Get excited about engineering
Learn from world-class engineering tutors
Rooted in the city of Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence, the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s Engineering Summer School courses will enable you to truly immerse yourself in your subject. You’ll gain unique insights into what studying your favourite subject at university is like – giving you the edge in your future.
Get the Oxford Scholastica experience
Our Oxford Engineering summer programmes are two weeks long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you’ve studied aspects of the subject before, or are totally new to it, our Engineering Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.
In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Online Courses | 12-14 Year Olds
On this course, you’ll explore:
- Photonic systems (the science of light)
- Coding in HTML and CSS
- How to build your own website
Online Courses | 15-18 Year Olds
Does the world of engineering spark your interest? Guided by an expert tutor, you’ll explore key introductory engineering topics and work together to design your own models. You’ll learn how to apply Mathematics and Physics to solve problems, and learn how to stand out in future university applications. You’ll also get to participate in a Q&A with an engineer.
On this course, you’ll cover:
- Maths for engineers
- Material efficiencies and construction
- Designing engineering models
- Building a tower from limited materials
Online Internships | 15-18 Year Olds
Supported by your Mentor, an academic researcher in Engineering, you’ll work in a team of Engineering interns from around the world. You’ll undertake your own research on a cutting-edge topic in Engineering and technology, and together with your Mentor you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal.
You’ll conclude the internship having gained impressive Engineering work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.
Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our engineering courses last year:
9 out of 10 said our engineering summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
9 out of 10 said that our high school summer engineering courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices
Why choose one of our Oxford Engineering summer school programmes?
The Best Courses
We’ve designed our high school summer engineering courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.
The Best People
Your engineering course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Your Future Success
Our engineering summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.
Get the Oxford Scholastica Experience
You’ll be taught engineering on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the field began their own career journeys.
Engineering Summer School Testimonials
Honestly, OSA was the best thing I could have done for myself. It’s really hard to find people that will support my dreams as much as the staff at Oxford Scholastica have.
If you want to study something outside of school that will really make a difference, I strongly advise you to take a course with Oxford Scholastica! My tutor was amazing and I loved it all.
The instructors have been great – they know how to engage and help the students have in-depth, thought-provoking conversations. The courses that my son has taken have truly been a great experience for him!
What You’ll Get From Our Engineering Courses
- Be introduced to the world of engineering, both at university and as a career, through our fully accredited engineering course
- Take part in a mix of classroom-based discussions and fun practical challenges to help you understand the work of an engineer and the challenges you’ll face in an engineering career
- Experience life as an engineering student, with expert teaching from our predominantly Oxbridge-educated staff
- Gain an understanding of the wide variety of career options available to you if you choose to study engineering at university
- Meet a real engineer, who’ll answer all your questions about what it’s like working in engineering and studying a branch of engineering at university
- Take part in practical challenges that test your knowledge and skills while demonstrating the real-life applications of engineering, such as constructing a bridge and building a hydraulics system and engine
- Find out more about what your options are for studying engineering at university
- Meet like-minded students from around the world, who’ll form the start of your future professional network, and you’ll join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni
- Graduate, on successful completion of your engineering summer course, in a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Get an Authentic University Experience
You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would be at top UK universities. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best Engineering summer school experience.