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Engineering Summer School in London

Engineering Summer School in London

Channel your mathematical and scientific interests into the fascinating field of Engineering and make a real difference. Improve and invent, help people do things better and faster, and be at the cutting edge of technology in our rapidly developing world.

Make a difference with Engineering

Within an incredibly diverse field, engineers help move the world towards a brighter future in lots of different ways. They solve our most pressing challenges and save lives. They work out new ways of using our fast-dwindling energy resources; they create new medicine, build spacecraft and design modern cities.

If you enjoy maths, science and technology and like solving complex problems in a creative way, but perhaps aren’t sure which career path is for you, a summer course in Engineering is ideal. Moreover, you’ll gain very transferable skills – such as project planning, computer skills, communication and teamwork – that will hold you in good stead in a variety of industries, such as economics and business.

Engineers are highly employable and enjoy top salaries. And if you’d like to travel? Being constantly in demand all over the world, they get to do that too.

Engineering courses in London

The ideal course for bright all-rounders who love a challenge, join Oxford Royale Academy’s Engineering Summer School in London this summer and take the first steps to university and career success!

Diving straight into a complex and multifaceted field, this course will introduce you to the diverse branches of of this field- including Chemical, Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering- and help you work out which will suit you best as a university specialism and in your future career.

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Find inspiration in your surroundings

There’s no better city in which to study Engineering than London.

You’ll find inspiration everywhere you turn, with its magnificent architecture, art and museums.

You’ll marvel at the impossibility of London’s tallest building, The Shard. You’ll see famous Tower Bridge, the Tower of London with its gruesome past, and beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral. And after losing yourself in the Science Museum, the British Museum and the Tate, you’ll wonder where the hours went!




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Prepare for your future

Engineers are always in demand all over the world and enjoy top salaries, plentiful employment opportunities and the chance to travel with their work. With so many different branches of Engineering and subsequent career paths to pursue, it can be difficult to know where to start. 

Our teachers will guide you through the different options that various careers and university courses offer, helping you to narrow it down and choose the one that suits you best. 

Experienced in the university application process, including personal statements and interviews, your teacher will provide you with practical advice and support to ensure you get where you want to go.

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A global perspective

We’re proud of the fact that we welcome students from over 150 different countries to our summer courses every year.

London is a truly global city: with more than 300 different languages spoken on its streets, a third of Londoners being born overseas, and restaurants serving food originating from every country in the world, you’ll feel right at home in its rich cultural melting pot.

Hands-on learning

Get excited about the real-life applications of Engineering!

At our Engineering Summer School in London, your days will be action-packed and full of fun. You’ll learn through innovative and interactive practical workshops, with the exciting opportunity to build your own programmable robot and race it against your classmates.


Inspirational teachers

The quality of teaching at an Oxford Royale Academy programme is second to none.

Our teachers are highly-qualified academics who are passionate about their subjects and recognised as leaders at the forefront of their fields. Many of them have previously taught at some of the best universities in the world, including Imperial College London.

ORA alumni frequently rate the quality of teaching as one of the favourite things about their summer school experience with us.

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Discover Imperial College London

Established by royal charter in 1907, prestigious Imperial College London ranks in the world’s top 10 universities. Focusing specifically on science, engineering, medicine and business, the university cultivates excellence through its world-class teaching and research.

Imperial College London’s enviable location in South Kensington gives you the best of everything London has to offer. The Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums, the English National Ballet, and the Royal Albert Hall are right on your doorstep, as well as the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. With excellent transport links, including three tube stations nearby, getting around London is simple.

Ready to start your summer adventure?

“Living in such a prestigious and diverse academic setting, even if it was just for two weeks, helped me decide what I wanted to study at university.”

- Aiche, Mali

“One benefit of a programme of this kind is the diversity and the fact that the students came from many different countries. In my opinion, that made discussions and debates more dynamic, as it wasn’t biased and we almost always saw multiple sides to the same story.”

- Danae, Trinidad and Tobago

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“I found the ORA gap year 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.”

- Carolina, Qatar

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I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.

- Nia, Belize

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“ORA summer school was about learning and working hard, but it meant so much more. The people you knew there were special; the friends we made were special.”

- Sofia, Cuba

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Study in confidence