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Cambridge Immerse
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Dhruvika Sosa
Dhruvika Sosa
2018-01-18T17:32:14+0000
It’s a package!! One gets a clear glimpse & understanding of student life at university. You get to study your desired subject as well as explore the historical city of Cambridge. You get to immerse yourself in the local culture & interact with a vibrant international crowd. A perfect opportunity to educate yourself not as a student but also as a person on the whole. Frankly, CI was a win-win for me.
Lewis McKee
Lewis McKee
2017-12-11T11:43:34+0000
Took part in this enriching experience in 2016, and was intrigued in the academia, but also was inspired by the mentors, and have stayed in contact with many people from around the world with similar passions and motivations for success!Thank you Cambridge Immerse!
Rebeca Nilsson
Rebeca Nilsson
2017-12-05T13:30:38+0000
It was an amazing experience, worth every single minute. You meet so many different people, and leave with wonderful memories that you will never forget.
Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson
2017-11-08T22:18:21+0000
Not only was Cambridge Immerse a cultural, enriching educational experience, but it also gave me a new perspective on how so many different students can come from vastly different regions around the globe but share the same passions and goals for success. I strongly recommend it to anyone considering the program.
Ioannis Demetriades
Ioannis Demetriades
2017-10-05T17:54:08+0000
The whole experience was wonderful. I mostly enjoyed the fact that we had a variety of activities over the 2 weeks. Also, academically we had the opportunity to go in depth over different topics of our subject of interest and that led to a better understanding and it successfully triggered our curiosity to learn more.
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Cambridge Engineering Summer School

Every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from gadgets to our national infrastructure; from the food we eat and the medicines we take to the transport vehicles that got them to our local shop. It is difficult to avoid the wonders of engineering. Often considered tinkerers, problem solvers, and visionaries, engineers hold the keys to our real and virtual future. Engineering is everywhere and covers many different types of activity. Engineers create things, engineers fix things, engineers improve things. Engineering is a creative process based on the application of scientific principles, through these principles engineers are building the future.

During the Immerse Engineering Summer Course at Cambridge University, participants will explore the key components of an engineering undergraduate degree and delve into areas such as:

  • Engineering design
  • Mechanical components and dynamics
  • Structures
  • Electronics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Software engineering

The teaching of key theories, technical knowledge, and the principles of Engineering form the basis of this unique programme. In addition, the evolution of thinking from philosophers and natural philosophers to scientists (from antiquity to present day) will be discussed and their influence on engineering will be explored. The concepts of force, stress, and energy are going to be introduced, and their application to the design of bridges, airplanes, power plants and even the human body will be considered. Finally, the social, political, economic, and environmental effects and challenges of engineering in the present world will be addressed.

For budding engineers the Immerse Cambridge Engineering Summer programme provides students with a clear understanding about what engineering, as both a discipline and career, is. The engineering summer programme explores the many sectors of engineering as well as the delving into the social impact engineers have when they enter an industrial career. Those wishing to study engineering need to have not only technical knowledge but also an understanding of what it means to be an engineer, and this Cambridge Engineering summer course does exactly that.

cambridge university engineering

Summer Engineering Courses at Cambridge University

For many high school students, Engineering is a programme that may seem daunting. By enrolling in the Cambridge Immerse Engineering course, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to learn first-hand what the study Engineering at university involves as well as gaining a good understanding of the many different areas the programme might take. Plus, whatever your current ability-level, the small class sizes our Engineering summer course will ensure you will be both challenged and supported in carefully planned classes that emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutor-student engagement and debate.

The course focuses upon equipping students with the skills that are vital to studying Engineering at university: in particular, getting a good understanding of what life as an Engineering undergraduate might involve from studying Mechanical Engineering, to Chemical Engineering, to Material Engineering. The course will also look at problems that an aerospace engineer or a civil engineer might deal with during their career. The discipline is incredibly wide-reaching and it is very useful for a high school student who wants to study Engineering at university to get to grips with the various branches a course might take.

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What will I study during the Cambridge Engineering Summer School?

The Cambridge Immerse Engineering Summer Programme aims to emulate an undergraduate Engineering degree by introducing students the key topics that would be explored.

Material engineering is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the study of matter and its properties. It incorporates elements of physics and chemistry and is at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We will look at the common engineering materials, e.g. metals, reinforced concrete, and wood, and their use in machines and structures. A special look will be given to high-performance glass used nowadays in electronics and in strong components for bridges and buildings. Lightweight and ultra-strong fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, e.g. carbon-fibre reinforced epoxies, will be described in detailed as they are becoming key materials for high-tech applications in the aerospace, naval, and automotive industries. Manufacturing processes of these materials, including coating technologies and 3-D printing, will be presented. The role of material engineering and material recyclability in relation to climate change will be addressed in a discussion with the students.

