Engineering

Tutors and Lecturers: Dr Olga Barrera, Prof. Malcolm McCulloch, Prof. David Nowell, Dr. Richard Willden

Places at Christ Church: 6

Engineering is an interesting, challenging, and creative discipline which is important in a modern technological society and is key to a sustainable future in the 21st century. If you enjoy mathematics and physics and have some interest in technology or how things work, then engineering may well be the course for you. The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford has an established reputation as one of the top engineering departments in the UK, and provides a challenging and stimulating undergraduate education. The Oxford engineering course does not require immediate specialization, so you can explore the range of subjects available before deciding where your interests lie. Christ Church is a short walk from the department and admits six engineers each year (about average for an Oxford college).

The engineering course is four years long and leads to the M.Eng. degree, which is accredited by the appropriate engineering institutions. If you are accepted to read engineering, much of your time will be spent in the engineering department attending lectures and taking part in practical and project work. However Christ Church will also play an important role during your time at Oxford, both academically and socially. The College provides small group tutorials for the first two and a half years of the course, after which all colleges use larger departmentally-organised classes. Christ Church has three engineering tutors: Prof. David Nowell and Dr Malcolm McCulloch are both professional engineers with practical industrial experience, and who hold University Lectureships in the department. David teaches civil and mechanical engineering, and Malcolm covers electrical engineering. A college lecturer teaches thermodynamics and fluid mechanics for Christ Church. The tutors’ research interests include structural integrity, electrical power, and sustainability.

Faculty Website:

www.eng.ox.ac.uk