Our Engineering course gives an introduction to the study of engineering at undergraduate level. From the building of skyscrapers to the development of Formula One cars, you’ll get a chance to explore some of the key challenges facing engineers today.
In previous years, the course has covered a wide range of topics, including Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the concept of ‘chaos’, applications of Biomedical Engineering (including Brain-imaging techniques) and an introduction to Engineering Design.
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn about their look at original research and our tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate their subject at a higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.
Francesco, one of our Engineering tutors in 2016, completed his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering in Naples, Italy. He is currently completing his PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and will continue his academic career as a postdoctoral researcher in his current lab.
Mattia, another of our Engineering tutors in 2016, completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Bologna University, Italy before moving on to a Masters in Computational Mechanics at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. He is currently completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at University of Oxford, where he is investigating the impact of collisions in aeronautical applications.
This course is ideal for anyone who is thinking about studying Engineering or any related subject at university (like Mathematics or Physics), and teaches a method of thought and research that is beneficial to all disciplines. Whether you’re interested in civil, mechanical, electrical or biomedical engineering, you’ll gain a strong grounding in key engineering concepts.
You may also be interested in our Physics course.
Our students go on to studying Engineering at undergraduate level, either at universities across the UK, or abroad, including in the US. They also move into related fields, such as Physics and Mathematics.