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The Future Engineer Weekend

Ages 12-14 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Future Engineer Weekend takes students aged 12-14 on an immersive exploration through the world of an engineer. The programme gives you an interactive experience with top engineers, who will guide you through exciting simulations, including designing an aeroplane and building a skyscraper. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or 'Live Online'.

You will also be coached on how to become a top engineer, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

Highlights

Immersive Engineering Experiences:

  • Use aeronautical engineering concepts to design an aeroplane and build a model rocket
  • Investigate the world of civil engineering and use structural design processes to design a skyscraper that can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
  • Evaluate the designs of your peers and improve your own approach to real-life engineering problems
  •  Understand the ‘engineer’s mindset’ and the exciting future that lies ahead

    Why should I attend?

    • An immersive experience of one of the world’s most prestigious careers
    • Meet successful engineers and ask them questions 
    • Coaching on a how to become a top engineer
    • Valuable work experience even before you turn 16

    An Audience With Top Engineers:

    • Q&A time with a selection of leading engineers from a range of disciplines
    • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

      Boost Your University Applications and CV:

      • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, commercial awareness and the ability to apply theoretical concepts
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

      Fees, Eligibility and Options

      This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

      Programme Fee:

      ‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

      In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

      There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

      Day 1: Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

      Day 2: Civil Engineering & Your Future as an Engineer

      Day 1: Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

      10.30amThe World of an Engineer

      - The importance of engineering in an ever-changing world
      - An engineer's role in the global ecosystem
      - Key skills, interests, and the ‘engineer’s mindset’

      11.00amExploring the Unknown: Space & Flight

      - Discover one of the most exciting career paths within engineering
      - Explore the famous designs behind the 21st century commercial space race
      - Learn how cutting-edge engineering has changed our relationship with space?

      11.30amBuild a Rocket Competition

      - Design and build your own model rocket
      - Apply strict scientific principles to each stage of the building process
      - Carry out tests on your prototype to confirm your rocket will fly along a desired path
      - Evaluate the work of your peers

      12.45pmLunch Break

      1.45pmSustainable Solutions: Comparing Driverless & Electric Cars

      - Solving environmental problems: how can the engineers of today create the eco-friendly transportation of tomorrow?
      - Understanding the design process, from planning to product release
      - Electric motors vs internal combustion engines: problems and possibilities for electrical engineers
      - Efficiency vs ethics: are we moving towards a self-driving future?

      3.15pmPanel Discussion

      - Live panel Q&A with professional engineers from a variety of backgrounds
      - Get your key questions answered
      - Receive valuable advice

      4.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Day 2: Civil Engineering & Your Future as an Engineer

      10.30amThe Worlds within Engineering

      - Explore different branches of engineering: Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil
      - Functionality and designing the world around you: from roads and railways to power and water supply
      - How can engineers better connect people with their built environment?
      - Interdisciplinary approaches and the future of engineering

      11.00amDesign your Skyscraper

      - Use core engineering principles to design and build the tallest, strongest skyscraper you can
      - Stick to a strict budget
      - Receive feedback from engineers on how your design will weather the storm from earthquakes, hurricanes, high winds, sleet, snow and hail

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmBuild a Bridge

      - Discover the world of Civil Engineering
      - Think through structural considerations and BATS (Beams, Arches, Trusses, Suspensions)
      - Design and build a bridge based upon a realistic specification
      - Receive live feedback from experts in the field

      3.00pmCareer Coaching

      - Interactive session dedicated to your personal career path. Detailed advice on:
      - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
      - Excelling in the UCAS process
      - Extra-curricular activity choices
      - Work experience options
      - Career path options for the engineers of the future

      4.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Venues, Dates & Locations

      London, UK

      In-Person

      27th - 28th November 2021

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Live Online

      In-Person

      27th - 28th November 2021

      10:30am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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      In-Person

      27th - 28th November 2021

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Online

      27th - 28th November 2021

      10:30am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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      AmbitionX

      As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

      COVID-19 Group

      We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

      In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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