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Developments in Global Engineering (Ages 19+)

Oxford Royale Academy's Developments in Global Engineering Summer School for Adults, on the campus of the University of Oxford, taught by elite ORA academic faculty.

Why Study Engineering?

Explore emerging advances in the fields of mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil and structural engineering through an immersive and hands-on curriculum designed to jump-start your career in engineering. More than a technical course, you will practise innovation and creative methodologies that will enable you to create engineering solutions to solve real-world problems.

Why Choose This Course

  • Investigate emerging engineering innovations at a global level, while a peer network of future engineers from around the planet.
  • Compare and contrast multiple fields and sub-fields of engineering that will better inform your future study choices within the broad discipline of engineering.
  • Gain a strong foundation in engineering principles and apply those principles to solving real-world problems.
  • Engage with engineering experts and professionals as you explore issues like urban infrastructure, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, and new medicines.
  • Practice design thinking methodology to strengthen your innovation and creativity skills.
  • Sharpen your project management, collaboration, research and presentation skills through the course’s unique “Capstone Project Accelerator”.
  • Reside in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford and build a global network of peers to strengthen your career trajectory.

What’s included?

  • Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford.
  • Inspiring courses taught by experts.
  • A truly international environment – form a global network.
  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programme.
  • Graduation, report cards and certificate.
  • 10 exciting lectures and 10 lively discussion-based seminars.
  • Maximum 10 students per class.
  • 15+ hours tuition / week.
  • Talks with world-class guest speakers.
  • Inspirational cultural programmes, including excursions to historic UK locations.
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What You Will Learn

On this course, you will:

  • Gain unique insights into numerous engineering fields and sub-fields to better inform your academic and career pathway.
  • Strengthen technical skills in project management, research, and presenting.
  • Build important innovation and creativity competencies through the practice of the design thinking methodology.
  • Identify emerging advances in sustainability within the discipline of engineering.
  • Conduct, evaluate and present research on emerging, grand challenges facing the planet.


Great For Students Thinking About

  • Developing greater project management and innovation capabilities.
  • Choosing an engineering field.
  • Strengthening their resume to apply for engineering internships, apprenticeships and co-ops.
  • Considering advanced engineering degrees with an emphasis in research, management, consulting and development.
  • Pursuing careers in mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil or structural engineering.

Earn your certificate

After your amazing summer of discovery, we know that you’ll want to share your success with your family, friends and teachers back at home. We also know that you’ll want to understand from your ORA tutor what you did particularly well on your course, but also where there might be room for future learning and development.

After successfully completing your course, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, awarded at a memorable ceremony hosted for you and your parents on the final Friday of your summer school. We’ll also provide a detailed report card, highlighting all that you have achieved during your time with us, as well as some next steps for future success.

Learn from the world’s best minds

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a new discovery at the cutting edge of science? Would you like to learn what it’s like to study in an Oxford tutorial, a Cambridge supervision, or in a top British boarding school? Or explore whether university study in your favourite subject is really for you?

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders in film and fashion, acclaimed authors, and more!

We assemble our diverse faculty from all over the world, exclusively for you, so you only learn from the very best. Every tutor will guide you on your path to future greatness.

Join exciting trips and activities

At Oxford Royale Academy, we strive to offer a summer of fun and enjoyment alongside your academic immersion.

We can help you uncover Oxford’s secrets, from the best coffee shops to the dreamiest riverside parks, from Oxford’s very own castle to must-visit shops, galleries and museums. Alongside your new friends from around the world, you will enjoy a busy extra-curricular timetable, including a sophisticated graduation ceremony and dinner, guest talks from Oxford researchers and academics, excursions offering a glimpse of Britain’s past, and much more.

Useful Information

Arrival and Departure

Welcome to the Summer School Arrivals and Departures Hub. Here you can find all the information you need prior to departure including information about flights, transfer options and other important information regarding your arrival and departure.

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COVID-19 Response

As members of the British Safety Council, student safety is our top priority. Our coronavirus measures go beyond the latest UK government and Public Health England guidance, and as a minimum, guarantee a number of key features.

What to Bring

You will receive a Welcome Pack after you enrol. Your Welcome Pack will provide a full list of what to pack and which personal items and travel documents you will bring with you when you join the programme

Guest Speakers

We believe that the chance to talk frankly and openly with leading figures from the worlds of culture, media, sport and academia allows our students to develop both their confidence and their analytical skills. Each of our speakers presents on a topic that they are world experts on before fielding questions from our student audience.

Study in confidence