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					     ENGINEERING
     TONY BLAKEBOROUGH
         UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
        Department of
        Engineering Science


             GEOFF PARKS
       UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE




       HUMAN CIVILISATION                        WHAT SORT OF THINGS DO
                                               PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS DO?
 The Earth           Society   The Economy
                                               •! Develop new ways of doing things
                                               •! Design new devices exploiting the
                                                  latest technological developments
                                               •! Direct operations on major projects
                                               •! Install and commission state-of-the-
                                                  art equipment
                                               •! Negotiate vital business deals
Engineers are responsible for the interfaces
 that enable human civilisation to function
WHAT PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS                 STUDYING ENGINEERING
  DO NOT DO (FOR A LIVING)
                                      •! Gives you a scientifically rigorous
     •! Repair televisions               training
     •! Plumbing                      •! Develops creativity and team-working
     •! Building work                    skills
     •! Install telephones            •! Enables you to make a real difference
                                         to the world outside
     •! Operate lathes
                                      •! Keeps your options open
     •! Tinker with engines
                                      •! Gives you excellent job prospects




  UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE                 UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
 DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING               DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

A unified department covering             43   Professors
•! Aeronautical Engineering               25   Readers
•! Biomedical Engineering                 60   Senior Lecturers and Lecturers
•! Civil Engineering                   ~1200   Undergraduate students
•! Electrical Engineering               ~600   Postgraduate students
•! Information Engineering                      10% of the University
•! Manufacturing Engineering
•! Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering also available
      UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE    DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

     A unified department covering       34   Professors
     •! Biomedical Engineering           11   Readers
     •! Chemical Engineering             32   University & Associate Lecturers
     •! Civil Engineering              ~630   Undergraduate students
     •! Electrical Engineering         ~240   Postgraduate students
     •! Information Engineering                  6% of the University
     •! Mechanical Engineering




       QUALITY ASSESSMENTS                           FACILITIES

                                     •! Library – over 30,000 books and 300 current
  Teaching – 1998                       journals available 14 hours/day – plus main
        Cambridge 23/24                 University and College libraries
           Oxford 23/24              •! Computing – over 200 machines dedicated
                                        to student use available 14 hours/day –
                                        many more in labs and Colleges
  Research – 2008
  (General Engineering)              •! Language Unit – providing courses in
                                        Chinese, French, German, Japanese and
        Cambridge 45/45/10/0: 1st       Spanish
           Oxford 25/60/15/0: 2nd    •! Workshops – for work and play
                   FACILITIES                                 2011 INTAKE

•! Library – over 12,000 books and 250
   current journals available 10 hours/day –    Total Entry 165    Men        123   (75%)
   plus main University and College libraries                      Women       41   (25%)
•! Computing – over 70 machines dedicated                          Deferred   10    (6%)
   to student use available 10 hours/day –
   many more in labs and Colleges               Fee Status         Home       115   (70%)
•! University Language Unit                                        EU          14   (8%)
•! Workshops – for work and play                                   Overseas    36   (22%)




               2011 INTAKE                                        GAP YEARS

                                                •! A number of Cambridge Colleges
 Total Entry 347    Men         275   (79%)        encourage deferred entry for
                    Women        72   (21%)        Engineering; none discourage it
                    Deferred    64    (18%)     •! Most deferred entry Engineers spend
                                                   their gap year on schemes such as the
 Fee Status         Home        247   (71%)        Year In Industry
                    EU           24   (7%)      •! We have a full-time Industrial Placement
                    Overseas     76   (22%)        Co-ordinator who can help you find a gap
                                                   year placement
         COURSE STRUCTURE                              1ST & 2ND YEAR COURSES

                                            Lecture courses + associated coursework in:
 Years 1 & 2 – a common, broad
  foundation in the fundamentals of         •! Mechanical Engineering
  engineering analysis and design in all    •! Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
  the major engineering disciplines         •! Civil & Structural Engineering
                                            •! Materials
 Years 3 & 4 – specialisation in depth      •! Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  in chosen field of interest
                                            •! Control & Information Engineering
                                            •! Mathematical Methods
                                            •! Business/Management/Economics
                                            •! Design & Engineering Applications




