Destination Engineer summer school
Research, design, build and test in our engineering labs and workshops.
This programme is now closed for 2022 applications.
|Programme dates||Sunday 24 July to Saturday 6 August 2022|
|Benefits||For all students, regardless of fee status, the work experience gained through the Destination Engineer Summer School will be recognised in future undergraduate degree applications by the University of Bristol.|
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.
What you'll learn
What engineers do
We will explain the wide variety of engineers – aerospace, civil, electrical, electronic and mechanical – and the types of jobs that they carry out. This additional insight will help you to choose your degree with confidence.
We will describe some projects for you to carry out in our laboratories and workshops. These will combine any of aerospace, civil, electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering. For example, you may be creating and testing models of a building to withstand earthquakes, a wind turbine to generate electricity, a self-guiding vehicle, or an intelligent machine to play a game. All projects will include these elements:
Collaborating with other students and teaching staff, design an object that will fulfill the project description.
Using our workshop facilities, and with assistance from our staff, build your design.
Try our your design, and look for ways to improve its performance.
Describe your design and the results from your tests, and show what you have learned. Our staff will give you feedback on your work, plus prizes for the best projects.
- Group work and problem-solving skills
Learn how to work with other students to develop and exchange ideas, and turn project descriptions into working designs.
- Practical skills
Learn to use a range of manufacturing methods and equipment.
- Communication and presentation skills
Learn to describe your achievements to our staff.
Where you'll learn
Teaching is delivered in laboratories and workshops in the Faculty of Engineering.
Learn more about the Faculty of Engineering, where you will be based.
You must meet all of the below requirements to be eligible for this summer school.
|Application deadline||22 June 2022|
|Study level||Pre-undergraduate: currently in high school or 16–18 further education|
You must be studying high school (level 3) mathematics and physics.
You must also be interested in studying a degree in any branch of engineering.
|Academic requirements||You must be a strong student maintaining a good academic record.|
|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 visting our Profile E language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. If you took the CET-4 or CET-6 tests, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what scores we will accept.
|Age||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.
This programme is designed for international students, but we also welcome applications from the UK.
You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.
We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.