Throughout the Immerse Education Engineering summer school for 13-15 year olds, you will learn the foundations of engineering, reside at a Cambridge University College, and develop new engineering skills as you work through a carefully constructed syllabus.
You will gain a better understanding of the history and trends within engineering, as well as gaining practical insight into problem-solving through a series of practical tasks and logic puzzles. You will also explore the fundamentals of topics such as thermodynamics, materials, mechanics and electrical engineering
Uncover the diversity and potential of this interdisciplinary field
Develop problem-solving skills and apply theory to practical challenges
Understand the practical and ethical challenges faced by engineering professionals
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
Trace the history of Engineering across four industrial revolutions, exploring the breakthroughs that were made and the impact that these developments had on future engineers. Based on this context, you will discuss what the future of engineering could look like.
You will explore the mechanisms behind the components of telephones and radios. Learn how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work, as well as AM and FM radio systems. Armed with the theoretical principles, you’ll then be challenged to create your own radio receiver.
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.
You will be presented with a known problem and asked to work in pairs to create a solution based on the engineering principles that have been encountered. You will then present your idea and demonstrate a working prototype to your peers before facing questions.
If you’d like further information about our programmes, simply complete the form below. A member of the team at Immerse Education would be more than happy to help!
If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the Engineering summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus. What’s inside?
– Full programme timetable
– Featured Cambridge University colleges
– Exclusive discount code
During the Engineering summer school you will
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
Cambridge is internationally renowned for its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. You will live and study in your own individual room in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The Engineering Summer School is available on the following dates:
Complete the form to receive a copy of the Syllabus Overview, which includes detailed example topics that you will learn during your time in Cambridge. Each topic is carefully selected by our expert tutors to provide a challenging and stimulating academic programme.