How does the college system work and what's it like in real life? Find out from our students
27 colleges offer Engineering Science:
Balliol College, Brasenose College, Christ Church, Exeter College, Harris Manchester College, Hertford College, Jesus College, Keble College, Lady Margaret Hall, Lincoln College, Magdalen College, Mansfield College, New College, Oriel College, Pembroke College, St Anne's College, St Catherine's College, St Edmund Hall, St Hilda's College, St Hugh's College, St John's College, St Peter's College, Somerville College, Trinity College, University College, Wadham College, Worcester College
Timetables vary quite significantly from year to year. You'll find some example timetables from real students in different years here so you can see what your day might look like when you are studying Engineering at Oxford.
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Katarina, 2nd Year, St Hugh's College
With more than 150 officially recognised societies listed in the University's Register of Student Clubs, there is something for everybody. However, if you think that there is a gap to be filled, you can set up your own student society!
Here are a few societies associated with the Department of Engineering Science.
Formula Student is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, backed by industry and high-profile engineers including Patron, Ross Brawn OBE. It tasks each team with producing a prototype single-seat race car — either in the autocross or sprint class. The competition culminates in a series of rigorous vehicle testing, as well as a team proposal to a hypothetical manufacturing firm aimed at justifying the project's economic viability.
“Participating in the Formula Student competition this year was a fantastic experience. I have been working with this team since the end of my first year here and it has been a tremendous opportunity to learn about engineering in practice and to grow as a human being."
Leo, 3rd Year, St Hilda's
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Engineers Without Borders Oxford emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2014, we’re an organisation driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.
OUEngSoc aims to promote the engineering profession and career paths associated with the skill set provided by an engineering degree.
Members include students from a range of backgrounds, including Engineering Science, Materials Science, Engineering Economics and Management, and Physics.
OUEngSoc hosts a variety of social and networking events throughout the year with the aim of providing opportunities for students and engineering, finance and management companies to interact.
A women’s networking group has been established in the department with the intention of organising talks, social events and other networking activities (for allmembers of the department). Membership of this organising group consists of Postdoctoral Research Assistants, Postgraduate students, Undergraduate students and an academicmember of staff.
The Engineering Undergraduate Innovation Fund (EUIF) funds extracurricular projects providing students with the opportunity to take part in novel activities that they themselves have identified. Here are some of the projects that have been funded.