Oxford Engineering Summer School

Get ahead in your future in engineering. Join our Engineering Summer School on the Oxford University campus, or online, to experience what studying engineering is like, and develop the confidence and knowledge to put you ahead of the curve – in your university application and beyond.

Engineering summer school

Get excited about engineering

Spend two weeks of your summer immersing yourself in the world of engineering on the prestigious Oxford University campus – a global centre of innovation. We’ll introduce you to a successful professional who’s built a career working in an engineering-related field.

Learn from world-class engineering tutors

Studying alongside ambitious students from around the world, you’ll also take on fun challenges, such as learning how to build a bridge.

Be inspired

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

You’ll learn all about Engineering goals while enjoying everything that the magical city of Oxford has to offer.

Browse our Oxford Summer Engineering Courses

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.

technology summer course

In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds

Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers? On this technology summer course, you’ll learn how websites are built using different coding languages, design a rocket using practical applications of maths and physics, and build your own hydraulics system.

In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds

Experience Engineering

If you love understanding how things work and exploring individual components of machines and structures, there’s a good chance you’re considering engineering as an area of study. On this Oxford engineering summer programme, you’ll explore the differences between mechanical, civil and electrical engineering — and build your very own engine.
Engineering summer courses

Browse our Online Engineering Courses

Drawing on the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s years of experience of running world-class summer schools, our online Engineering courses combine the city of Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.

technology course for teens

Online Courses | 12-14 Year Olds


On this exciting course, you’ll be introduced to some of the most important concepts in Engineering and Technology — and you’ll learn how to build your own website! With your tutor and classmates, you’ll also explore how the practical applications of Maths and Physics work in the real world.

On this course, you’ll explore:

  • Electronics
  • 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


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Online Internships | 15-18 Year Olds

Engineering Internships

If you’re interested in Engineering or considering a career as an engineer in the future, a research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is an opportunity to explore the latest developments in Engineering and prepare for your future as an engineer.

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.


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Zimbabwe, Engineering

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.


Headshot of Thea, an Engineering online course student

Romania, Engineering

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!


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USA, Parent

What You’ll Get From Our Engineering Courses

Whether you’re interested in exploring more about your subject, or are keen to pursue an engineering-related course at university, this summer school is for you. You’ll:
  • 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

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our courses you’ll:
College-style teaching

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.

University-style independence
You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world.
Real-world skills
You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme.

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