Stress analysis is an engineering discipline covering methods to determine the stresses and strains in materials and structures subjected to forces. Stress analysis is a primary task for civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineers involved in the design of structures such as bridges, dams, aircraft, and rocket bodies. We will study stability problems such as the buckling of a compressed column, and students will work on the comparison of designs resulting from considering or neglecting stability analyses.

Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics that studies fluids and the forces on them. It is a branch of continuum mechanics and models matter as a continuum, i.e. without considering that it is made out of independent atoms. We will look at the basics of fluid mechanics and understand why it turns out to be such a challenging subject.

Thermodynamics is a branch of physics and engineering concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. These general constraints are expressed in the four laws of thermodynamics, and we will investigate these laws using case studies such as the heat pump cycle. Energy engineering will also be discussed particularly in relation with the generation of energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar radiation.

Benefits of enrolling in our pre-university Engineering summer programme

If it is your ambition to study Engineering at a top university, then the Cambridge Immerse Engineering summer programme is the right place to start.

Benefit from 40 hours of academic sessions and a university-level Engineering syllabus designed by Cambridge University Engineering tutors. This Engineering summer programme will instill you with the knowledge to not only prepare for Engineering university applications but also for life as an Engineering  undergraduate.

To ensure you leave the course with the best preparation for your university experience, Cambridge Immerse also offers a range of highly useful, optional skills workshops which are included in the Engineering summer course fee, including Interview Skills Workshops to help you articulate yourself brilliantly under pressure and show your passion for the subject. You can also take advantage of one-on-one Personal Statement Consultations to help you polish your personal statement and make it really stand out from the crowd.

As you can see from the topic overview above, the Cambridge Immerse Engineering summer course covers a wide breadth of material, but this is not something to be worried about! Before you begin, you will be given fascinating and stimulating preparatory books and articles to get your teeth into and to make sure you’re fully up to speed before the course begins. To find out more about the summer Engineering  course, and to enrol, visit this link.

cambridge engineering summer course

Quick Engineering summer course facts and stats:

  • Maximum tutorial size: 12 students
  • Oxbridge style teaching from university tutors
  • University preparation workshops
  • Inclusive of excursions
  • Reside in a central University of Cambridge college
  • Dedicated university and subject specific advice
  • A variety of carefully planned skills workshops
  • Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars
  • Diverse range of international participants
  • Participant Assessment
  • Certificate of Participation
Why Cambridge Immerse?

Exceptional teaching

Our academic summer programmes offer students the option to choose to study one of 16 diverse subjects, from the arts to the sciences. All of our courses are designed and taught by expert tutors who have experience regularly teaching undergraduates. So whether you are interested in Philosophy or Medicine, Computer Science or Creative Writing, or something completely different, experience a unique taster course of what it’s like to study a subject at university level with an exceptional academic programme created and delivered by world-class tutors.

The Cambridge Immerse recruitment process is vigorous to ensure that every single of our tutors is engaging, supportive and passionate, with the drive to ignite a similar passion in the students. Cambridge Immerse’s mission is to provide students from across the world with a unique and unforgettable academic experiences. Our Cambridge summer programmes aim to inspire our participants and to excite them about their subject! We also strive to challenge our participants and stretch them academically, as we prepare them for what life will be like at a top university.

Our philosophy is that each of our participants should feel challenged with interesting academic concepts, whilst our tutors create a welcoming and supportive environment in which our participants thrive.

During the academic sessions at Cambridge Immerse, participants will be encouraged to explore and discuss advanced (and interesting!) topics in carefully planned classes that are designed to emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutor-student engagement and debate. The aim of this approach is to allow students to develop skills that go beyond simply the learning of facts, but rather to interact with the material in a way that will stimulate academic thought and curiosity. These skills are vital for success in higher education. Participants in our Cambridge summer programmes tackle challenging and interesting academic topics that not only further academic passions but also develops themselves as a student and as an individual.

Programmes that we offer include:

Participant Assessments

Throughout the summer programme, the Cambridge Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored. We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education.

Activities & Extracurricular Schedule

Cambridge is a unique and historic city and with that comes a unique set of cultural experiences. During your time at Cambridge Immerse, students delve into the exciting and often fascinating spectrum of cultural activities available in Cambridge. Furthermore it is our mission to give students a glimpse into life at university, and so our academic programme is balanced with a vibrant and engaging extracurricular programme. Not only will you discover and further your academic interests, activities and excursions planned throughout the programme will give students the opportunity to socialise with like-minded peers from across the world. The activities on offer will often be completely new, exciting and typically Cambridge. Students will learn more about Cambridge, about their fellow students and, hopefully, about themselves.

A variety of activities are organised as part of the programme. Participants can enjoy:

  • An afternoon in the sun punting down the River Cam, a quintessential Cambridge affair.
  • A visit to Oxford, the home of Cambridge University’s arch ‘rival’.
  • Formal dining in Cambridge’s famous medieval banquet halls; a Hogwarts experience.

