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Discover Bath Engineering Residentials

A chance for students in Year 12 to experience what it's like to live and study Engineering at the University of Bath

students in a laboratory working on an Electrical Engineering project.
Discover Bath provides an opportunity for Year 12 students to experience studying an Engineering degree at Bath

Overview

The Discover Bath Engineering residentials will run from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020 and will help you make a strong application to the University of Bath.

In the build up to the residential, we will prepare you for the undergraduate-level work that you will undertake whilst attending the Summer School at Bath.

Please check below for the details of the subjects on offer for the Engineering residentials.

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Chemical Engineering

During the summer school, you will gain laboratory skills which are essential for students on our Chemical Engineering degrees and participate in undergraduate-level experiments which are likely to include:

  • biodiesel production from coffee waste
  • computer simulations of molecules
  • water engineering
  • yeast fermentation experiment
  • saponification reactions

You will also get to experience an undergraduate-level Chemical Engineering lecture linked to one of the experiments.

Watch this What is Chemical Engineering? video to find out more about the subject.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Chemical Engineering strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Chemistry A Level and Maths A level (or equivalent). You must also likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Chemical Engineering courses at Bath. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Chemical Engineering Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

Civil Engineering

During the summer school, you will carry out a realistic design exercise from idea generation to refinement of design through to completion. The summer school will teach you the central importance of creativity, and to show how physical and mathematical modelling helps in the exploration of possibilities and the development of proposals. You will explore the application of geometry and mechanics to a real problem. This will build upon and aid students’ understanding of concepts covered in A-level maths/mechanics, such as equilibrium and distribution of forces, and in A-level physics, such as properties of materials.

Watch this What is Civil Engineering? video to find out more about the subject.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Civil Engineering strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths A level (or equivalent). You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Civil Engineering courses at Bath. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Civil Engineering Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

Electrical Engineering

During summer school you will design and build a stand-alone heartbeat monitor. This heart-beat monitor will use a Raspberry Pi computer to plot real time heartbeat readings onto a screen. You will need to design a circuit and write some software giving you a taste of the wide range of skills required in engineering.

Watch this What is Electronic & Electrical Engineering? video to find out more about the subject.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Electrical Engineering strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths A level (or equivalent) plus a second Science or Technology A level (or equivalent). You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering courses at Bath. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Electrical Engineering Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

Mechanical Engineering

During the summer school you’ll have the opportunity to experience what undergraduate mechanical engineering at University of Bath is really like. You will have the opportunity come up with innovative solutions to important design challenges which will show you the breadth of Mechanical Engineering. You will attend a first year Solid Mechanics lecture followed by a tutorial session where you’ll work on a problem sheet, with support from University staff. We’ll talk about what mechanical engineers do and what kinds of jobs you can go into following mechanical engineering. They’ll also be a practical activity. You will have the opportunity to learn all about studying mechanical engineering and how it compares to physics and other courses you may be considering.

Watch this What is Mechanical Engineering? video to find out more about the subject.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Mechanical Engineering strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths and Physics A levels (or equivalent). You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Mechanical Engineering courses at Bath. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Mechanical Engineering Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

Robotics Engineering

During the summer school you will develop different algorithms to control a robotic platform. You will employ graphical and text-based programming languages to program a robot to perform actions such as avoiding obstacles and following a path. This project will give you a taste of the wide range of skills required in Robotics Engineering.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Robotics strand of Discover Bath you must be studying Maths and Physics A levels (or equivalent). You must also be likely to meet the entry requirements for one of the Robotics courses at Bath. To be eligible for a subsidised place you must meet our widening participation criteria.

Date

The Robotics Residential will be from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

Student Blog

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