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We offer a range of opportunities to combine technical understanding, creativity, team working and project management skills

Who's who in the Department

New laboratory brings 3D printing to Oxford

160 engineering graduates each year

+ 120 postgraduates

Ranked 1st for Engineering in World

Times Higher Education 2019

  • Our Research
  • Our Institutes
  • Undergraduate Study
  • Postgraduate Study

Our Research

The Department of Engineering Science has an international reputation for its research in all the major branches of engineering, and in emerging areas such as biomedical engineering, energy and the environment. The major theme underlying our research portfolio is the application of cutting-edge science to generate new technology, using a mixture of theory and experiment.

Find out more in our Case Studies and Research pages.

Our Institutes

The Department has five Institutes which lead the way for research and collaboration in different areas of engineering, including biomedical, thermofluids and robotics - visit their websites to find out more.

MEng in Engineering Science

Undergraduates on the Engineering Science course at Oxford spend their first two years studying core topics which we believe are essential for all engineers to understand.

Having developed a solid grounding in these, for their final two years they choose to specialise in one of the six branches of Engineering Science: Biomedical, Chemical and Process, Civil and Offshore, Control, Electrical and Opto-electronic, Information, Solid Materials and Mechanics, or Thermofluids and Turbomachinery.

Postgraduate Study

The research degrees offered by the Department of Engineering Science are MSc(R), DEng and DPhil. The opportunities in the Department for postgraduate study and research include conventional disciplines of engineering such as chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical, as well as information engineering, applications of engineering to medicine, low-temperature engineering, and experimental plasma physics.


Alumna profile: Tamara Finkelstein


Tamara Finkelstein, Director General for EU Exit Delivery, DEFRA, summarises her career since leaving Oxford.

MEng student wins accolades for sport and study


A Salters' Graduate Award is just the latest achievement for MEng alumnus Sam Collier, whose time at Oxford also saw him cox the rowing team to victory in the 2017 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

6D.ai : From Oxfordshire to Silicon Valley

Machine Learning; Vision

If you (or your children) spent summer 2016 trying to track down that last elusive Jigglypuff, you’ll already know the thrill of augmented reality (AR).

Professor Bulte's Incredible Medical Machines


Oxford University physicist and MRI expert Daniel Bulte leaves his lab to discover the remarkable science and history behind the technology in modern medicine

Treating cancers with poor prognoses


Jonathan Vince, a 1st year DPhil Student at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Commission of 1851, on improving selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with ultrasound under the supervision of Professor Eleanor Stride

We have launched a new MSc in Energy Systems