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The Young Engineer Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Young Engineer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Engineering through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced engineers over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities/colleges and jobs in engineering, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college application.

Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Engineering:

  • Engineers from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences including:
  • Imagining the ultimate electric vehicle: use automotive engineering principles to revolutionise car manufacturing
  • Mapping a mission to Mars: select rocket propulsion architectures and colonisation approaches

Career Coaching for Future Engineers:

  • An action plan of how to get a top job, starting now.
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB/college class choices, university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.

An Audience With Top Engineers:

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

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resumé:

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

 

Day One: Aerospace, Civil and Chemical Engineering

Day Two: Mechanical, Electrical and Material Engineering

Day One: Aerospace, Civil and Chemical Engineering

11.00amIntroduction to Engineering

- Engineers as today’s most valuable players
- The engineer’s role in global business
- The engineering design process
- The career: a world of possibilities

11.30amMission to Mars: Aerospace Engineering

- Solving one of humanity's greatest challenges
- Designing the lift-off, journey and arrival from an engineering perspective
- Create solutions utilising aerospace and civil engineering concepts
- Work alongside engineers from these fields and receive live feedback
- Understand cutting-edge leading solutions

1.00pmLunch

2.00pmFuelling your Rocket: Chemical Engineering

- Explore the world of chemical engineering
- Chemical reactions on another planet: how to navigate atmospheric composition when exploring Mars and the Moon
- Explosive take-offs: what can chemical engineers learn from recent failures in the commercial space race?
- You become the chemical engineer: use chemical equations and compete against your peers in order to bring stranded astronauts home from Mars

3.30pmSustainable Future Cities: Civil Engineering

- Advancing the world with engineering: how can we solve tomorrow’s problems today?
- Debate ideas with leading engineers from structural fields
- Design a smart-city whilst considering population growth, VR/AR technologies and sustainability
- How can engineers be at the forefront of solving problems relating to sustainability?

4.30pmCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Engineer

- University/college & subject choices and Apprenticeships
- Impactful cover letters and CVs/resumés
- Applications
- Interview techniques
- How to build your network

5.00pmPanel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with engineers from a variety of backgrounds
- Key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Day Two: Mechanical, Electrical and Material Engineering

11.00amThe Future of Engineering

- The new world of engineering
- Current trends in the industry
- Prosthetics and bionics: advancing the world with biomedical engineering and improving human life
- How can you prepare for jobs that don’t yet exist?

11.30amProblem-solving Properties: Material Engineering

- Why is a material engineer needed on your mission to Mars?
- Work alongside a top material engineer in a time-pressured simulation to problem-solve on Mars
- Biomimicry: its influence in the material world and application on Mars
- Discover the science behind the latest advancements in material engineering

1.00pmLunch

2.00pmEngines and Robotics: Mechanical Engineering

- The live engine teardown: take apart a remote-control car and understand its mechanical components to foster the engineering mindset
- Probe the key principles of mechanical engineering and apply it to your vision for mechanics on Mars
- Learning from machines: how to secure work experience with top engineering firms and build the skills required to thrive in the industry
- Receive project-based career coaching which will kickstart your journey into a highly practical business

3.30pmTransforming Transportation: Electrical and Automotive Engineering

- Electric vehicles: how have EVs disrupted the world of automotive engineering?
- How are today’s automotive engineers creating tomorrow’s transportation?
- Design a Mars rover part I: step into the shoes of an automotive engineer when designing the components for a vehicle fit for Mars
- Design a Mars rover part II: how can electrical engineering be employed to ease communication between an autonomous vehicle and a planet millions of miles away?

5.00pmPanel Q&A

- Live panel Q&A with engineers from a variety of backgrounds
- Key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. 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.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

26th - 27th November 

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Live Online

In-Person

26th - 27th November

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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In-Person

26th - 27th November 

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

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Online

26th - 27th November

11am - 5:30pm (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

If 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). 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.

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