Engineering Science and Mechanical Engineering difference at Oxford?

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why oxford university has different course code for engineering science and mechanical engineering in UCAS? If I select either of them, what will be the difference?

(I am interested in mechanical engineering but I am still quite unsure about my course selection)
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Pretty sure all engineers follow the same course at Oxford initially and you can then choose what to specialise in later without prejudice. So just put down engineering science, it's the same course there fundamentally as you can pick mechanical options later (or not) as you desire.
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why oxford university has different course code for engineering science and mechanical engineering in UCAS? If I select either of them, what will be the difference?

(I am interested in mechanical engineering but I am still quite unsure about my course selection)
Oxford don’t offer mechanical engineering.

They offer a degree in engineering science, with a mechanical pathway for the later years of the course.
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Pretty sure all engineers follow the same course at Oxford initially and you can then choose what to specialise in later without prejudice. So just put down engineering science, it's the same course there fundamentally as you can pick mechanical options later (or not) as you desire.
If I choose the mechanical engineering course code (H300) at UCAS can I change my specialisation later if I change my mind?
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If I choose the mechanical engineering course code (H300) at UCAS can I change my specialisation later if I change my mind?
You dont study mechanical engineering at Oxford.

You do 2 years studying a more general engineering program, then in years 3 & 4 you can choose to specialise, you wont make the choice probably until the end of second year.
https://eng.ox.ac.uk/study/undergrad...rse-structure/

It's not a Mechanical Engineering degree, its an Engineering degree with a mechanical pathway.
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If I choose the mechanical engineering course code (H300) at UCAS can I change my specialisation later if I change my mind?
As above, you wouldn't even select your specialism until later in the course and I believe no matter what your degree is in engineering science (I think actually the degree itself just says BA or MEng and it's just noted as engineering science on the transcript, maybe with your specialism noted).

I believe the different course names are included on UCAS just so applicants realise that range of options for specialisation are available? Just put the main engineering science course code to save the worry.
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