Destination Engineer

Please note that we are not currently offering pre-undergraduate summer schools for under-18 students in Summer 2024. We hope to return with our pre-undergraduate programmes in Summer 2025, and will publish details of these in due course.

Research, design, build and test in our engineering labs and workshops.

Programme dates TBC
Programme fee TBC
What's included
Benefits Successfully completing the Summer School guarantees you an offer for onward applications to University of Bristol Engineering undergraduate courses, providing that you meet the full entry requirements of the course applied for. 

About this programme

Engineers create an enormous range of life-enhancing and valuable products, from silicon chips to aeroplanes to skyscrapers. Based in our laboratories and workshops, you will work in small teams with our staff to research, design, build and test a variety of objects. The emphasis will be on creativity and hands-on practical skills. You will present your work to a panel of experts who will assess it and give you feedback.

Entry requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be eligible for this summer school.

Application deadline TBC
Study level


Currently in 6th form college / high school / Y12-Y13 (16–18 further education).

Subject requirements

You must be studying mathematics and physics at A-level, International Baccalaureate Higher Level or international equivalents.

Academic requirements

You must be a strong student maintaining a good academic record.

You should be on track to meet typical entry requirements for our undergraduate engineering degree programmes.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet (or be due to meet by the time you apply to University) our English language Profile E.

You can view the tests and levels we accept by visiting our Profile E language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab.


16 or over at the time of the summer school.

This summer school is for high school students who are not yet studying at university level.

Why choose a Bristol Summer?

We provide accommodation, meals, and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.

Contact us

You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.

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