Intelligent Cities at Bristol

Intelligent Cities at Bristol

University of Bristol

Intelligent Cities - Technology, engineering and sustainable futures


Mathematics, engineering and computing are all creative by their very nature, and when combined they have the potential to transform our lives. Look around you, these fields are already driving innovation in areas such as healthcare, transport and communications.


This course will enable you to gain a deeper understanding and hands on skills in the three subject areas: Computer Science; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Engineering Mathematics, while exploring how engineers and technologists will be solving some of humanity's biggest issues.


What is it all about?

Many of the most important changes in every area of engineering are now driven by electronics and computing, and the mathematics used to underpin them.


A good example of this can already be seen in the fields of communications, media and transport. Until very recently the use of intelligent/responsive systems to make cities function efficiently has been significantly underexplored. These systems employ a range of connected devices, from traffic lights, to weather stations to ambulances. While here at the University of Bristol, at the heart of Europe's first Smart City, you will learn how an increasing number of connected embedded systems are helping to better orchestrate city life.


What will I be doing?

Using a collaborative, innovative approach to problem solving you will begin by working out what areas the key challenges lie in. Over the course of the week you will be guided by a team of academics and students to experience what undergraduate study of these subjects is like, through a range of lectures, demonstrations, challenges and hands-on activities.


You will learn the mathematical  techniques and use the scientific tools that will allow you to analyse, create and fit pieces together to solve the challenge you are set.


Would this course suit me?

This course would suit you if:

  • You are interested in exploring how engineers and technical innovators of the future will be solving some of the biggest problems humanity is faced with, in areas like healthcare, transport and communications.
  • You enjoy mathematics and you would like to find out how you can apply your mathematical knowledge to make a difference in the world.
  • You are interested in any of the following subjects, this course is for you.

o Engineering Mathematics:
Computer Science with Innovation:
Computer Science and Electronics:
Computer Science:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Innovation:
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering:
o Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

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Course dates: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30 to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 16:00
(3 nights residential) Please note these are provisional dates only. To be confirmed.