         SPECIALIST COURSES                             ENGINEERING TRIPOS
                                                         SPECIALIST COURSES
•! Engineering Tripos Parts IIA & IIB        •!   Aerospace & Aerothermal Engineering
•! Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET)    •!   Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
   Parts IIA & IIB                           •!   Electrical & Electronic Engineering
                                             •!   Electrical & Information Sciences
•! Management Studies Tripos (MST)
                                             •!   Energy, Sustainability & the Environment
                                             •!   Engineering for the Life Sciences
                                             •!   Information & Computer Engineering
                                             •!   Instrumentation & Control
                                             •!   Mechanical Engineering
                                3RD/4TH YEAR MODULES                                                                                                                  COURSE PROGRESSION
3A1 Fluid mechanics I                            4A2 Computational fluid dynamics                 4D15 Sustainable water engineering
3A3 Fluid mechanics II                           4A3 Turbomachinery I                             4D16 Construction and management
                                                                                                                                                                320
   •! ~120 modules to choose from
3A5 Thermodynamics and power generation          4A4 Aircraft stability and control               4D17 Plate and shell structures
3A6 Heat and mass transfer                       4A7 Aerodynamics                                 4E1 Technological innovation: research and practice
3B1 Radio frequency electronics                  4A8 Environmental fluid mechanics                4E4 Management of technology
3B2 Integrated digital electronics               4A9 Molecular thermodynamics                     4E5 International business economics
3B3 Switch-mode electronics                      4A10 Flow instability                            4E6 Accounting and finance

                                                                                                                                                              PART IA
3B4 Electric drive systems                       4A11 Turbomachinery II                           4E7 Enterprise and business development
3B5 Semiconductor engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                   20
                                                 4A12 Turbulence and vortex dynamics              4E8 Design and management of manufacturing systems
3B6 Photonic technology                          4A13 Combustion and IC engines                   4E9 Quantitative techniques in operations management


   •! You choose 18 modules:
3C1 Materials processing and design
3C2 Materials process modelling and

3C3 Machine design - tribology
                              failure analysis
                                                 4A15 Aeroacoustics
                                                 4B2 Power electronics and applications
                                                 4B5 Nanotechnology
                                                                                                  4E11 Strategic management
                                                                                                  4E12 Project management
                                                                                                  4F1 Control system design



           10 in year 3 and 8 in year 4
                                                 4B6 Solid state devices and chemical/            4F2 Robust multivariable control
3C4 Machine design - transmissions                                           biological sensors   4F3 Non-linear and predictive control


                                                                                                                                                              PART IB       CHEM ENG
3C5 Dynamics                                     4B7 VLSI design, technology and CAD              4F5 Digital communications
3C6 Vibration

                                                                                                                                                                                                      25               <10
                                                 4B8 Electronic system design                     4F6 Signal detection and estimation
3C7 Mechanics of solids                          4B10 Optoelectronic technologies                 4F7 Digital filters and spectrum estimation
3D1 Soil mechanics                               4B11 Photonic systems                            4F8 Image processing and image coding
3D2 Geotechnical engineering                     4B13 Electronic sensors and instrumentation      4F10 Statistical pattern processing
3D3 Structural materials and design              4B14 Solar-electronic power: generation          4F11 Speech processing


   •! At least 10 modules must be associated
3D4 Structural analysis and stability                                         and distribution    4F12 Computer vision and robotics
3D5 Environmental engineering I                  4B18 Advanced electronic devices                 4F13 Machine learning
3D6 Environmental engineering II

                                                                                                                                                             PART IIA           MET I            Exchange             MST
                                                 4B19 Renewable electrical power                  4G1 Systems biology
3D7 Finite element methods                       4B20 Display technology                          4G2 Biosensors


      with your specialisation
3E1 Business economics                           4C1 Design against failure                       4G3 Computational neuroscience
3E2 Marketing                                    4C2 Designing with composites                    4G4 Biomimetics
3E5 Human resource management                    4C3 Electrical and nano materials                4G5 Biomolecular modelling
3E6 Organisational behaviour and change          4C4 Design methods                               4G6 Cellular and molecular biomechanics
3E8 Modelling data and dynamics in               4C5 Design case studies                          4M1 French
                                 management      4C6 Advanced linear vibration                    4M2 German
3E9 Accounting and finance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BA
                                                 4C7 Random and non-linear vibration              4M3 Spanish


   •! Modular structure offers great
3F1 Signals and systems                          4C8 Applications of dynamics                     4M4 Japanese
3F2 Systems and control
3F3 Signal and pattern processing
3F4 Data transmission
                                                 4C9 Continuum mechanics
                                                 4C15 MEMS design
                                                 4C16 Advanced machine design
                                                                                                  4M6 Materials and processes for microsystems (MEMS)
                                                                                                  4M9 Surveying field course
                                                                                                  4M12 PDEs and variational methods
                                                                                                                                                             PART IIB           MET II
      choice and flexibility
3F5 Computer and network systems                 4D5 Foundation engineering                       4M13 Complex analysis and optimisation
3F6 Software engineering and design              4D6 Dynamics in civil engineering                4M14 Sustainable development
3G1 Introduction to bioscience                   4D7 Concrete and masonry structures              4M15 Sustainable energy
3G2 Mathematical physiology                      4D8 Pre-stressed concrete                        4M16 Nuclear power engineering
3G3 Introduction to neuroscience
3G4 Medical imaging and 3D computer graphics
                                                 4D10 Structural steelwork                        4I1 Strategic valuation
                                                                                                                                                                250                40
                                                                                                                                                                                                   MEng
                                                 4D11 Building physics                            4I7 Electricity and environment
3G5 Biomaterials                                 4D13 Architectural engineering                   4I6 Synthetic biology
3I1 Data structures and algorithms               4D14 Contaminated land and waste containment     4I8 Medical physics




