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Engineering Summer School in Cambridge

Career-focused experience in the world of Engineering

Interested in a career in Engineering? The Immerse Education Engineering summer programme will allow you an insight into careers in the industry. Using project-based learning and practical study, you will research and explore real-world scenarios, working alongside other academically talented participants to innovate and pitch a groundbreaking solution.

Interactive workshops and networking events offer you the opportunity to learn from the professionals, to see where you would best fit in the industry. Learning from those at the forefront of their field, you’ll receive industry feedback and personal career coaching to prepare you for future success.

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Learn from exceptional institutions and industry leaders changing the world of business

On the Engineering programme, subject-focused days include visits and/or workshops with:

  1. School of Coding
  2. The Science Museum
  3. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour & Talk
  4. Transport for London: Secrets of the Underground
  5. Crumble Robotics Workshop
  6. Thorpe Park – The Science of Rollercoasters

Learning from those at the forefront of their field, you’ll receive industry feedback and personal career advice to prepare you for future success.

Industry Workshops

Engage in thrilling industry workshops

Thorpe Park – The Science of Rollercoasters

Thope Park Resort is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers featuring some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters and amusement park rides. Through a Ted Talk style exploration, you’ll discover how crucial considerations of accelerations, Newton’s Laws and Forces are in designing and maintaining the park’s rides.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a sporting complex and public park in east London. It was purpose-built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. At the Olympic Park, students receive a guided tour to discover the stages and considerations involved in urban regeneration

Transport for London (TFL)

TFL secrets of the London Underground is an initiative from Hidden London, which explores ‘forgotten’ parts of the London Underground Tube network and goes behind the scenes at some of London’s busiest stations. In this workshop, you’ll explore the tunnels, learning what it takes to construct city-wide transportation with a huge number of variables and the changes in engineering over the years

School of Coding: Drone Coding and VR

School of Coding offers practical, hands-on VR, Robotics and Coding workshops to inspire the next generation of computer programmers. This is a chance to flaunt your inventive skills. Learn how to code your own drone, and then showcase your creation through an organised assault course with precision, and speed!

Sample Workshop Activities

Find out what it takes to work in the industry through real-world projects

You will explore concepts and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world. In classes averaging 7 students, you will be guided by expert project leads who offer an insight into their industry.

Our rigorous vetting process guarantees that all participants are taught by engaging and supportive educators who are, most of all, enthusiastic about sharing their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.

  • Average class size of 7

    Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 Career Coaching

    Personal support and guidance for success
  • Professional development workshops

    Building essential skills for success
  • World-class experience

    Learn from experts leading the way

Guest speakers from previous summers

Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Tutors & Speakers
Immerse Partnerships

School Of Coding

Immerse Education is proud to be partnering with School Of Coding, whose aim is to inspire and excite students across the UK about the possibilities of studying computer science.

Recently featured on BBC News, School Of Coding aims to inspire students and create future tech leaders with fantastic educational, hands-on workshops. 

Our Career Insights students have the opportunity to explore coding with School of Coding, where they will learn about the use of coding using real-world examples and explore computer science as a branch of the vast and ever-growing engineering career path.

Our Alumni says

Our tutor was amazing. He knew the answer to every question that you could think of about engineering, and knew about everyone’s specialist subjects and was happy to discuss opportunities in each field with us.

My favourite aspect of the programme would be going on trips such as the tour of the London Underground, and how engineering plays such a vital role. It’s so much easier to learn and focus when there’s something that’s always keeping your attention rather than just having to focus only on lectures and classroom learning.

The thing that I found the most fun was socialising with everyone, whether it’s engineers or the medics or business people. We’ve only known them for two weeks, and this sounds so cheesy, but I feel like I’ve known them for years because we’re always together, we’re always helping each other.

