MEng in Engineering Science

The first two years of the four-year MEng programme 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.  University examinations are held at the end of each year - see the course summary below for more details.

A typical week

As a guide, you will have up to about ten lectures, two college tutorials or classes, and up to five hours of practical work each week of term for the first three years. In the fourth year, the research project will take up roughly half your time.

Engineering Science Course

Course Summary

The First Year 4 Core Engineering Papers
Engineering Practicals Read more ...
Preliminary Examination at end of 1st Year
The Second Year 4 Core Engineering Papers
Engineering Practicals Read more ...
Finals Part A taken at end of 2nd year
The Third Year Engineering Computation
Engineering in Society
Engineering Intermediate Options Read more ...
Engineering Design Project
Finals Part B taken at end of 3rd Year
The Fourth Year Engineering Specialist Options
Major Project Read more ...
Finals Part C taken at end of 4th Year

A copy of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Handbook can be downloaded from here.


University courses are considered for accreditation by each major institution separately and this approval is reviewed regularly. The following institutions accredit our course.

In some cases appropriate options and project topics are required for accreditation.

Where can I get an Engineering Science Prospectus?

Please click on the image below to download a copy of the MEng in Engineering Science course leaflet for 2017 entry. If you would like to request a hard copy of the course leaflet, please email , or pick one up at an Open Day.

MEng Engineering Science 2017 course brochure leaflet

And afterwards?

Oxford engineering graduates are in high demand from the spectrum of engineering industries, from the established giants to the lean start-ups. Our graduates find positions too in engineering consultancy and indeed anywhere the ability to model and design systems is valued. A sizeable number continue to complete doctorates by research in Oxford and elsewhere.

Profiles of graduates at various stages in their careers demonstrate the range of employment opportunities open to engineers.