Engage with fundamental principles and make products which tackle real-world problems.

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Practical Experiences

A minimum of 12 hours hands-on laboratory experience

Teaching Style

A combination of lectures, supervisions and practical research opportunities

Oxbridge Academics

Maximum 6:1 student-to-tutor ratio in supervisions, led by world-class academics

Advanced Topics

Introduces subjects studied by first year students at Cambridge University

Course content

Our newly introduced Engineering course will present a broad foundation of topics which, in combination, allow our students to gain insight into the fundamental principles of engineering. Students will also develop skills in the areas of structural design and product design via our hallmark practical-based laboratory experience days.

Important topics include: Mechanical Engineering, Structures and Materials, Electrical & Information Engineering, and Mathematical Methods.

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Practical experiences

In these team-based practical sessions, students will be asked to design and build products which adhere to a pre-prepared design brief. For example this may include the chance to build a bridge or cantilever which can bear a given load. These sessions will enhance practical skills alongside providing context to the academic syllabus.

Suitability and requirements

Students must be:

  • Between 16-19 years of age for the duration of the programme.
  • Fluent (or near-fluent) in English. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the level of English that is required to attend this course.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Suitable for:

  • Students wanting to get first-hand experience of practical-orientated engineering.
  • Students broadly interested in engineering and/or applied mathematics.
  • Students considering applying to university to study a science-related degree.

What's included?

  • 13 nights private ensuite student accommodation in a Cambridge University College
  • 13 days continental breakfast and cafeteria style dinner in a traditional hall setting
  • Daily lectures and academic supervisions, provided by leading Cambridge and Oxford academics
  • All academic material and university support material required for the duration of the programme
  • A minimum of 12 hours hands-on practical lab or computer-based research experience, led by leading Cambridge and Oxford academics
  • A comprehensive social programme including daily activities, academic enrichment opportunities, cultural experiences and sports-based activities
  • Weekend group excursion to London including transport by coach, all activity costs and entrance fees
  • Weekend group excursion to Oxford including transport by coach, all activity costs and entrance fees
  • Traditional formal hall dinner at a Cambridge and Oxford College
  • Graduation ceremony, certificate and celebration dinner
  • Cambridge SciSearch welcome pack and stationery

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2017 Cambridge SciSearch Programme Fee £4,200 (including VAT)

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