School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

  • School of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics 

    The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM) is a close-knit community of staff and students. With its own dedicated campus in Wheatley, the site is equipped with excellent learning and teaching facilities, including state-of-the-art labs, computer rooms and social learning spaces. The School brings together teaching and research in the following disciplines - engineering, computing and mathematics.

  • Engineering courses

    Pushing boundaries with our creative minds and designs.  

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    Computing courses

    Combining expertise and imagination to innovate the industry.

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    Mathematics courses

    Using theory and modern applications to solve problems. 

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    Experts in the industry, challenging and exploring new ideas. 

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    Contains staff information about our staff.  

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    Student profiles

    Read about our students and their experiences.

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  • Oxford Brookes Racing

    As an award-winning Formula Student team it is our mission to build a mulit-year legacy as a competitive, high quality team.

    After a long and successful history of combustion entries in the formula student competition, OBR is making the shift to electric for the 2020 season. With a new team structure and a class 2 project to serve as a R&D platform, OBR aims to develop a platform to not only take on the top FS teams in the world, but to also serve as a test bed of innovation for electric vehicles and controls software.

    The concept is based around a 4WD in-hub motor configuration with AMK AC servo motors mated to a compact epicyclic gearbox capable of producing over 300 N-m of torque at each wheel. Energy is supplied from a 600 V, 6.6 kW-hr battery pack using LCO pouch cells with a peak output of over 130 kW. All of this is managed through an open controls platform ideal for implementing torque vectoring and advanced vehicle controls to unleash the full performance potential of an EV competitor.

    With the design of the car in full swing and test and manufacture on the horizon, there is an opportunity to be on the forefront of not only performance, but also the industry by gaining both the knowledge and hands on experience working with electric vehicles.

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    The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is delivering the highest quality teaching and learning, impactful research and best possible student experience in an interdisciplinary context. With the School now having its own dedicated campus, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, learning space and library, it's a very exciting time to be at Oxford Brookes. The School offers a distinctive portfolio of professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses relevant to industry providing students with the skills needed for successful careers in the 21st century.

    Gordana Collier, Head of School of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics
    Gordana Collier



    Our facilities

    Our campus boasts the latest computing equipment, computer-aided design facilities, mechanical engineering facilities, automotive and autosport engineering facilities, networking and telecommunications facilities, robotics facilities, as well as a brand new 3D printer.

    An investment of £1.6m has recently been put into the campus, enhancing the library and social learning spaces, adding a gym and student lounge - improving student and staff experience. Wheatley campus is home to the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM). 


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