Engineering Science

Wadham accepts around eight candidates each year for Engineering Science.

  • Pont de Millau

Course Offered: MEng Engineering Science

A centrally coordinated selection procedure, along with an open offer scheme, ensure that as many deserving candidates as possible are offered a place at Oxford. Industrial sponsorship is welcomed; candidates wishing to defer the start of their studies are asked to confirm this at interview.

Undergraduate Prospectus

The Course

Engineering Science at Oxford is a mathematically demanding course. During the first two years all students study core Engineering subjects, covering fundamental aspects of Engineering. In their third and fourth years students are offered a diverse choice of subjects and projects, allowing them to pursue their chosen specialisation. Wadham Engineering graduates have forged successful careers in all branches of Engineering both in industry and in academia, and also in many other fields, illustrating the advantage of having a broad foundation in this stimulating subject.

All courses are organised centrally. Students attend lectures and laboratory work at the Department and return to College for tutorials. The Wadham Engineering Tutors hold University posts: they are actively engaged in running their own research groups, supervising research assistants and postgraduate students, and working with other universities and outside organisations. Therefore your tutors will not be in College all the time, but will meet you there for tutorials and socially. Tutorials in College take place twice weekly. Problem sheets are issued in conjunction with the associated lecture and laboratory courses and tutorials are scheduled at times related to lectures in the Department. Your tutors will not be world experts in every topic discussed but will bring their own insights from their specialist subject and their research. We like to work and think with you, starting from the point where you are on familiar ground. This requires an active commitment on your part to prepare well for tutorials and to explain your thoughts clearly.

Why choose Wadham for Engineering?

  • Wadham accepts around eight Engineering students each year, making us one of the larger colleges for the subject.
  • There is an annual Wadham engineering presentation day, when third and fourth year undergraduates present their project work alongside our graduate research engineers. This informal event is followed by a special Engineering subject dinner to which all the engineers at Wadham are invited.
  • Wadham tutors have extensive networks in industry and academia, allowing us to support our students in choosing a career, both during their degree and after graduation.

The Tutors
There are three Tutorial Fellows in Engineering - Dr Mark Thompson (Mechanical), Dr Ekaterina Shamonina (Electrical) and Dr Alfonso Castrejón-Pita - and a Stipendiary Lecturer, Dr Dan Eakins, Senior Research Fellow.

Further Information
Information about the course and the application procedure can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

A student's perspective

Alfonso Castrejón-Pita (Mechanical)

Professor Ekaterina Shamonina (Electrical)

Dr Mark Thompson (Mechanical)