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At A Glance

  • Length of Course: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition: 15 Hours Per Week
  • Campus: St Hugh’s
  • Age Range: 15 to 17 Years
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Key Skills Developed: Engineering, innovation, design & teamwork
  • Language Level Required: Intermediate and Above
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: All Engineering disciplines

 

View our Engineering course overview here.

 

Why Choose Engineering?

Engineering is an ideal course for students who wish to pursue an Engineering discipline as a career or at university. It provides an in-depth introduction to the fields of innovation, design and construction. Students will analyse both technical aspects of engineering, such as in the construction of bridges, buildings, electronic circuits and mechanical design, as well as the social impact of engineering, such as in how the subject is used to tackle environmental, urban and logistical issues.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how scientific and mathematical principles of Engineering can be applied
  • To introduce core concepts in Engineering
  • To develop an awareness of key scientific laws and principles behind mechanical and technical Engineering.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance of design in the role of Engineering.
  • To develop an understanding of the many fields of application of Engineering design, including commercial, social and environmental fields.
  • To develop key transferable skills in public speaking and debating.
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively.

How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

A vital skill required for the study of Engineering is the ability to apply scientific and mathematical rules to eye-catching designs. This is a central focus in our Engineering course and throughout the Time to Shine project, students will be given an engineering challenge task which they will research and develop, before presenting it to an audience of their fellow students.

What You’ll Take Away


Building Bridges across Engineering Disciplines
In our interactive and communicative Engineering course, students study elements of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Students focus on both the scientific and mathematical principles of these disciplines, and learn how these can be applied through our practical project lessons.

The Science of How Things Work
In our project lessons, students will look at such engineering challenges as the construction of bridges, towers and buildings, how fundamental principles (such as Newtonian and non-Newtonian physics, Lenz’s Law and Bernoulli’s Principle) determine the possibilities of such feats. We will also look at how leading engineers have applied style to functionality, in order to create such design icons as Faraday’s motor and Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes.