Help humanity work with, instead of against, the natural world
In what ways do man-made buildings and systems contribute to climate change and environmental distruction? How can we design structures which sustain our natural world, and even help it recover? These are some of the most urgent questions currently facing humanity and essential for our futures. Studying Sustainable Engineering is a path to the forefront of modern-day engineering, as we aim to leave behind a carbon-based economy and become more creative and efficient in producing our energy and consuming our products. You will also look at the ingenious technology that is working to clean up the pollution we have already created and start to put your design skills to the test in developing your own solutions to current environmental problems.
Cambridge is filled with beautifully engineered structures and buildings from a range of historical periods up until the present day. You will also be learning in a city filled with green spaces, where nature and the city live side by side.
From age 16 to 24, our Sustainable Engineering summer courses in Cambridge are designed to suit your level of experience.
Cambridge engineers are working at the cutting-edge of this technology and, quite literally, helping to build our future. Your tutors will be among these people and will give you unique insight into the latest developments in the field.
You will be taught in seminar-style sessions where you will be expected to contribute to group discussion, challenging yourself and your peers. These sessions are much more than note-taking, they are an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a top researcher.
You will then undertake independent study, preparing a piece of work which you bring to a tutorial. This gives you the chance to spend completely individualised time with your tutor and to discuss your own areas of interest to help take them further.
Dr Sonia WojciechowskaBIO
Dr. Sonia Wojciechowska is a biotechnologist and a researcher. She studied Biotechnology and Genetic Diagnostics for her undergraduate and masters degrees in Poland, Norway and the UK. She then obtained her PhD in Molecular and Clinical Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and currently specialises in cancer research. During her doctorate, Sonia developed and characterized two new transgenic zebrafish models of human melanoma (one of them in a close collaboration with another group at the University of Cambridge) and used them to study tumour resistance mechanisms to therapy. In October 2018 she will be moving to Boston, US to broaden her research field into pediatric oncology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr Suzanna MasonBIO
Dr Suzanna Mason is an ecologist who specialises in biogeography, studying changes in species’ distributions under climate change. She teaches undergraduates at the New College of the Humanities as part of the Science Literacy course, educating on environmental science, conservation, science policy and science communication. She has presented research to a wide variety of audiences around the world, and is a strong advocate for citizen science projects to engage the public in science.
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.
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.
"Oxford Summer Courses has exceeded my expectations and has been a great way for me to meet people from all over the world while experiencing all that Oxford has to offer."
"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."
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