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Designing Tomorrow: Engineering, Robotics & Technology

Oxford Royale Academy's award winning Engineering, Robotics and Technology summer school on the campus of Yale

Discover your career pathway in engineering and technology

“Designing Tomorrow” provides you with an introduction to the emerging technology that is shaping the future. Providing a broad foundation into engineering principles and fields, it will inspire you to take on the future’s grand challenges from alterative energy to advanced robotics and beyond.

Get a head start in your future studies and career by studying Engineering, Robotics and Technology in Yale this summer.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Design tomorrow’s solutions through a comprehensive overview of the intersection of engineering, advanced robotics, and technology. Future facing and intellectually challenging, you will explore a wide range of engineering disciplines with specific applications in the fields of advanced robotics and technology.
  • Step into the future as you visit emerging technology firms like Honeybee Robotics, a global leader in advanced robotic solutions on earth and in space, and engage with thought leaders and futurists who are already designing tomorrow.
  • Apply theoretical concepts and problem-solving methodologies to real-world challenges through the “Designing Tomorrow Capstone Project”. You will design, develop, and propose a technical innovation to a grand challenge that will enhance your team building, project management, data visualization, and presenting skills.

What’s included?

  • Residential on the prestigious campus of Yale University
  • Inspiring courses taught by experts
  • International student community
  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programmes included
  • Graduation, report cards and certificate
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • 17.5 hours of tuition per week
  • Inspirational cultural programmes
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What you will learn

On this course you will:

  • Compare multiple fields of engineering and find your potential career pathway.
  • Gain insight into emerging technology, advanced robotics, and the grand challenges of engineering.
  • Learn and apply engineering principles to design challenges.
  • Enhance your problem solving and critical thinking skills through the Capstone Project.
  • Strengthen your capacity and skills for project leadership.

Great For Students Thinking About

  • Solving grand challenges like access to clean water, feeding the planet, or the next generation of advanced robotics
  • Identifying and exploring the different fields of engineering
  • Pursuing an Engineering, Computer Science, or Technology degree at University
  • Becoming the next generation of technological thinkers and leaders
Find out more here

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 life on the campus of Yale University

What’s life like at a world-renowned Ivy League university that can trace its roots back over 300 years? Whose alumni include five American Presidents and four signatories of the American Declaration of Independence? Join us in summer 2022 to find out! Your summer school takes place at a residential college on the campus of Yale University, an institution dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and training the next generation of world leaders. Experience authentic undergraduate life as you sleep in student bedrooms, socialise in a college buttery, and explore Yale’s astounding campus. Learn in the lecture theatres and classrooms where 20 Nobel laureates and 32 Pulitzer Prize-winners developed the key academic and life skills crucial for future success.

Learn from the world’s best minds

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a new discovery at the cutting edge of science? Would you like to learn what it’s like to study in an Oxford tutorial, a Cambridge supervision, or in a top British boarding school? Or explore whether university study in your favourite subject is really for you?

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. Every tutor will guide you on your path to future greatness.

Join exciting activities and trips

Summer should be fun, right?! Don’t worry – we never forget that you’re on holiday! Discover the secrets of Yale and its hometown New Haven, from the iconic Yale University Art Gallery to must-visit boutiques and fascinating museums. Puzzle over the 15th century Voynich manuscript at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, linguists, mathematicians and code-breakers have all attempted to decipher its 240 bewildering pages. You will enjoy an amazing extra-curricular timetable, including a visit to the Big Apple itself, New York City! Make Instagram-worthy memories as you spot the world’s most recognisable sights – from the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and Grand Central Station, the list goes on!

Useful Information

Information for Parents

Visit our parents page to find some useful information for parents and students about living and studying in our summer school centres. Further practical information will be made available through the ORA Portal in the months leading up to your summer school booking.

Pastoral Care

Over 15 years of delivering world-class summer programmes, we have established robust processes and structures to ensure all of our over 25,000 students have been well looked after during their stay with ORA. We pride ourselves on the exceptional levels of pastoral care we provide to our students

Medical Care and Insurance

We are absolutely committed to your safety and wellbeing as our number one priority. Students must be comprehensively insured for their time with us - click to find suggested policy details, along with further information about our medical policies and procedures designed to keep you safe.

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COVID-19 Response

As members of the British Safety Council, student safety is our top priority. Our coronavirus measures go beyond the latest UK government and Public Health England guidance, and as a minimum, guarantee a number of key features.

Arrivals and Departure

Welcome to the Summer School Arrivals and Departures Hub. Here you can find all the information you need prior to departure including information about flights, transfer options and other important information regarding your arrival and departure.

What to Pack

You will receive a Welcome Pack after you enrol. Your Welcome Pack will provide a full list of what to pack and which personal items and travel documents you will bring with you when you join the programme

Summer Blogs

Check out some of the best moments from previous summer schools through our student blogs. Get a taste of the ORA summer school experience through the pictures and words of our students as they describe the highlights of their summer programme

Visas and Immigration

Students are responsible for obtaining their own visa prior to travelling, but can request assistance from Oxford Royale Academy if required. You can find some helpful information here

Hear from our students

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Doreen, Taiwan

The Medicine course gave me the opportunity to meet people from around the world with the same passion as me. My new friends and I were able to discuss and exchange information to support each other...

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Sara, Greece

Year after year the allure of Oxford Royale has pulled me back. I met many different people during my first two weeks from different cultures and backgrounds.

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Mifta, Indonesia

I decided to return because I fell in love with Oxford, the gardens, the old buildings, the good books…

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Carolina, Qatar

I found the Oxford Royale course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things

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Yoosuf, Maldives

This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.

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Wisam, Sudan

Oxford Royale Academy creates a small family-like community that makes everyone feel welcome and cared for. All in all, my experience at Oxford Royale is something that I will always remember and be grateful for.

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Vannakhone, Laos

I gained so much knowledge and experience from this trip; it showed me things that are totally different to my home country. Now I’m very interested in studying at a UK university in the future.

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Taonga, Zambia

This experience was life-changing in so many good ways. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me realise that ‘the world is my oyster’. I highly recommend this program to students who would like a memorable international experience without limits.

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