"I have really enjoyed the week, I liked being challenged by the context and overcoming the difficulties. Experiencing a student's life really helped me to appreciate the level of work required and time management, however it also helped me realise that there is still fun to be had."
You will be treated as though you are a first-year undergraduate, with lectures, experimental work and projects in the University's Department of Engineering. You will stay in Homerton College and experience a Cambridge supervision (be taught in small groups by a senior member of the University – a feature of teaching and learning at this university). Some of the topics will stretch you considerably but you should enjoy them if you're good at mathematics and physics.
What will I be doing?
Topics likely to be included: • Structures: learning how to analyse the forces in structures made from trusses • Fluids: learn why water may suddenly jump when flowing in a channel • Materials: test a number of materials and discover how they behave and why • Design: design, construct, program and test a robotic vehicle Would this course suit me?
If you would like a challenging and intensive Headstart course looking at a range of engineering disciplines then this is for you. You will sample collegiate life at a prestigious university and interact with academics at the top of their research fields.
What do I need to be suitable?
To study for an engineering degree at Cambridge University requires the highest academic grades and a passionate interest in engineering – this Headstart course reflects these entry requirements.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 15:30 to Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:00