The Introduction to Engineering course from Oxford Royale Academy provides students with a comprehensive grounding in all things Engineering. The practical skills and theoretical knowledge gained give students a head start in future studies and careers in this competitive sector.
During their two weeks of study, participants dive straight into the discipline, covering the diverse branches of Engineering Science including Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering. Students acquire practical skills through a series of design-led workshops, enabling them to gain a thorough understanding of the discipline. Classes also ensure that students are taught the fundamental principles of each strand of Engineering Science, leaving them well equipped for a future in Engineering.
This course offers an interactive learning experience for students keen to immerse themselves in the dynamic field of Engineering Science. Classes will introduce the technical and analytical skills that are vital to pursuing a degree and career in Engineering.
The programme is suitable both for those seeking to experience the practical applications of scientific theory and for those who aim to pursue further education in the field of Engineering Science.
By the end of the course students will have:
The Introduction to Engineering course will cover a wide range of theory and concepts, including:
The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Introduction and knowledge refresher: elementary physics, scalars and vectors||Lesson 11: Electrical Engineering, knowledge refresher: Ohm’s law, circuit symbols|
|Lesson 2: Knowledge refresher: elementary mathematics, probability, progression, series||Lesson 12: Working of a potentiometer, chemical battery|
|Lesson 3: Spaghetti tower||Lesson 13: Construction of a solenoid|
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: Assessing mechanical motion in everyday life||Lesson 14: Introduction to Bioengineering|
|Lesson 5: Concept of stress, strain, problem-solving lesson||Lesson 15: Introduction to Chemical Engineering|
|Wednesday||Field trip or guest speakers||Lesson 16-17: Presentations|
|Lesson 18: Different forms of Sustainable Engineering|
|Thursday||Lesson 6: Analysis of bridges, dams and buildings||Lesson 19: Logical and mathematical puzzles: a systematic approach to solving puzzles|
|Lesson 7: Analysis of beam deformation||Lesson 20: Introduction to binary system|
|Friday||Lesson 8: Design contest: proposals and feedback||Lesson 21: Introduction to Engineering courses at university|
|Lesson 9: Design contest: construction||Lesson 22: Group discussion of personal statements|
|Lesson 10: Design contest: construction and testing||Lesson 23: Mock interviews and final lesson|
Take this course if you have been inspired by the many feats of engineering from around the world, and you want to understand the fundamentals underpinning this dynamic subject.
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