Ferris M
Attended Immerse in 2022
Career Insights Engineering Participant

Immerse™ Engineering Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Career Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Theory & Research

    Theory & Research
    This introductory module introduces key concepts in the fields of engineering. You will examine real-world data, recent developments in the industry and innovative case studies across civil, mechanical, sustainable and aerospace engineering. You will learn how to use your data and research in product development, and practise presenting your insights in a professional setting.
  • Module 2 - Practical Experience

    Practical Experience
    Exposure to the industry brings future careers to life. Workshops may include a session with the Dyson Institute, a robotics master class with the School of Coding plus visits to industry heavyweights like Jaguar Land Rover or Transport for London. You'll get to see for yourself the engineering innovators that are changing the face of the industry.
  • Module 3 - Real-World Project

    Real-World Project
    As part of the engineering programme, your job is to offer an innovative solution to improve transport around London. You’ll begin by examining the problem and speaking to those it most impacts, for example meeting with Transport for London and London Assembly. You’ll investigate existing solutions and work on product development, taking into account available technology, budget and timeframe. The programme culminates in an opportunity to pitch your product or service to industry professionals.
  • Module 4 - Professional Development

    Professional Development
    Bridging the gap between education and the world of work, this module offers an insight into existing and emerging careers in engineering. These sessions are made up of guest lectures and expert panel discussions with speakers from world-famous institutions like MIT, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, and experience at leading companies like Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce.
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Experience London Life

Unbeatable excursions

The Career Insights timetable includes a fantastic social and cultural programme with the following excursions:

  • Visit iconic London landmarks
  • Explore a world-famous museum after dark
  • Learn new skills at an indoor skate park
  • Catch award-winning theatre on the West End
  • Experience exceptional urban regeneration at the Olympic Park
  • Experience London Life


    Live and study in

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    Live in the Heart of London

    Career Insights takes place in our capital city, renowned as a hub of creativity, innovation and vibrant culture.

    Home to more iconic buildings and landmarks than any other place in the world, London is a place to be inspired and enjoy direct access to the industries of the future.

    UCL Accommodation Common Room

    Dynamic and comfortable accommodation

    Career Insights students will stay at Astor College. UCL’s award-winning student accommodation in the heart of Fitzrovia, with iconic London locations at walking distance in every direction.

    The residence boasts of modern communal lounges a furnished outdoor courtyard and attractive open plan dining areas.

    This will be your home away from home as you engage in an exciting industry-focussed programme to help shape your future.

    UCL Campus

    World-class facilities

    With accommodation perfectly placed to explore the sights and sounds of our capital city, living in London means being connected with world-famous universities and iconic landmarks.

    Located between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, we make the most of our great location with visits to industry hubs across the city, enjoying the incredible food, culture and history on offer.

    Our accommodation offers a comfortable, convenient base from which to explore the city.


    Pastoral care and safety

    An accredited provider of academic short courses

    Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.

    The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.

    For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

    Pastoral Care

    Meet Immerse's mentors and
    college managers

    All of our team members are approachable and supportive. Check out some of our previous team:
    • Eliza, Cambridge
      Eliza's infectious enthusiasm - from the academic sessions to the talent show -means that she's a firm favourite amongst Immerse students.
    • Dylan, Cambridge
      Dylan has been both an Immerse Mentor and a College Manager twice! He's known for going the extra mile to make the Immerse experience exceptional.
    • Ore, Cambridge
      Ore participated in Immerse as a student before joining the team whilst studying at Cambridge, relating her Immerse experience to new students.
    • Maia, Cambridge
      Maia is a Cambridge University Theology student who participated in the Immerse Philosophy programme.
    • Murray, Cambridge
      Murray is an enthusiastic Medicine student at Cambridge University, who is always eager to help Immerse students make the best of their experience.
    • Olivia, Cambridge
      Olivia studies Medicine at Cambridge and has a knack for making friends with each of her mentor 'family' - creating a home away from home.
    Pastoral Care
    • 14th – 27th July 2024

    • 30th June – 13th July 2024

    13 nights accommodation in central London
    Breakfast and dinner included on campus (lunch included for students aged 13-14)
    Visits to leading industries
    40 hours of project sessions from subject experts
    Real-world project workshops
    1:1 Career Coaching
    Full and half day excursions to iconic London landmarks
    Formal dinner at a top London restaurant
    Graduation ceremony and certificate
    Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach
    Comprehensive summer school insurance
    Mentor family photograph


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