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Discover Engineering – Wednesday 11 July 2018

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.

Manchester has very good links with industry and carries out research projects in collaboration with industrial partners. This allowed me to get an insight into the real life issues the industry is facing and make contacts.

Istiaque Emu / MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Discover Engineering at The University of Manchester.

The overall aim for 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 applying participants will benefit from this insight and hands-on experience will be able to feel more confident that they have chosen the course that will suit them.

Our Discover Engineering day is a perfect chance for student who either already know that 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.

Registration for this discover day is now closed. Our Autumn Discover Day dates will be released in the new term.

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