Open Days

Come and visit us

As part of the University-wide annual Open Days, the Department invites young people, parents, carers and teachers to meet our staff and current students to find out what it's like to study Engineering at Oxford and sample the atmosphere that makes student life at Oxford so special.

We'll be announcing the dates of our next Open Days soon. Check back here for more details. In the meantime, there are some videos on this page of past Open Days which will give you a feel for lectures and the structure of the course.

Building Tours

The best way to get a feel for the student experience here is definitely to attend an Open Day, when we offer taster lectures and opportunities to meet a range of academics and current students. We recommend you come along on one of these dates to understand what it’s like to study here. However, if you can’t make it work, we understand – we do occasionally run building tours that you might be able to book onto. Contact Us to enquire about that.

As this is a working department, we are unfortunately not able to run ad hoc tours. If you would like to visit the department please get in touch and book onto one of our planned tours.

Plan your day

If you can visit for an hour

If you’ve already made up your mind that you want to study engineering at Oxford, you might just visit us for an hour and spend the rest of your day looking round some colleges. The Student Q&A and Parents’ and Carers’ Session are your best bet if you’re on a time limit. They’ll be able to answer all your questions in 30 minutes, with time left over to chat with academics and current students or have a quick look around our Open House.

If you can visit for a morning or afternoon

Perhaps you’re making your mind up about which subject or university is right for you. Visiting for the morning or afternoon gives you plenty of time to get a sense of what it’s like to be an engineering undergraduate in Oxford. Get your questions answered at the Student Q&A or Parents’ and Carers’ Session. Attend a Taster Lecture to experience the sort of thing you’ll be learning about, and finish up with a look around the Open House.

If you can visit for the day

If you’re set on studying Engineering Science but you’re not sure whether Oxford is the place for you, we recommend spending the day here to get a real sense of what the department is like. Start the day with the Student Q&A or Parents’ and Carers’ Session, then sit in on a Taster Lecture. Go visit a college over lunch, then come back and spend your afternoon exploring our Open House.

Studying Engineering Science at Oxford - views from students, tutors and academics

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - taster lecture by Professor Daniel Bulte

Meet our Student Ambassadors