The Mechanical Engineering residential Insight into University course is a summer school giving students a taster of university life and what it is like to study Mechanical Engineering.
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Situated in the heart of London on the main campus of UCL (University College London), the department is one of the top research and teaching Mechanical Engineering departments in the UK, achieving world class standing. We educate aspiring engineers how to play an integral role in finding solutions to some of the grand challenges the world is currently facing; such as sustainability, energy, heath, transport, manufacturing and much more.
What is it all about?
The goal of this Insight into University course is to provide students with an understanding of what a career in engineering might entail, which skills are required and how a typical mechanical engineering project may be approached and tackled.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is a challenging, exciting and broad discipline which opens up a very wide range of rewarding career paths for those who have studied it. While automotive and aerospace engineering are among the diverse applications of this subject, it certainly isn’t about fixing cars!
Associate Professor and Admissions Tutor Dr Adam Wojcik says;
“I like to think about Mechanical Engineering as the interface between our world and the world of science and theory and maths, and as such it’s the opportunity that we get to apply those things to make our environment a better place to live in.”
What will I be doing?
You will experience life as a first year student by staying in undergraduate halls of residence. You will participate in practical activities which enable you to meet fantastic engineering role models, engage in hands-on workshops and laboratory sessions, as well as receive information related to admissions and future career prospects.
The range of activities will include:
Lectures and presentations
Will this course suit me?
Are you creative? Can you think outside the box? Do you like challenges and figuring out how things work? Would you like to make a positive change in the world? Are you passionate about maths and physics - but do not necessarily see yourself as a mathematician or a scientist? Then this course would suit you.
What do I need to be suitable?
To attend the course, you need to be in Year 12 or equivalent, and have an interest in engineering and a desire to solve problems. To study for a mechanical degree at UCL you need to be studying Mathematics and Physics ‘A’ levels, or an equivalent qualification.
Who will be on this course?
This is a mixed course for 30 students.
Dates of course?
Monday 26th – Thursday 29th June 2023 (3 nights residential)
Price of course?
£395 (Bursaries available)