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The Future Engineer Programme

Ages 12-14 Live Online OR In-Person

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Internship Overview

The Future Engineer Programme 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.

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Internship 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

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

        Programme Fee:

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

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

        Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

        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.

        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

        Register Now

        Online

        27th - 28th November 2021

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

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        Who Can Attend

        The programme is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        COVID-19 Group

        The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely 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’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

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