Engineering Science


Oriel admits undergraduates to read Engineering Science, a four-year course leading to the degree of Master of Engineering.

The first year is common to all the engineering-related degrees, with study of mathematics, structures, mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, electronics, and computing. In the second and third years undergraduates study these subjects to a higher level, but also move towards specializing in a particular branch of engineering, completing a group design project in the third year. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on design and project-based practical work.

Lectures and practicals take place in the Department of Engineering Science and are complemented by weekly tutorials in the College, where undergraduates, usually in pairs, explore topics in depth with their tutor. Oriel provides strong and experienced tutorial support; the engineering tutors are also active researchers, with specific interests in electronics, optoelectronics, mechanics of materials, communications, networks, quantum estimation and applied mathematics. Oriel’s excellent College Library provides all undergraduates with key textbooks on year-long loan.

Engineering graduates easily find employment in engineering, commerce and other areas and there are also many opportunities for postgraduate study.

Admissions criteria

No written work is required. All candidates for the Engineering course must take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) in their own school or college, or at an approved test centre, usually in November each year.

Conditional offers: usually Grades A*A*A at A-Level (or equivalent) including Mathematics and Physics. The A*s must be obtained in Mathematics, Physics or Further Mathematics if taken.


For more information contact the admissions office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 276522

Organising Tutor/s

Dr John Huber
Engineering Science