Department of Engineering Science

BE(Hons) in Engineering Science

Engineering Science is great for people who like maths and computing, who want to do something with practical applications, and have flexibility both while they're studying and afterwards in the course of their careers.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science is a four-year degree with sub-specialisations in Operations Research and Continuum Mechanics. Class sizes are small and students work closely with enthusiastic lecturers who are actively involved in the practice of engineering science. Classes are encouraged to develop a "team spirit" and to work together to enhance their learning. The teaching is mostly project based and practical.

Part I (first year) is common to all engineering specialisations.

Part II (second year) lays the foundations of engineering science with courses in mathematical modelling, electronics, mechanics, materials, operations research, and computer programming.

Parts III and IV (years 3 and 4) are more specialised. You will be able to choose a number of courses in areas that interest you most. Using the knowledge and skills you have gained, you will also carry out your own research project based on problems relevant to industry.

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Engineering Science students should take two electives at Part II, and two electives at Part III.

These electives must be technically oriented and will normally come from within the Faculty of Engineering, however some science papers (e.g. most STATS courses and a few others) are usually approved.

Any elective outside the faculty must receive approval from the Engineering Science undergraduate course adviser.

You may need approval from the department hosting the elective course to enrol (which may include satisfying any pre-requisites).

You can email the Engineering Science course adviser on

Visit our page of information on a number of possible electives.