Improve aging infrastructure, decrease traffic jams, and design the cities of tomorrow
Civil engineers, quite literally, shape the world we live in. They design and adapt the infrastructure that we depend on every day – roads, energy, water supplies, and railways. Our Cambridge-based course focuses on the best practices for a career in civil engineering, giving students the tools they need to adapt to the challenges of population growth, climate change, and an increasing frequency of natural disasters. It gives you an opportunity to discover more about what areas of civil engineering you enjoy and a chance to discuss the impact it has on society.
From age 16 to 24, our civil engineering summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Dr. Olga Chowdhury held an Associate Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering at Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture for over ten years. She is a civil engineer who specialises in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. She has been a Visiting Lecturer in Coastal Engineering at University College London and held a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She is a member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and served as a member of the 2016 Scientific Committee of the VIII International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford. Author of more than forty publications on soil-structure interaction.
Sandy is a D.Phil candidate in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford. His work is a study of the electronic structure of novel quantum matter by Angular Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy, or the ARPES technique. His previous work involved research into new materials, including topological materials, graphene, nanoribbons, and organic LED lights.
Ani Haykuni is an Engineer and Inventor. She’s the Founder of Ani Haykuni Cancer Treatment Support Foundation and VORDAN Clean Energy start-up based in the UK. She has worked with several international organizations in management, community development, international relations, resources efficiency and clean production space, and has experience in business development and consultancy. She is extremely motivated to bring change into lives of people with her work. She has two engineering inventions, and is the co-author of the invention (clean energy technology) to be developed at VORDAN. She holds an MBA from the University of Oxford Said Business School, an MPS degree in Natural Resources Management and Policy from State University of New York and Syracuse University, a MSc in engineering from Armenian State Agrarian University, and a BSc in engineering from Armenian Agricultural Academy. Ani is recipient of several international awards.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"I was a shy person before coming on the courses but asking and answering questions in tutorials has improved my confidence immensely – the tutors were always happy to answer any question, however silly it may have seemed, and the course staff were always so friendly, on hand to answer any questions about the course, or the teaching system in Oxford in general."
"What I liked about the activities is that everyone is in one big group for the activities. Also the activities that we did are very fun and well picked for our age group. The best activity I would say is archery tag."
"My tutor was so understanding and helpful, and made sure to give me lots of individual attention."
"I wanted to learn about different engineering concepts as my university does not allow for exploration of other types of engineering. I wanted to gain knowledge about other engineering disciplines and their application in sustainable systems."
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