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Engineering Science

Engineering Science at Oxford is a very broad course that provides a solid grounding in all of the major engineering disciplines during the first two years before specialisation across a very wide choice of disciplines in the third and fourth years. We believe that this provides the best preparation for a career in engineering that is likely to cross many of the traditional boundaries.

For further information about the course at Oxford, see the Department of Engineering Science website and the Engineering Science page on the Oxford University website.

Yearly Intake

At Keble: 12
At Oxford: 167

Past Admissions Feedback

Every year tutors prepare detailed feedback about the admissions process.
Links to the text from the last three years can be found below.

Feedback 2023 (College) (pdf)
Feedback 2023 (University) (pdf)
Feedback 2022 (pdf)
Feedback 2021 (pdf)

The Course at Keble

We admit around 12 students each year (more than any other college). Together with a number of research students, they create a substantial community within the college (the largest in any subject). This means that you’re more likely to be sharing your option tutorials with someone else from your College year. You will have your tutorials (two per week on average in the first two years) in groups of three; tutors carefully choose students to provide the best working groups. Between the three Fellows with teaching responsibilities, we cover most of the syllabus, with additional college lecturers to supplement as required from year to year.

Image: High Pressure Flow Measurement Test Rig

We are very proud of our consistently excellent exam results, being the best-performing subject in college and the best-performing college for engineering. There are many named prizes available to engineering students here, both in the first year (the Bennett prize for best performance in Prelims) and in the fourth year (the Franklin prizes for best overall performance and best final year project). Engineering students also play active parts in many non-academic aspects of college life.

We are the closest college to the Department of Engineering Science, which makes Keble extremely convenient for studying engineering, particularly in the later years when students take a range of option papers within the department.