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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
  • Creating prosthetics limbs: review current design techniques and apply new innovative solutions

  • Work alongside top material engineers in a time-pressured business simulation: Using reverse engineering to reach the perfect solution to meet the client’s specification

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.

 

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.

Day 1: Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Day 2: Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

Day 1: Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

11.00amThe Engineering Mindset

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

11.30amRoadtrip to Mars

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

1.00pmLunch break

1.45pmFuture Cities

- Advancing the world with engineering: how can we solve tomorrow’s problems today?
- Debate ideas with leading engineers from structural, electrical and mechanical 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?

2.45pmElectric Vehicles

- How are today's automotive engineers creating tomorrow's transportation?
- Attack the "range anxiety" problem
- Discuss the latest problems with EVs

3.30pmMechanical Engineering and Engineering into the Future

- Engineering in 6 easy steps: how to progress from drawing board to reality
- Standing on the shoulders of others: teardowns as a learning tool
- Engineering the products of tomorrow: where is the industry heading?
- Solving the world's greatest challenges: the future of engineering

4.45pmCareer Coaching: A Career in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering

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

5.15pmPanel Q&A

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

6.00pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Day 2: Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

11.00amEngineering the Future

- The new world of engineering
- The engineering design process
- Advancing the world with engineering
- How can you prepare for jobs that don’t yet exist?

11.30amChemical Engineering: The Role of a Chemical Engineer in Sustainability

- The chemical engineer’s role in industrial processes
- Become a chemical engineer by having a go at equations!
- Garbage into gold: review and debate new upcycling solutions
- Be introduced to the concept of Circular Economy

12.15pmProsthetics and Bionics: The Body of the Future

- Existing solutions, current pains and a bionic revolution
- What role do aesthetics play in the design?
- Develop prosthetic limbs in real-time, using CAD

1.15pmLunch break

2.15pmIt’s All Material

- Work alongside top material engineers in a time-pressured business simulation:
- Receive your client brief and design to their specification
- Why is a Material Engineer needed on the moon?
- Biomimicry and its influence in the Material world
- The latest advancements in Material Engineering

4.30pmCareer Coaching: A Career in Chemical, Material and Biomedical Engineering

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

5.15pmPanel Q&A

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

6.00pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

27th - 28th November 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Live Online

In-Person

27th - 28th November 2021 in UK - 11am - 6:00pm (UK time)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 6.00pm (EST)

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Birmingham, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

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Bristol, UK

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

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Manchester, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

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Edinburgh, UK

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

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In-Person

27th - 28th November 2021 OR 29th - 30th January 2022

University College London (UCL)

London

WC1E 6BT

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Online

27th - 28th November 2021 in UK - 11am - 6:00pm (UK time)

29th - 30th January 2022 in USA - 11am - 6.00pm (EST)

Register Now

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Register Now

In-Person

15th - 16th January 2022

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

Register Now

In-Person

22nd - 23rd January 2022

University of Edinburgh

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

  Register Now

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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