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Discover Engineering – Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Our Discover Engineering Day will allow Year 12 students and other potential applicants who are interested in studying engineering the opportunity to explore the different course options available to them at university.

It will be of particular interest to students of mathematics and physics, and offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about the huge diversity of practical courses and careers that these subjects offer access to.

Discover Engineering at The University of Manchester.

The overall aim of the day is to help attendees explore the full range of engineering degree programmes on offer, from the most popular to the less well known, including Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Civil Engineering. When it comes to applying, participants benefiting from this insight and hands-on experience will have more confidence that they have chosen the course that will most suit them.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for students of physics, engineering, chemistry and/or mathematics to explore the different opportunities available to them at university level though the study of engineering.

Our Discover Engineering Day is a perfect chance for students who either already know they want to study engineering and want to explore the different courses and options available at Manchester; or for those who enjoy studying mathematics and sciences at A-level and wish to see how these subjects can be combined in an engineering degree.

The day will particularly suit you if you have a flair for problem-solving, teamwork and lateral thinking. You may also be interested in the grand, global engineering challenges which are facing the modern world.

Provisional programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change.)

9.30am Registration and refreshments; confirmation of your workshop
10.00am Introduction and overview of the day
10.15am Presentation: Why choose engineering at Manchester?
10.30am Degree course overviews: Battle of the Engineers!
This is a series of ten-minute overviews delivered by an academic member of staff to give you an insight into their degree programmes.
11.30am Break
11.50am  Workshop session 1:
These workshops will be delivered by current PhD students. You’ll hear about the subject in more detail and get hands-on with some practical activities. You’ll also have the chance to quiz them about their subject.
12.50pm  Lunch
1.25pm Move to workshop session 2
1.30pm  Workshop session 2
2.30pm Question-and-answer panel with current students
3.00pm–3.30pm Plenary and evaluation

Register for this Discover Day here.