Engineering Summer School in Cambridge

ENGINEERING

Academic exploration for 13-15 years old

Engineering Summer School Programme Overview:

  • Programme: Engineering
  • Fee: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge University colleges

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Summary

The work of engineers influences everything around us. Every product, structure and innovation relies on solid engineering to become a reality. From the pen you write with to the to bus that takes you to school, engineering is everywhere. As it allows us to power cities, make movies and even fly around the world, engineering is clearly vital but, moreover, it’s also fascinating.

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If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the world of engineering, our two week residential programme may be perfect for you. Taught in one Cambridge’s prestigious colleges, the programme allows participants to explore a variety of exciting topics and gain some practical skills that will give them an insight into the work of engineers.

Cambridge Engineering Summer School Summary

The work of engineers has influenced everything around us. Every product, structure and innovation relies on solid engineering to become a reality. It allows us to power cities, make movies and even fly around the world – engineering is as crucial as it is fascinating.

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the world of engineering, our two week residential programme may be perfect for you. Taught in one of Cambridge University’s prestigious colleges, the programme allows participants to explore a variety of exciting topics and gain the practical skills to give them an insight into the work of engineers. Our team of expert tutors will encourage each participant to develop the logical and analytical skills required to study engineering.

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious

Engineering Summer School Key Benefits

Understand how diverse fields (visual arts, philosophy, and science) influence modern engineering

Learn how technology, and software is radically transforming the field of engineering

Work on personal projects, solve real-world problems, and present your solutions in class

Discuss the socio-economic impact and ethical implications of practicing engineering

Consider the real-life practicalities of modern design as you review a series of case studies

Learn to keep up with scientific literature and apply these new ideas to your work

Topics Covered

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We aim to give students an exceptional experience that not only expands their knowledge but also inspires them, fuelling their passion and giving them the chance to develop practical skills. During the programme, participants will gain an understanding of historical and recent developments in the field and explore a number of exciting topics such as renewable energy, structural engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, and gain a working knowledge of the laws of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

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Below you’ll find a list of topics that you’ll explore in detail with your peers/class:

  • Elementary theory in Mathematics and Physics (essential to Engineering Science)
  • Manufacturing concepts including function, environment and safety in Mechanical and Structural Engineering
  • The application of electromechanics and circuit theory to Electrical Engineering
  • The interaction of logic and mathematics fundamental to engineering
  • Practical design skills and processes fundamental to Engineering
  • Creative approaches to current and future problems within the fields of Biomedical
  • Chemical and Sustainable Engineering

Topics Covered

We aim to give students an exceptional experience that not only expands their knowledge but also inspires them, fuelling their passion and giving them the chance to develop practical skills. During the programme, participants will gain an understanding of historical and recent developments in the field and explore a number of exciting topics such as renewable energy, structural engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, and gain a working knowledge of the laws of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Other topics may include:

  • Elementary theory in Mathematics and Physics (essential to Engineering Science)
  • Manufacturing concepts including function, environment and safety in Mechanical and Structural Engineering
  • The application of electromechanics and circuit theory to Electrical Engineering
  • The interaction of logic and mathematics fundamental to engineering
  • Practical design skills and processes fundamental to Engineering
  • Creative approaches to current and future problems within the fields of Biomedical
  • Chemical and Sustainable Engineering

The Immerse Engineering programme covers a unique mix of advanced concepts. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

The course is geared towards participants aged 13-15 looking to study engineering at university but want a better understanding of the course topics and work involved. With this in mind, we aim to provide an experience that gives participants a taste of university while introducing them to some of the key concepts and developments in the field.

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Over the duration of the programme, our expert tutors will facilitate a number of engaging activities to build participants’ skills and knowledge until the course culminates with a project that allows participants to test their understanding and out their abilities to practical use.

In completing the course, students will:

  • Applied practical skills in design-led workshops and activities
  • Explored the application of engineering solutions to both everyday problems and more complex issues
  • Built their knowledge and understanding of the foundations of scientific theory behind Engineering, including Maths and Physics
  • Explored possibilities for their future careers
  • Learnt about the fundamental specialisations in Engineering branches, including civil, mechanical and electrical


Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Engineering Summer Course Outcomes

The programme is geared towards participants aged 13-15 interested in studying engineering int the future but who want a better understanding of the course topics and work involved. With this in mind, we aim to provide an experience that gives participants a taste of university-style education while introducing them to some of the key concepts and developments in the field.

Over the duration of the programme, our expert tutors will facilitate a number of engaging activities to build participants’ skills and knowledge until the course culminates with a project that allows participants to test their understanding and put their abilities to practical use.

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In completing the course, students will have:

  • Applied practical skills in design-led workshops and activities
  • Explored the application of engineering solutions to both everyday problems and more complex issues
  • Built their knowledge and understanding of the foundations of scientific theory behind Engineering, including Maths and Physics
  • Explored possibilities for their future careers
  • Learnt about the fundamental specialisations in Engineering branches, including civil, mechanical and electrical

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Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event
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Case Studies

Henry Tran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

2016 Engineering Alumnus

Henry participated in our Engineering programme in 2016. Here's what he has to say about his time with Immerse Education:

Since studying with Immerse I have really enjoyed my engineering life and am excited to see what the futures holds. I'm currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and hope to find an engineering work placement and complete the second year of my studies next.

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Immerse taught me that with an engineering degree one can pretty much enter any field of work they desire and even though I did not take Physics at A-level, Immerse helped me through my first year when my physics knowledge was lacking. It was a wonderful time I'd highly recommend it to anyone, you make friends for life whilst being mentally stimulated at the same time.

Learn more about our alumni's exciting journeys on our Alumni Success page

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Ready to enrol?

The Engineering Summer School is available on the following dates:

4th – 17th August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

The Engineering Programme takes place in the following locations

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

Queens' spans both sides of the River Cam and is connected by the famous mathematical bridge.

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Founded in 1448

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

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