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Broad-Based Engineering at the University of Salford

The course aims to introduce the participants to engineering and science studies and careers.


What’s it all about?

The course is based around a group project undertaken in one of the engineering or science laboratories where the pupils build and analyse an engineering/science design and present it to their peers. In addition, the course also includes a one day visit to an engineering/science company to witness real life projects and engage in interactive discussion sessions with Industry leaders.  The course is planned to give the participants positive real life examples of what it feels like to study and work in  science and engineering related disciplines, expand participants’ knowledge and break down preconceptions of the careers available in these disciplines.  The course also gives young people the opportunity to experience life at University in a positive and supportive environment. The course is led by Professor Haifa Takruri, course leader and Professor at the University of Salford who was awarded an MBE in 2009 for her work in encouraging women and minorities into science and engineering.


What will I be doing?

The course activities may include:

  • Group exercises

  • Group projects

  • Visit to industry

  • Group project presentation

  • Talks by practicing female scientists and engineers.


Would this course suit me?

The course will focus on Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. You will be given a choice according to your interest. You need to be studying Maths and Physics or equivalents.

Who will be on this course?

This is a female only course for 30 students

Dates of course?

Monday 24th – Thursday 27th June. (3 nights residential) 

Price of the course?

£440 (Bursaries are also available)

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

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