What you’ll learn -
During a series of 3.5 week-long Sprints, you’ll study five main pillars of engineering, spanning multiple disciplines, to become confident at using a range of different engineering concepts and practice bringing them together using whatever the situation demands. These engineering specialisms will give you a solid grounding on which to analyse problems and create solutions and, in each pillar, you’ll show your understanding by applying your learning alongside an industrial or community partner.
How you’ll be taught –
In addition to Sprints, our Toolboxes will equip you with all the skills you need, like drawing, teamworking, programming, communication, certainty, management and business, creativity and design. Working in small teams, replicating the real workplace, you will integrate all of your engineering and toolbox skills to work on substantial community-based challenges with local organisations at the end of each level of study.
By combining your engineering expertise with what you’ve learned in the toolboxes, along with your experience in numerous challenges and projects, and in Community-based Challenges, you’ll be ready to create solutions, add value, and make a change.
You’ll be supported throughout the course to master not only the mathematical tools needed to be a safe, accurate and efficient engineer, but also the engineering knowledge and work readiness skills needed to apply all of your professional determination upon graduation.
How you’ll be assessed –
We believe that your assessment should be as reflective of a real workplace as possible and that means no traditional exams. Instead, our assessments take the form of in-studio quizzes, presentations and debates, display of artefacts you’ve developed and built, industrial reports, development of specifications, test reports and project plans, creative media presentations, journal papers and ‘white papers’ and general question and answer sessions where your participation and knowledge can be assessed.