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Engineering: Oxford Summer School Online 2021

Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Engineering Summer School 2021, delivered online as part of our Oxford Summer School Online, and taught by elite ORA academic faculty.

Why study Engineering?

Wondering what future study or a career in Engineering is like? Join our online Engineering Summer School and enjoy a taste of this challenging yet rewarding discipline. Our online global classroom of budding engineers from around the world allows you to combine your creativity and critical thinking. Get to grips with the branches of Engineering including Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering through a series on design-led workshops. Examine the challenges facing the modern engineer and explore some of the major unsolved problems that contemporary Engineering faces.

Secure your place on our Online Engineering Summer School with Oxford Royale Academy and give yourself a head start.

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Introduction to Engineering for ages 13-15 – Course Summary

The Introduction to Engineering course from Oxford Royale Academy provides you with a comprehensive grounding in all things Engineering. The practical skills and theoretical knowledge gained give you a head start in future studies and careers in this competitive sector.

During the course, you will dive straight into the discipline, covering the diverse branches of Engineering Science including Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering. You will acquire practical skills through a series of design-led workshops, enabling you to gain a thorough understanding of the discipline. Classes also ensure that you are taught the fundamental principles of each strand of Engineering Science, leaving you well equipped for a future in Engineering.

Course Topics

The following is a list of sample topics that may be covered on the course.

  • Mathematics and physics knowledge refreshers
  • Mechanical motion in everyday life
  • Bridges, dams and buildings
  • Electrical engineering
  • Sustainable and socially-responsible engineering
  • Design contest presentations
  • The future of engineering

Kindly note that the exact syllabus is subject to change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand and appreciate the fundamentals of engineering science
  • Be able to apply engineering thought processes to analyse, understand and explain the world around you
  • Possess an understanding of the modern applications of engineering
  • Feel more confident presenting arguments, analysis and opinions to your peers, both online and in person
  • Have gained an insight into what future study and a career in engineering may involve

Earn your certificate

After your amazing summer of discovery, we know that you’ll want to share your success with your family, friends and teachers back at home. We also know that you’ll want to understand from your ORA tutor what you did particularly well on your course, but also where there might be room for future learning and development.

After successfully completing your course, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, awarded at a memorable ceremony hosted for you and your parents on the final Friday of your summer school. We’ll also provide a detailed report card, highlighting all that you have achieved during your time with us, as well as some next steps for future success.

Engineering for ages 16-18 – Course Summary

Future-facing and intellectually challenging, Engineering is an exciting and rewarding discipline. This online summer Engineering course introduces you to the fundamentals of Engineering and gives you a taste of the wide range of options you have when studying Engineering at university. You will examine the challenges facing the modern engineer and explore some of the major unsolved problems that contemporary Engineering faces.

This course uses an applied approach, designed to give you as much opportunity as possible to stretch your academic skills, test out your understanding of theoretical concepts through practical tasks and university level problem-solving methods, and to explore different branches of Engineering. You are encouraged to consider Engineering as a multi-disciplinary subject, drawing on scientific theory and mathematics to understand and develop technical solutions.

Course Topics

The following is a list of sample topics that may be covered on the course.

  • Calculus – differentiation and integration
  • Key problems and challenges in mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Applied fluid dynamics
  • Key problems and challenges in civil and structural engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Key problems and challenges in chemical engineering
  • Stress analysis
  • Key problems and challenges in electrical engineering
  • Applied thermodynamics
  • The future of engineering – the challenges of renewable energy

Kindly note that the exact syllabus is subject to change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have a solid foundation of knowledge about the different engineering disciplines
  • Be able to apply core engineering principles to key engineering systems
  • Know how to use calculus, fluid mechanics, stress analysis and thermodynamic principles to solve challenging engineering problems
  • Have strengthened your problem-solving skills across all the disciplines of engineering, the sciences and mathematics
  • Understand the practical requirements of studying engineering at university
  • Feel more confident when presenting your analyses, deductions and opinions to your peers, both online and in person
  • Have gained an insight into what it would be like to study an engineering degree at university level, and to ultimately become an engineer

Earn your certificate

After your amazing summer of discovery, we know that you’ll want to share your success with your family, friends and teachers back at home. We also know that you’ll want to understand from your ORA tutor what you did particularly well on your course, but also where there might be room for future learning and development.

After successfully completing your course, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, awarded at a memorable ceremony hosted for you and your parents on the final Friday of your summer school. We’ll also provide a detailed report card, highlighting all that you have achieved during your time with us, as well as some next steps for future success.

Experience the magic of an ORA summer school from your own home

Offering a structured week of lectures, seminars and virtual project work, led by ORA’s elite tutoring faculty, the Oxford Royale Academy Online programmes provide many of the academic and teamwork benefits of an On Campus Summer School to students in their own homes.

Lectures and seminars are led by members of ORA’s distinguished academic faculty, many of whom have studied at top universities in the UK and overseas, including Oxbridge, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and more. Our faculty includes senior doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs, business leaders who have worked in Fortune 500 companies, engineers, scientists and more.

Why Choose Oxford Summer School Online?

World-class teaching faculty

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders in film and fashion, acclaimed authors, and more! We assemble our diverse faculty from all over the world, exclusively for you, so you only learn from the very best. During each virtual lecture you will learn from the world's leading academics, while also being able to ask questions and discuss material in a fully immersive digital learning environment using Microsoft teams.

A global classroom

Our Online Summer School consists of week-long summer courses starting every Monday from the beginning of May to the end of August. Our courses are the perfect way to expand on your knowledge and prepare you for any study ahead, while also being an engaging and exciting dive into new or familiar subjects. Guided and independent study periods, along with student-led breakout rooms, enable you to explore your chosen field with expert tutors and international peers. These interactive sessions are more student-led and provide a unique opportunity for learning and an exchange of ideas in a truly global classroom. You will learn as from each other as well as from your tutor, broadening your view of the world and expanding your appreciation for different peoples and cultures.

Individual tutoring for Research Projects

If group lessons are not for you, and you would prefer to have individual tutoring to develop your own independent research project you can contact our team to arrange this. We will match you with a world class academic with expertise in your field of interest. Over a minimum of 3 weeks, you will have the opportunity to independently develop a research project, with 10 hours' worth of one-to-one contact with your tutor. This project will give you the chance to expand your knowledge and delve deeper into a subject you are passionate about. Your project will be assessed and graded with detailed feedback, and a letter of recommendation and/or certificate will be awarded upon completion.

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Full Enrichment Programme

You will enjoy a full enrichment programme that includes lectures and seminars from industry experts and professionals on relevant global topics, as well as workshops on university applications and talks from prestigious universities. The aim of the Enrichment Programme is to enhance students' key skills and allow them the opportunity to link, socialise and network with their international peers.

Access to our On Demand learning library

As a student of the Oxford Summer School Online, you will have free access to our library of digital content with over 20 on-demand courses featuring almost 100 hours of self-paced learning material. There will also be the opportunity to book additional live tutoring with Oxford Royale faculty members, should you wish to build on the material covered in your virtual session.

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