St Hugh’s welcomes applicants from any background who are interested in any, or all, of the Engineering disciplines taught in the undergraduate degree course (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Information Engineering) and the joint courses. Each year, the College admits six undergraduates to the Engineering courses and we are particularly interested in applications from students to study the joint courses, since we are able to provide teaching in Engineering, Economics and Management.
When admitting students, we look for an enthusiasm for the subject and an interest in solving Engineering problems. Physics and Mathematics are the most important requirements, and all of our students have studied these subjects at A-level or an equivalent standard. Any other subject in addition to Physics and Mathematics is acceptable. We encourage students to seek industrial sponsorship, which often includes a year working with the sponsor prior to starting the course. Candidates who opt for a gap year are not disadvantaged in the admissions process.