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Broad-Based Engineering at the University of Sheffield

The Cutting Edge of Engineering 

Have you got an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Want to experience student life at university? Looking to know more about the different areas of engineering? Then Insight into University at Sheffield is an amazing opportunity for you to explore all these aspects! 

What is it all about?

During five days at the University of Sheffield you will carry out exciting, interesting and challenging activities with like-minded people. This course will develop your teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills, which are integral to your future success. Engineering is the development of creative problem solving - come along and see if it's for you. During the course you will sample a wide variety of engineering subject areas through laboratory classes and taster lectures. All these sessions will help inform your future degree choice. 

What will I be doing?

You will be based in the Diamond building using state-of-the-art, practical laboratories and equipment to learn about programming robots, how to test electricity, mixing chemicals, bioengineering and much more. To see the video from one of our previous EDT summer schools, please click here

Will this course suit me? 

This course will suit you if you are interested or want to find out more about the following subjects: 


• Aerospace Engineering 
• Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering; Computer Systems Engineering 
• Bioengineering  
• Chemical Engineering  
• Civil and Structural Engineering  
• Electronic and Electrical Engineering  

• General Engineering  
• Materials Science and Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

Who will be on this course?

This is a mixed course for 30 students.  

Dates of course?

Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2024  (4 nights residential) 

Price of course?

£550 (Bursaries are also available)


"Really enjoyed was a lot of fun, met amazing people and overall a great experience."

"I very much enjoyed it, more than I expected. The people were so lovely and welcoming and I felt quite at home at the end. It was more hands on than I expected which I very much enjoyed. "

"The overall course was fun. It was well worth the week to go to and has now allowed me to meet new people who are also wanting to be engineers. The course was enjoyable to do during the sessions/labs and also during the evening."

If you have any further questions, please enquire or visit our FAQ's page.

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