                                    COURSE STRUCTURE                                                                                                                Specialist Course
                                    Engineering Science                                                                                                   Engineering, Economics & Management

             Years 3 & 4                                                                                                                                 Year 1: as Engineering Science (ES)
                                                                                                                                                                 Transfer to EEM possible at end of 1st year if college allows it
                      Group design project
                   Yr 3
                                                                                                                                                         Year 2: ES less 1 engineering paper & add 1
                      Individual maths project
                                                                                                                                                                  management paper
                      5 option papers (from 14)
                                                                                                                                                         Year 3: as ES but 3 option papers + economics
               Yr 4   Individual research project
                                                                                                                                                          6-month project/placement July to December
                      6 option papers (from 25)
             Example 4th year option paper titles:
                                                                                                                                                         Year 4: (terms 2 & 3)
                   Automotive Engineering, Advanced Structures,                                                                                           2 engineering + 2 management/economics papers
                   Sustainable Energy, Bio-processes, Opto-electronics,
                   Machine Learning, Biomedical Imaging, Dynamic                                                                                         Can be offered a place for Engineering Science
                   Systems & Chaos
                                                                                                                                                              Not all colleges do EEM – see prospectus
 TEACHING PROGRAMMES                        LECTURE COURSES

 • Lecture courses
 • Laboratory experiments
 • Special practical courses
 •! Projects
 • Supervisions (Cambridge)
   Tutorials (Oxford)




LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS               SPECIAL PRACTICAL COURSES

                               • Computing (C++, Matlab)
                               • Engineering Drawing (CAD)
                               • Exposition (presentation skills)



                                                         • Java Programming
                                                         •!   Biochemical (brewing beer)
                                                         •!   Surveying
                                                         •!   Biomedical Image Analysis
                                                         •!   Foreign Language Study
              PROJECTS - YEAR 1                                 PROJECTS - YEAR 2

                                               • Integrated Design Project
•   Lego Mindstorms
•   Product Design
•   Structural Design
•   Integrated Electrical Project




              PROJECTS - YEAR 3                                 PROJECTS - YEAR 4

                                             Major project that occupies half your time and involves
    Two from
                                             research and/or design, often with industrial links
    • Design      • Fieldwork   • Language




                                             Aerodynamics of speed skiing                        The holographic clock


                                                                           Optimal smoothing of
                                                                       surface-mapped femoral data
                     PROJECTS - YEAR 1                                                PROJECTS - YEAR 2

Design, Build and Test                                                    Coursework Modules
                                                                                                    Mobile robot
•! Radio                                                                                Surveying
•! Bridge
•! Software/programing
   Matlab moon lander




                                                                                                 Fluid mechanics

                                                                                         Solar challenge




                     PROJECTS - YEAR 3                                                PROJECTS - YEAR 4

Group Design Projects                                                                     Dynamics of
                                                                                          guyed masts
Smart homes for the future
 Small groups
 Essential home infrastructure to support
 older people and to provide a comfortable,
 stimulating, and safe environment.
                                                                                        High speed
                                                                                        internet from
 Design areas                                                                           trains
 •! external construction,
 •! systems for safety and security (e.g.
    physical and physiological monitoring)                                Modelling
 •! internal communications network
 •! energy provision                                                      ageing in
 •! human-equipment interaction               Other design projects:      the eye
                                              Electric motorcycle
 •! ethical issues
                                              Tidal flow energy systems
                                              Sailing simulator
      SUPERVISIONS / TUTORIALS                                                  A TYPICAL 1st YEAR WEEK




         A TYPICAL 1st YEAR WEEK                                            ACCREDITED BY ALL THE RELEVANT
                                                                              PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS
               Monday       Tuesday      Wednesday Thursday       Friday

9.00-10.00                   Lecture      Lecture     Lecture
              Laboratory                                          Drawing
10.00-11.00                  Lecture      Lecture     Lecture
11.00-12.00    Lecture                   Examples                 Lecture
                           Laboratory                  Free
12.00-13.00    Lecture                    Lecture                 Lecture
13.00-14.00

14.00-15.00
                                                                  Drawing
15.00-16.00

16.00-17.00
17.00-18.00                Supervision              Supervision
BENEFITS OF OUR COURSE STRUCTURES         BENEFITS OF OUR COURSE STRUCTURES


