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!
|1||The Jenkin Lecture - Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies||Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, gives the 2016 annual Jenkin Lecture, on 17th September 2016.||Constantin Coussios||21 Sep 2016|
|2||Digital health||Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci (St John’s), Head of the Department of Engineering Science, gives a lecture for the department of Engineering Science Alumni Weekend on September 17th 2016.||Lionel Tarassenko||21 Sep 2016|
|3||Creative Commons||Space Engineering at Harwell||Dr Anna Orlowska, Science, Technology and Facilities Council gives a talk on the Space Engineering at Harwell.||Anna Orlowska||01 Jun 2016|
|4||Creative Commons||Hypersonic to Hypervelocity Spacecraft Heat Transfer||Professor Matthew McGilvray gives a talk on heat transfer issues involved in space flight re-entry.||Matthew McGilvray||01 Jun 2016|
|5||Creative Commons||Cooling the Mid-Infrared Instrument||Paul Bailey, University of Oxford, gives a talk about cooling one of the instruments on the James Webb Telescope.||Paul Bailey||01 Jun 2016|
|6||Creative Commons||Paving the Path for Human Space Exploration: The Challenges and Opportunities||The 42nd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture: ‘Paving the Path for Human Space Exploration:The Challenges and Opportunities’ presented by Lauri N. Hansen, Director of Engineering, NASA Johnson Space Centre.||Lauri N. Hansen||01 Jun 2016|
|7||Splashing, sloshing and stealth – offshore hydrodynamics writ large||Professor Paul Taylor, University of Oxford gives a short talk as part of the 41st Maurice Lubbock lecture series in the Department of Engineering Science.||Paul Taylor||26 May 2015|
|8||Development of the UK’s fastest wind tunnel – a UK/Australia endeavour||Professor Matthew McGilvray, University of Oxford and Professor Richard Morgan, University of Queensland give a talk at the Department of Engineering Science as part of the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture programme.||Matthew McGilvray, Richard Morgan||26 May 2015|
|9||Rise of the Machines||Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Professor and ARC Federation Fellow at the University of Sydney, gives the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture.||Hugh Durrant-Whyte||26 May 2015|
|10||Creative Commons||Medtronic Lecture 2010||'Biophysical Methods of Drug Delivery'. Professor Mark R. Prausnitz gives the 2010 Medtronic lecture in the Engineering faculty.||Mark R Prausnitz||06 Jul 2011|
|11||Medtronic Lecture 2011||'Model Based Strategies for Biomedical Image Analysis'. The 2011 Medtronic Lecture, given at the Engineering department, University of Oxford. Presented by Professor James Duncan PhD.||James Duncan||05 Jul 2011|
|12||Medtronic Lecture 2009||The 2009 Medtronic Lecture in Biomedical Engineering was presented by Professor Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD entitled: "Integrating Data, Models, and Reasoning in Critical Care".||Roger Mark, Stephen Mahle||22 Jul 2009|
|13||Lecture 15: Engineering for Sustainable Development||Professor Roland Clift, CBE on "Engineering for Sustainable Development".||Roland Clift||19 Aug 2008|
|14||Lecture 14: Innovation, Spin-out Companies and Nanotechnology||Professor Peter Dobson on "Innovation, Spin-out Companies and Nanotechnology".||Peter Dobson||12 Aug 2008|
|15||Lecture 13: Designing for Strength: A Century of Solid Mechanics Research in Oxford||Professor Carlos Ruiz on "Designing for Strength: A Century of Solid Mechanics Research in Oxford".||Carlos Ruiz||05 Aug 2008|
|16||Lecture 12: The Centenary Lubbock Lecture||Lord Browne of Madingley, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering "On being an engineer".||John Browne||13 Jun 2008|
|17||Lecture 11: History of the Department of Engineering Science||Dr Alastair Howatson on the "History of the Department of Engineering Science".||Alastair Howatson||10 Jun 2008|
|18||Lecture 10: Advances in Biomedical Engineering||Professor Lionel Tarassenko on "Advances in Biomedical Engineering".||Lionel Tarassenko||10 Jun 2008|
|19||Lecture 8: An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection||Professor Guy Houlsby on "An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection".||Guy Houlsby||10 Jun 2008|
|20||Lecture 7: Engineers at War||Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Christopher Pugsley on "Engineers at War".||Christopher Pugsley||10 Jun 2008|
|21||Lecture 6: Hydraulic Engineering - How We Use Hydraulics to Solve Real Life Engineering Problems||Dr Jane Smallman on "Hydraulic Engineering - How We Use Hydraulics to Solve Real Life Engineering Problems".||Jane Smallman||10 Jun 2008|
|22||Lecture 4: "The Greatest Mechanick of this Present Age": Dr Robert Hooke and the Origins of Engineering Science in Oxford||Dr Allan Chapman on '"The Greatest Mechanick of this Present Age": Dr Robert Hooke and the Origins of Engineering Science in Oxford'.||Allan Chapman||10 Jun 2008|
|23||Lecture 3: Keep it cool! 38 years of gas-turbine research||Professor Martin Oldfield on 'Keep it cool! 38 years of gas-turbine research'.||Martin Oldfield||10 Jun 2008|
|24||Lecture 1: Introduction to the Jenkin Lecture||Patron of the Centenary, Lord Jenkin of Roding's inaugural Centenary lecture.||Patrick Jenkin||10 Jun 2008|