The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford

100 years of educating great engineers and research at the cutting edge

The University of Oxford has become the first UK institution to top the Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology global subject rankings.

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.

Around 60 to 70 students take higher degrees with us each year, either MSc or DPhil by research.

We also 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 research at the cutting edge!

"We have an international reputation for our research in all branches of engineering, from jet engines and renewable energies to digital health and cancer drug therapies, via autonomous vehicles and machine learning for computer vision."

Head of Department Professor Lionel Tarassenko