, so do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. Further details of our courses can be provided.

Introductory Core Courses

MathematicsTopics covered may include: Calculus; Complex Algebra and Fourier Series; Mathematical Modelling of Physical Systems; Ordinary Differential Equations; Vectors and Matrices.
Electrical and Information EngineeringTopics covered may include: Circuit Analysis; Digital Electronics; Electronic Devices; Op-amp Circuits.
Structures and MechanicsTopics covered may include: Bending and Torsion; Dynamics; Materials and Solid Mechanics; Statics.
Energy and the EnvironmentTopics covered may include: Electricity and Magnetism; Energy Systems Analysis; Fluid Mechanics; Introduction to Energy Systems; Thermodynamics.

Advanced Core Courses

MathematicsTopics covered may include: Linear Algebra; Partial Differential Equations; Statistics and Probability; Time-Frequency Analysis; Vector Algebra.
Electronic and Information EngineeringTopics covered may include: Introduction to Control Theory; Signal Conditioning; Microcontroller Systems; Discrete Systems; Communications; Electromagnetism.
Structures, Materials and DynamicsTopics covered may include: Elastic Analysis of Structures; Structure Failure; Mechanics of Materials; Dynamics of Machines; Mechanical Vibrations.
Energy SystemsTopics covered may include: Electrical Machines; Applied Fluid Mechanics; Heat and Mass Transfer; Second Law of Thermodynamics and Applications.


Further Courses

General Engineering

  • B2 Engineering and Society
  • C8 Sustainable Energy
  • C9 Environmental Engineering
  • C13 Production Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

  • B1 Engineering Computation
  • C24 Probability, Systems and Perturbation Methods
  • C25 Mathematical Techniques

Biomedical Engineering

  • B17 Biomechanics
  • B18 Biomedical Modelling and Monitoring
  • C22 Medical Imaging and Informatics
  • C23 Cellular Engineering and Therapy

Chemical Engineering

  • B11 Chemical Processes
  • C10 Bioprocess Engineering
  • C11 Chemical Engineering I
  • C12 Chemical Engineering II
  • C26 Electrochemical Energy Technology

Civil Engineering

  • B9 Structures and Hydraulics
  • B10 Soil Mechanics
  • C5 Advanced Structures
  • C6 Geotechnics
  • C7 Hydraulics

Control Engineering

  • B15 Control Systems
  • C20 Multivariable Control
  • C21 Nonlinear and Predictive Control

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • B12 Electronic Devices
  • B13 Circuits and Communications
  • C14 Optoelectronics
  • C15 Microelectronics
  • C16 Advanced Communications
  • C17 Power Electronics

Information Engineering

  • B14 Information Engineering Systems
  • B16 Software Engineering
  • C18 Machine Vision and Robotics
  • C19 Machine Learning

Mechanical Engineering I

  • B5 Solid Mechanics
  • B8 Materials
  • C1 Automotive Engineering
  • C3 Micromechanics and Materials Modelling
  • C4 Mechanical Performance and Integrity

Mechanical Engineering II

  • B6 Equilibrium Thermodynamics
  • B7 Fluid Flow, Heat & Mass Transfer
  • B19 Fluid Mechanics
  • C2 Aerothermal Engineering