Online
13-18
years old

Engineering

online insights
2 weeks • Winter, Spring & Summer - 2021-2022
The Online Insights course transforms the highlights of our programmes in Oxford and Cambridge University onto an easy-to-use virtual platform.
Small group classes taught by expert tutors
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Engineering Online Insights Online Summer School for Ages 13-18
Engineering Online Programmes

Gain expert insights in an online summer school in Engineering

The Engineering Online Insights programme offers the perfect opportunity to explore your subject in depth ahead of committing to more advanced study.

You will explore the range of topics available to an engineering student and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of this field. Topics range from sustainable engineering, to electrical engineering and beyond, enabling you to get a feel for what it would be like to study Engineering at an advanced level.

Overview
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About Online Insights

Over the two-week programme, participants will take part in virtual seminars, future skills workshops, one-to-one tutorials, as well as group social activities led by current Oxbridge undergraduates.

Students receive a combination of subject-based tuition, one-to-one tutorials, future skills workshops and social activities with students from around the world.

  • Average Class Size Of 5

    Maximum 10 students
  • 1:1 Tutorials

    2 x 30-minute sessions each week
  • Oxbridge Academics

    Tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University
  • Future Skills Workshops

    Develop key attributes such as personal branding, interview skills and academic writing

For students of all time zones

As there are participants joining from around the globe, Online Insights offers two “streams” – Stream A and Stream B.

Stream A starts in the morning whilst Stream B’s classes take place in the afternoon.

Note – as our faculty are all based in Oxford & Cambridge, all times communicated are in UK time.

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.

  • Stream A

    09:00 - 15:00 (UK time)
  • Stream B

    14:00 - 20:00 (UK time)
Reviews
Testimonials
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My subject area was chemistry and chemical engineering. I was concerned about the course being virtual as I found it difficult to learn from my online lessons prior to the course and that meant there was no face to face learning. However, once I had started the course, as the lectures for my subject were one on one, it meant that it was really personalised and that there was a lot of attention on my understanding.

Efa W
Attended Immerse in 2020
Oxbridge Online Research Programme (Engineering) Student
5/5

Network with like-minded individuals

Daily social activities with participants around the world

Students can connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, and are encouraged to socialise and make friends through daily activities and games after classes finish.

Activities include virtual college tours, murder mystery parties and a ‘University Challenge’-style quiz.

These sessions are led by Oxbridge undergraduates who act as Mentors for Online Insights participants. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to hear from students at Oxford and Cambridge University, and receive guidance and advice on studying at one of the world’s top universities.

Network with like-minded individuals

Activities

Online Learning Platform

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Virtual Classrooms

All sessions are delivered on Zoom’s education platform – the world’s leading virtual classroom software.

Before the course begins, all students will receive a welcome pack that includes information about their tutors, mentors, guest speakers, as well as their programme overview.

Students will also receive an interactive timetable with links to each of their classes.

Platform

Sample Engineering Lessons

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - Electrical Engineering

    You will apply the principles of electromagnetism to understand a range of electrical components such as digital circuits and sensors. You will then enrich your understanding by exploring digital circuits at the base of modern laptops and smartphones, addressing their limitations.
  • Module 2 - Control And Automation Engineering

    You will explore signals and systems before learning about proportional-integral-derivative control systems. Focus will then move to the ethics of AI with a "moral machine" simulation preceding a debate to test your research and oratory skills.
  • Module 3 - Mechanical Engineering

    Following a review of the key principles of kinematics and the Newtonian laws of motion, you will explore rigid body dynamics for 2D and 3D objects before exploring the engineering design of earthquake-resistant buildings and pitching your own ideas based on an in-class scenario.
  • Module 4 - Engineering Project

    Participants will be presented with a known problem and asked to create a solution based on the engineering principles that they have encountered. They will then present their idea to their peers before facing questions.
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Modules
  • 27th December – 7th January: Winter – Stream A (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 27th December – 7th January: Winter – Stream B (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 27th December – 31st December: Winter – Stream A (one week)

    £1,395
  • 27th December – 31st December: Winter – Stream B (one week)

    £1,395
  • 3rd January – 7th January: Winter – Stream A (one week)

    £1,395
  • 3rd January – 7th January: Winter – Stream B (one week)

    £1,395
  • 11th April – 22nd April: Spring – Stream A (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 11th April – 22nd April: Spring – Stream B (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 11th April – 15th April: Spring – Stream A (one week)

    £1,395
  • 11th April – 15th April: Spring – Stream B (one week)

    £1,395
  • 18th April – 22nd April: Spring – Stream A (one week)

    £1,395
  • 18th April – 22nd April: Spring – Stream B (one week)

    £1,395
  • 4th July – 15th July: Summer – Stream A (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 4th July – 15th July: Summer – Stream B (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 18th July – 29th July: Summer – Stream A (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 18th July – 29th July: Summer – Stream B (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 1st August – 12th August: Summer – Stream A (two weeks)

    £2,495
  • 1st August – 12th August: Summer – Stream B (two weeks)

    £2,495
20+ hours of academic contact time per week
Subject tuition delivered by an academic from Oxford or Cambridge University
Average class size of 5 (maximum 10)
2 x 30 minute 1:1 tutorials
Academic skills workshops
End-of-day social activities led by Mentors (Oxbridge undergraduates)
Detailed personal evaluation written by tutor
Certificate of attendance

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