Teaching for engineering will happen in a mix of University lectures, which play a key part in engineering teaching, tutorials (one to one meetings with a specialist tutor), and, if possible, group tutorials with other Oxford undergraduates. Normally problem sheets are completed for tutorial work, but more essay based work, such as literature reviews or drawing up plans for a particular project, may be undertaken.Undergraduate lectures and tutorials are offered in a broad unified course, complemented by more specialised teaching in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, information and mechanical engineering for highly advanced undergraduates. Many visiting students find the more general courses better suited to their backgrounds. Full lecture notes and other supporting materials are available on the University’s virtual learning platform to which students will have full access once they are in Oxford.
For practical reasons it is not normally possible to arrange lab classes and it will definitely not be possible to arrange internships or practicums. However, big corporations including American multinationals regularly recruit in Oxford and it may be possible to start a conversation leading to a US internship.