The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford is the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering - our students develop a broad view of the subject much appreciated by employers, but can also choose from a very wide range of specialist options.
Every year the Department of Engineering Science, one of the largest departments in the University, produces around 160 new engineering graduates. They go off to a huge variety of occupations - into designing cars, building roads and bridges, developing new electronic devices, manufacturing pharmaceuticals, into healthcare and aerospace, into further study for higher degrees and in many other directions. Some of our graduates also develop their managerial, financial or entrepreneurial skills, and go into commerce, financial services, or start their own companies.
We see 60 to 70 students each year take higher degrees, either MSc or DPhil by research, and since October 2006 a number take a taught MSc course in Biomedical Engineering.
We have a substantial research portfolio, including much that is directly supported by industry. In the Department there are no barriers between the different branches of engineering, and we are involved in a great deal of multi-disciplinary research collaborating with groups in other departments from Archaeology to Zoology.
This broad view of engineering, based on a scientific approach to the fundamentals, is part of the tradition that started with our foundation in 1908 - one hundred years of educating great engineers, and researching at the cutting edge!