Engineering Summer School

Engineering is at the intersection of innovation, design and construction. Utilising both science and mathematics, Engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles to solve real-world problems, such as in the construction of bridges, buildings, electronic circuits and mechanical design. It is also used to address critical issues in todays global climate such as water and air pollution, and other such areas in the promotion of healthy ecosystems. Our Engineering summer school course is designed for students who wish to develop their understanding of thermodynamics, mechanical engineering, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics and electromagnetism through university-style seminars, lectures and workshops.

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Engineering Summer School

Key benefits and outcomes

  • Strengthen your knowledge of key Engineering subject areas in both theory and practice.
  • Learn how engineers work and gain unique, authentic and practical experience of working in Engineering through SBC’s industry experience programme.
  • Learn the core academic and professional skills needed for your life at university and beyond, such as collaboration, creativity, ideation and communication.
  • Through coaching sessions with our academic experts, improve your university application with the knowledge, motivation and ambition you demonstrate on this course.

Course Highlights

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    Learn from top academics

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    Work alongside industry professionals

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    Prepare for your future

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Learn from top academics

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Work alongside industry professionals

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Prepare for your future

Learn from top academics

  • Leading guest lecturers
  • Practical design tasks and projects

In our interactive and communicative Engineering seminars, 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.

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 project module design task in which students will be given an engineering challenge task which they will research and develop, before presenting their results to an audience of their fellow students. 

Work alongside industry professionals in Engineering

  • Authentic workplace experiences.
  • Personalised connection with engineering professionals.
  • Real insight into a career in Engineering.

In our Engineering industry experience placement programme, our Engineering students will experience the working life of a laboratory involved in the field of Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Students will learn the scientific and mathematical principles of these disciplines directly from industry professionals and learn how these concepts can be applied in a professional setting.


Prepare for your future in Engineering

  • Develop transferable soft skills
  • Master analytical academic skills
  • Expert guidance with your university applications

Our university coaching sessions develop the academic and soft skills essential for university study and provide effective strategies to employ in university applications, exams and interviews. The sessions will inspire confidence, develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, among other essential academic skills needed to become successful at university.


Below you’ll find an example overview of a typical 2-weeks on the Engineering summer school course at Oxford College.
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

Engineering Summer School

Engineering takes place at Oxford College (Ages 15 – 17).  To find out more about our Oxford College campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page

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