Engineering Science

Engineering Science at Balliol College

Engineering has been taught at Balliol for about 50 years. These days Balliol is one of the largest Oxford colleges in terms of the number of students studying Engineering subjects, with approximately 36 undergraduate students at any one time. With four Fellows and a Lecturer (see below), the College ensures that a wide range of teaching and research interests is covered. Students’ learning and career destinations are comparably broad.

There is a flourishing undergraduate society for Balliol engineers, know as Beers. Beers helps to introduce new engineering students to the College and also organises an annual dinner.

Number of places at Balliol: 6–8.


David Clifton
Associate Professor, Research Fellow in the Sciences and Lecturer in Engineering Science
Professor of Engineering Science, Lubbock Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science
David O'Brien
Professor of Engineering Science, Eastern Electricity Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science
Lecturer in Engineering Science
Brian Tang
Lecturer in Engineering Science

About the course

Please see the Department of Engineering Science website and the University’s course pages.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see the University’s entrance requirements.

For information on how applicants are assessed, see the Department of Engineering Science’s admissions pages.   

How to apply to read Engineering Science at Balliol College

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