If you can take a problem, apply a scientific principle and find a solution, your name should be down for our Engineering course. Extend your skills so you can get over even more obstacles and refine your approaches and techniques to fast track your career in this dynamic field.
Maximum class size of 8
13-15 year olds
14 days commencing:
Study Engineering with us and you’ll explore the underlying principles behind the subject. Examine the strengths and limitations of a range of engineering problems including sustainable energy and technology and the connections between physics and mathematics in drawing a conclusion. Once you’ve qualified, you’ll have the skills and aptitude to join the Engineering elite – after all, your industry is home to those who worked on the international space station and the Millennium bridge. The sky’s the limit.
Learning in a small group (no more than 8 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.
You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.
You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.
"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."
Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.
All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!
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