Visit our activities page to view the full range of subjects that we offer.

Timetable

The Cambridge Immerse schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day..

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08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event

Unrivalled support system

Cambridge Immerse prides itself on providing a supportive and approachable learning and living  environment where participants can flourish. Participants are looked after by the Cambridge Immerse Mentors and Onsite Programme Manager.

Our mentor team is comprised of friendly, specially trained graduates and undergraduates from Cambridge University or Oxford University, who help our participants quickly settle into the programme. The mentors have first hand experience with a variety of academic and non-academic issues and are therefore in the best position to offer friendly, confidential one-to-one advice. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of. Mentors have studied a range of disciplines, allowing them to share their own insights and experiences of their academic careers. Each participant is also assigned a mentor, all of whom are enthusiastic to help participants to help create a ‘home away from home’. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of.

Each Cambridge Immerse Campus has an onsite Programme Manager who manages the onsite Mentor Team and oversees the organisation and execution of academic classes and social activities. The Programme Manager is an experienced individual who will be there to answer any queries participants or parents might have.

Accommodation

One of the most special elements about the programme, is the ability for students to truly immerse themselves in Cambridge student life by staying in a Cambridge University college during the summer. Cambridge Immerse takes place in four of Cambridge University’s most stunning and historic centrally located colleges: Queens’ College, Sidney Sussex College, Christ’s College and St Catharine’s College.

On each of the Cambridge University college sites, participant stay in single bedrooms, all of which are equipped with high speed internet access. These are the actual accommodation that Cambridge University undergraduates reside in during term time! Corridors or staircases separate students by gender, and bathrooms are either en-suite or shared between just a few participants of the same gender. The wellbeing of our participants is one of our primary concerns, and the college site is secured and monitored 24/7, not only by Cambridge Immerse staff, but also by the college staff themselves.

Visit our ‘Campus’ page for further information.

Practical Information

Travel Information: The fee for Cambridge Immerse is not inclusive of travel to Cambridge. There are several transport options available, including arriving in Cambridge by rail, coach or flight. Please contact us if you need assistance planning your journey to Cambridge.

For international participants, we arrange a shared airport transfer service from London Heathrow Airport to Cambridge. Dedicated staff members meet the participants at the airport terminal of their arrival. Participants are able to book this service once they have secured their place on the programme.

Medical and Dietary Requirements: We are able to cater for most dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, halal, kosher); please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure if we can cater for your dietary requirements. Breakfast and evening meals are included in Cambridge Immerse, and participants are expected to make their own provisions for lunch at various delicious eateries around Cambridge.

Other information: Students must be aged between 16-18 at the time of attendance to Cambridge Immerse. Students are expected to be fluent / near-fluent in English.

Participate in Cambridge Immerse

Cambridge Immerse is a residential summer course consisting of outstanding academic classes, excellent skills workshops and exciting extracurricular activities in the historic university city of Cambridge.

2019 programmes

  • 30th June - 13th July 2019
  • 7th July - 20th July 2019
  • 14th July - 27th July 2019
  • 21st July - 3rd August 2019
  • 28th July - 10th August 2019
  • 4th August - 17th August 2019

We would be happy to assist you if you have any questions prior to booking your place. For the fastest response to your enquiry, please email:

enquiries@cambridgeimmerse.com

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The Engineering Summer School is available on the following dates:

7th – 20th July 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

11th – 24th August 2019

Cambridge Immerse
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Dhruvika Sosa
Dhruvika Sosa
2018-01-18T17:32:14+0000
It’s a package!! One gets a clear glimpse & understanding of student life at university. You get to study your desired subject as well as explore the historical city of Cambridge. You get to immerse yourself in the local culture & interact with a vibrant international crowd. A perfect opportunity to educate yourself not as a student but also as a person on the whole. Frankly, CI was a win-win for me.
Lewis McKee
Lewis McKee
2017-12-11T11:43:34+0000
Took part in this enriching experience in 2016, and was intrigued in the academia, but also was inspired by the mentors, and have stayed in contact with many people from around the world with similar passions and motivations for success!Thank you Cambridge Immerse!
Rebeca Nilsson
Rebeca Nilsson
2017-12-05T13:30:38+0000
It was an amazing experience, worth every single minute. You meet so many different people, and leave with wonderful memories that you will never forget.
Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson
2017-11-08T22:18:21+0000
Not only was Cambridge Immerse a cultural, enriching educational experience, but it also gave me a new perspective on how so many different students can come from vastly different regions around the globe but share the same passions and goals for success. I strongly recommend it to anyone considering the program.
Ioannis Demetriades
Ioannis Demetriades
2017-10-05T17:54:08+0000
The whole experience was wonderful. I mostly enjoyed the fact that we had a variety of activities over the 2 weeks. Also, academically we had the opportunity to go in depth over different topics of our subject of interest and that led to a better understanding and it successfully triggered our curiosity to learn more.
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