visiting students

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.

Due to centralised scheduling of University lectures, please note that we can only consider Visiting Student applications in Engineering for the full academic year. Visiting Students can take a combination of Core Courses and this enables full integration with the Engineering course and with our own undergraduate Engineers. We recommend that Visiting Students applying for Engineering also choose a complementary subject for part of Trinity Term (for example, Management, Finance, Physics, or Mathematics) to balance their loading across the academic year.

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

Topics covered may include: Calculus; Linear Algebra and Complex Algebra; Ordinary Differential Equations.

Topics covered may include: Components and Circuits; Digital Electronics; Active Circuits and Devices

Topics covered may include: Statics; Bending and Torsion; Dynamics; Materials and Solid Mechanics.

Topics covered may include: Heat and Mass Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Dimensional Analysis.

Advanced Core Courses

Topics covered may include: Linear Algebra; Partial Differential Equations; Statistics and Probability; Time-Frequency Analysis; Vector Algebra.

Topics covered may include: Introduction to Control Theory; Sensing Signals and Communications; Introduction to Computer Engineering.

Topics covered may include: Elastic Analysis of Structures; Structural Failure; Mechanics of Materials; Dynamics of Machines; Mechanical Vibrations.

Topics covered may include: Applied Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Electromagnetic Fields or Energy Conversion and Electrical Motors, Generators and Drives; Power Electronics and Electrical Power Networks.

Further Courses

General Engineering

  • B2 Engineering and Society
  • C8 Sustainable Energy
  • C9 Environmental Engineering
  • C13 Production Engineering
  • B2E : Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • C27 : Management Practice

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 Robust and Distributed Control
  • C21 Nonlinear and Optimal 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
  • C29 Computing Technology

Mechanical Engineering I

  • B5 Solid Mechanics
  • B8 Materials
  • C1 Automotive Engineering
  • C3 Micromechanics and Materials Modelling
  • C4 Mechanical Performance and Integrity
  • C28 Multiphysics of Biological Materials

Mechanical Engineering II

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

Visiting Students

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