Summary

Engineering is a discipline at the forefront of innovation and problem solving. Through the application of complex mathematic and scientific principles, engineers are responsible for solving structural and technological problems from creating the perfect cup of coffee to building a structure that will stand the test of time. On the two-week Immerse Engineering programme, participants aged 16-18 will learn the skills necessary to work creatively and use their imagination to design elegant and robust solutions to challenging real-life problems. Participants will explore a diverse range of undergraduate-level Engineering topics, providing a taster of what it’s like to study the discipline at university level.

Participants in the programme follow a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of the most fascinating topics in Engineering. As they work through material, participants will cover everything from the most basic principle of material engineering to the complex laws governing thermodynamics and fluids. Additionally, participants will be assigned a final project where they’ll be tasked with solving a challenging engineering problem of their choice. The programme is an exceptional opportunity to explore a subject that is not typically explored at secondary school level.

Throughout this programme, participants will live and study at a Cambridge University college. This exciting opportunity to live more independently is a great first step before participants begin their undergraduate studies. By the time they return home, participants will have learned both key engineering concepts, alongside gaining first-hand experience of university life.

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 in particular, 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 while reviewing a series of case studies

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

Topics Covered

The two-week Engineering curriculum at Immerse will challenge participants to think outside the box, using science and maths to solve complicated problems. Tutors will support and guide participants through their learning, encouraging them to try new techniques and methods as they tackle exciting challenges. After a brief introduction to the field, participants will review key ideas (Newton’s three laws, kinematics, inertia, etc.) before moving on to advanced concepts usually not seen until the first year of university.

For example, participants will discuss the practical realities of material engineering, learning what makes solutions stable and structurally sound. Then, they will discover the exciting worlds of electrical and software engineering as they analyse the systems behind everyday objects. Finally, they will complete the programme by covering advanced topics including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and bio-inspired engineering.

In the final academic sessions, participants will also explore the practical realities of being an engineer. This means, among other things, learning how new discoveries affect individual work, how the scientific community communicates, and how they can contribute their own ideas to the public discourse. Participants will be given the chance to work on a personal engineering project and present it to the class by the end of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated March 27, 2019
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