Broad-Based Engineering

Broad-Based Engineering

University of Exeter

Solutions to many of the greatest challenges facing society, from climate change to sustainability, will require radical new engineering approaches.  Headstart at Exeter is a non-traditional engineering course, which will give you an insight into how exciting new developments in areas such as nano-materials may play a part in addressing these global issues.


What’s it all about?

This four day residential course will allow you to experience how engineering is taught at the University of Exeter in a friendly and supportive environment; on a unique campus with lakes, parkland, woodland and gardens.

All sessions will be delivered by world leading academic and industrial experts through a mixture of university style lectures and practical project work.


What does the course include?

• stimulating lectures
• informal discussions
• tutorials
• hands-on experience
• team projects
• tours/visits

Would this course suit me?

If you are considering a future in engineering and want to explore a range of engineering disciplines, then this course is for you.  It will also offer you the chance to see what rewarding engineering careers are open to you.

Themes covered as part of this course include:
• Climate and sustainability
• Mining
• Functional Materials
• Manufacturing and Business
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Ethics


What do I need to be suitable?

To study engineering you need to be studying mathematics and be interested in science.  To change the world you also need to be creative, like to solve challenging problems, be innovative, consider all options and be able to justify all your decisions.


Course code: 
Course dates: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:00 to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:00
(3 nights residential)