Throughout the Immerse Education Engineering summer school programme for 16-18 year olds, you will be introduced to the engineering topics that form the foundation of Engineering at university, reside at a Cambridge University College, and develop new skills as you work through a carefully constructed syllabus.
You will be equipped with introductory insights to help decide whether you should pursue studying engineering at university level. You’ll learn first-year engineering topics and develop both their theoretical and practical understanding through an exciting syllabus designed by expert tutors from leading universities.
Explore a diverse and multidisciplinary field at university level
Understand advanced engineering principles through a series of practical tasks
Uncover the ideas behind some of the greatest engineering solutions of the past century
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
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. Theory is then put into practice as you construct your own radio receiver.
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.
At the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology research, you will explore this fascinating and diverse field to evaluate existing materials and consider new substances at the forefront of current research. Participants will also explore how new materials are developed and tested.
Participants will be presented with a known problem and asked to work in pairs to create a solution based on the engineering principles that they have encountered. They will then present their idea and demonstrate a working prototype to their 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.