Develop a pre-university research project in Engineering
Engineering is about so much more than building bridges. Whether it’s getting the perfect snap in a chocolate bar, or building houses that can adapt to the challenges posed by climate change, engineers are solving problems you didn’t even know we had.
With guidance from an expert Oxbridge university tutor, you can explore how radios, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth work, how buildings can withstand earthquakes, and, of course, how to build bridges.
What is the Oxbridge Online Research Programme?
The Oxbridge Online Research Programme (‘OORP’) is designed for students who want to enhance their personal research and study skills in preparation for university, whilst also developing deeper knowledge in their chosen field.
Led by your personal tutor, you will undertake a research project assessed at university-level and receive regular 1:1 supervisions from an expert academic from Oxford or Cambridge University.
This course is ideal for students wanting to gain invaluable experience for writing a dissertation or thesis at university, whilst also familiarising themselves with the demands of an Oxbridge degree. Alternatively, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a subject you have never studied before!
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.
1:1 Tutoring From Expert Academics
Students on the Oxbridge Online Research Programme will develop key skills essential for success at higher education.
Independent Study & Research Skills
Oxford and Cambridge put huge emphasis on the importance of self-study and development, and this course will help you learn more about how best to research and achieve your goals
The research project will culminate either in a dissertation-style essay or a complex presentation. Both formats will require you to be able to present your work to a high-quality, including how to frame arguments, analyse and reference appropriately.
Oxbridge Teaching Experience
The Oxbridge Online Research Programme provides a unique opportunity to learn from expert academics, and receive top-quality tuition, similar to undergraduates studying in Oxford and Cambridge.
1:1 Tutoring From Expert Academics
How It Works
Receive A Personalised Programme Tailored To Your Goals
1. Submit Your Enrolment
Once you have submitted your enrolment and paid a deposit, you will be send a booking confirmation asking for more information on your academic background and goals.
2. Be Matched With One Of Our Expert Tutors
Using your academic background form, our team will match your profile with one of our expert tutors from Oxford or Cambridge University.
3. Receive Your Course Induction Pack
Once your tutor has been found, timetable confirmed and full fees received, you will receive final instructions containing details about your programme, such as a course overview, how to access your virtual classroom, as well as any additional material from your tutor.
4. Start Your Course
The course is available as 2, 4 or 8 week programme, with 5 hours of 1:1 tutorials each week. You will also be required to research and prepare your project in your own time.
At the end of the course, your academic research project will be independently assessed and you will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a detailed evaluation from your tutor.
Sample Engineering Research Projects
Module 1 - Cleaner CombustionEngineering a better world: How can we design cleaner combustion technologies?
Module 2 - Covid-19 In The AirWhat can aerosol models tell us about the virus spread?
Module 3 - Plastic ElectronicsAre plastic electronics a flexible solution to 21st century technology?
Module 4 - Designer MaterialsThe isolation of graphene led to the discovery of a variety of 2D materials. How can these be combined to create new 'designer materials' and boost technology?
2 Week Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£2,495
4 Week Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£3,995
8 Week Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£6,995