Engineering Your Future at Bristol

Engineering Your Future at Bristol

University of Bristol

Engineering Your Future: Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol

What’s it all about?

What would you do if there were no fossil fuels tomorrow?  How would you live?  How would you travel?  Where would you get enough food and safe water from?  How would you build and  heat your home?  How would you communicate?  And what would you do to build a safer, better and fairer society and to protect your environment?

The Headstart course at the University of Bristol is a four day residential course.  You’ll imagine the serious and complex problems that we’ll face in such a future and undertake a project to design creative engineering solutions. 

What will I be doing?

You'll spend your time tackling a tough, real-life, Bristol-based problem and produce a realistic solution.  You’ll develop a diverse set of skills to help you such as:

  • making and breaking materials

  • computer aided design

  • collecting and analysing environmental data

  • applying engineering theory and doing calculations

  • field work, project management, communicating with stakeholders, and team work.

This will give you a taste of what Civil Engineering is really all about!

 Would this course suit me?

Civil Engineering is for you if you are interested in learning how to design infrastructure to have a positive impact on society and your environment.  It is for you if you enjoy using maths, science and data to understand how the world works and how complex systems interact.  It is also for you if you enjoy working with people to apply all your collective knowledge and skills to make things and solve large-scale, challenging problems.

What do I need to be suitable?

You will need to be studying Maths and a Science subject, at A Level or equivalent.

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30 to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 16:00
(3 nights residential)