  •! Engineering today is almost always    “ When I came to Cambridge I wasn’t
     multidisciplinary                       sure what sort of engineer I wanted to
                                             be, but I knew I didn’t want to be a
  •! Oxford and Cambridge Engineering
                                             Chemical Engineer or a Civil Engineer.
     graduates have an appreciation and
     understanding of all the major          I’ve just finished the 3rd year –
     engineering disciplines                 specialising in Civil Engineering. ”
  •! This flexibility = employability                Kathy Gubbins (Jesus College)




       OUR COURSES GIVE YOU                      OUR COURSES GIVE YOU
                                                OUR COURSESGIVE YOU


  •! A broad scientific and engineering    •! Mathematical and computing skills
     education
                                           •! The ability to analyse data
  •! In-depth knowledge of your
                                           •! Communication and presentation
     specialist subject
                                              skills
  •! Problem-solving skills
                                           •! Research skills
  •! A creative approach
  •! Team-working skills                  A balance of specialist and transferable
                                          skills much in demand by employers
             GRADUATE CAREERS                                              GRADUATE CAREERS


                                                                                                  Education


                                                                                                  Professional, Scientific
                                                                                                  and Technical

                                                                                                  Health & Social


                                                                                                  Financial and Insurance


                                                                                                  Information and
                                                                                                  Communications

                                                                                                  Other


   The average starting salary of 2010                           The average starting salary of 2011 Oxford
Cambridge Engineering graduates: £27,400                          Engineering Science graduates: £27,600


        ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS                                          ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

 •! Maths and Physics @ A Level (or equivalent)
                                                                 •! All Colleges require Maths and Physics
             SUITABLE 3rd A LEVELS                                  A Levels (or their equivalent)
 •! Chemistry                   •! Further Maths
 •! Computing                   •! Economics                     •! All Colleges require Chemistry for
 •! Design & Technology         •! History/English   (esp EEM)
                                                                    Chemical Engineering
                                                                 •! All Colleges prefer applicants to be doing
          STANDARD (typical) OFFERS                                 3 Science/Technology/Maths A Levels
  A Level :      A*AA (A* in one of Maths, FM or Physics)
  Adv. Highers:  AAA/AAB
                                                                 •! A balance of academic and vocational
  IB: 38-40 points (Maths & Physics HL 7 + ? HL6)
                                                                    qualifications also acceptable, e.g. Maths
                                                                    A Level + BTEC National Certificate
  ~20 Open Offers
                at a college to be determined in August
          SUITABLE 3RD A LEVELS                        TYPICAL OFFERS

•!   Chemistry                            •! A Levels: A*AA
•!   Computing                            •! Advanced Highers: AAA
•!   Design & Technology
                                          •! Welsh Bac: A*AA on A Level components
•!   Electronics
•!   Further Maths                        •! IB: 40 points + 776 in HL subjects

                                          Some Colleges may ask for STEP or AEA Maths
                                          if a student is not taking Further Maths




           MORE INFORMATION                            OPEN DAYS 2012

•! engineering@cambridge (prospectus)
                                                Thursday 5 July
•! Guide to Undergraduate Admissions in
                                                Friday 6 July
   Engineering
                                                1.00-5.00 pm
•! Cambridge University Undergraduate
   Prospectus                                   Part of the Cambridge Open Days

•! Website:
     www.eng.cam.ac.uk/admissions
       MORE INFORMATION                                 ADMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS

    Web site: www.eng.ox.ac.uk                      Interviews at two Colleges:
Undergraduate Courses in Engineering                    first choice (might get reallocated)
  Oxford University Undergraduate                       second college (allocated by computer)
              Prospectus
                                                    Interviews ~30-40 minutes
  Open Days (for Colleges as well)
        Wednesday 27th June                         Aptitude test:   same as physics (PAT)

          Thursday 28th June                        All over in one day
        Friday 14th September                       Accommodation provided if necessary
       Contact: Dr Jane Frew, tel: 01865 273012     Probably
      or email: deputy.administrator@eng.ox.ac.uk
                                                        12th, 13th & 14th December 2012



  ADMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS                           OXFORD VS CAMBRIDGE COMPARISON
                                                           WHAT’S THE SAME?

•! More variation than for Oxford
                                                        •! Teaching quality (23/24)
•! Guide to Undergraduate Admissions
                                                        •! Course duration (4 years)
   in Engineering gives details of
   College assessment procedures                        •! Basic course structure (2 years
                                                           general, 2 years specialisation)
                                                        •! Academic requirements
OXFORD VS CAMBRIDGE COMPARISON
       WHAT’S DIFFERENT?

 •! Department sizes and average intakes
    (Cambridge ~340, Oxford ~170)
 •! Detailed course structures
 •! Detailed course options
 •! Geographical location
 •! Preferred shade of blue

				
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