BA

Engineering Science

Study mode:Full-time Languages: english Duration:4 years
Local:$ 12.6k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 41.7k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:913

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Engineering Science encompasses a vast range of subjects, from micro-electronics to offshore oil platforms, and involves the application of creative reasoning, science, mathematics (and of course experience and common sense) to real problems.

The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford has a top-level quality assessment rating for teaching, and a world-class reputation for research. Because we believe that future engineering innovation will benefit from broad foundations as well as specialised knowledge, teaching is based on a unified course in Engineering Science, which integrates study of the subject across the traditional boundaries of engineering disciplines. Links between topics in apparently diverse fields of engineering provide well-structured fundamental understanding, and can be exploited to give efficient teaching.

The Engineering Science programme is a four-year course, leading to the degree of Master of Engineering. The first two years are devoted to topics which we believe all Engineering undergraduates should study. In the third and fourth years there is scope for specialisation into one of six branches of engineering: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Information and Mechanical. Decisions about which of these will be your specialisation can be deferred until the third year. In the fourth year there may be opportunities to study abroad.

The course is currently accredited by the major engineering institutions in respect of the initial requirements for the designation of chartered engineer. Accreditation beyond 2016 is in progress.

Industrial experience is an extremely important adjunct to an academic engineering education, and under-graduates are strongly encouraged to obtain it. One way to do so is by being sponsored. Further information is generally available through your careers teacher, or from the engineering institutions.

If your sponsoring company wants you to spend a year with them before university, you will be asked to declare this at your interview and in your UCAS application.

ES Careers

The analytical skills, numeracy and practicality developed by Engineering Science graduates are sought after in both industry and commerce. Many continue into a career as a professional engineer while others enter business areas such as management consultancy or finance. Around 30% go on to further study following their degree.

Jonathan now works for a defence electronics firm called Thales Group as an acoustic engineer. He says: ‘The approaches to problem-solving I learned at Oxford have been directly applicable to the challenges I have faced in my career so far. The tutorial system has given me confidence in my skills, and the ability to communicate my opinions effectively.’

1st year

Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Electrical and information engineering
  • Structures and mechanics
  • Energy and the environment
  • Engineering practical work

Assessment

First University examinations:
Four written papers; Assessment of Engineering practical work

2nd year

Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Electrical and information engineering
  • Structures, materials and dynamics
  • Energy systems
  • Engineering practical work

Assessment

Final University examinations, Part A:
Four written papers; Assessment of Engineering practical work

3rd year

Courses

  • Five optional Engineering courses
  • Engineering in society
  • Engineering computation
  • Engineering practical work
  • Group design project

Assessment

Final University examinations, Part B:
Six written papers; Assessment of Engineering practical work;
Project reports (Engineering Computation and Design Project)

4th year

Research

A major project, plus six specialist courses chosen from within the areas of:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Information engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Production engineering
The options listed above are illustrative and may change. More information about current options is available on the Engineering Science website.

Assessment

Final University examinations, Part C:
Six written papers;
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  • Attestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) would not be sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. If your qualification is listed as being insufficient to make a competitive application to Oxford, then you will need to undertake further study if you wish to apply.You could take British A-levels (the British Council may know where you can take A-levels in your country), the International Baccalaureate (IB), or any other qualifications listed as acceptable on this page. The first year of a bachelor's degree from another university could also be an acceptable alternative.
  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185.
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185.
  • English Language GCSE, or O-level: grade B (for IGCSE, please see below)
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)
  • European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English.

Scholarships

Hill Foundation Scholarship

Russian nationals wishing to study for a second undergraduate degree. Application deadline: 12 noon (UK time) on 15 February 2017

Palgrave Brown Scholarship

Students must be ordinarily resident in and/or educated in the following countries:

Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Rep.; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia;  Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan. Application deadline: 12 noon (UK time) on 15 February 2017

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