The science and engineering courses are developed and delivered by Oxford Engineering academic teams in collaboration with experts from industry and organisations. The summer/winter school is a journey of discovery and exploration into the world of engineering. They are exciting weeks filled with researching, designing, testing, analysing, modifying and perfecting solutions to real-world engineering challenges.

OISAP offers short-courses for talented incoming students with a passion for science and engineering and want to experience studying in Oxford or Cambridge. OISAP combines classes taught by lecturers with tutorial sessions. Throughout the programme, students engage with faculty, academic staff, and peer advisors to develop and enrich their intellectual, research, academic and writing knowledge and skills.

There are currently 2 courses provided in these subjects: Data Science and Machine Learning. 

OISAP also provides tailor-made courses according to the specific requirements of our partner universities and their student’s needs.

Science and Engineering or Technology-related Courses

Big Data 


Technology Transfer 

3D Printing 


Artificial Intelligence 

Smart City 

Teaching Methodology

The teaching methods used on the courses include interdisciplinary lectures, seminars, discussions, guest lectures, group work, tutorials, interaction and feedback with lecturers, students and the teaching assistant. 


Most days will start with a lecture in the classroom, which is complemented with a seminar for Q&A, discussions, assignments and additional explaining. Lectures are held 9:00-12:00 Monday to Thursday each week. 


In the afternoon, a series of interdisciplinary lectures are held to help students draw on multiple disciplines and to acquire a deep and thorough understanding of complex issues and challenges. These interdisciplinary lectures support students to develop critical thinking tools which will inform how they form ideas, design projects and  resolve issues and concerns. 


In addition, students go on local field guided visits around Oxford and London, such as science parks, Mini Cooper Plant, British Museum, Houses of Parliament and more, to gain first hand experience of some of the diverse communities that make up British society.


At the end of the course, students prepare and present in small teams a short presentation and a final individual assignment based on what they have learned on the course. The five-hour workshops and tutorials 3 days prior to the presentation day will be conducted by the teaching assistants to build on the work done on the course and prepare the students for the final team project presentations.

Previous Guest Speakers


Speaker Name


Professor Eric T. Meyer

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Professor of Niki Trigoni


Professor Computing Science, Fellow of Kellogg College, University Oxford

Professor David Wallom


Associate Professor and Associate Director – Innovation of the Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford


Professor Jeroen Bergmann BSc MSc PhD


Engineering Science, Senior Research Fellow in Engineering & Entrepreneurship, Oxford


Professor Nick Hawes


Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics), Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science at Pembroke College, University of Oxford


Professor Alex Rogers


Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford


Application Deadline

Online registration closes usually 1.5 -2 months before the course starts, but please note that our spaces are usually booked very quickly, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Please go to your home institution for more detailed information before the application deadline as each partner organisation might set the specific application deadline or complete the application form here.


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