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Taster Courses

Our taster courses are designed to give you an idea of what it would be like to study in the School of Engineering and Materials Science, whilst finding out a bit more about the course. Take part in taster sessions and talks from leading academics and current students to find out how we prepare our students to take a leading role in the world of engineering. 

These half-day tasters will give prospective students an insight into the range of courses that the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has to offer. 
 
Our 2021 Taster Courses will be taking place online
 
 Register for our upcoming Taster Courses »

Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary

Thursday 10th June 2021 - 14:30 - 17:15

You will hear from our Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Admissions, learn about what our students are doing from current students, and even gain hands-on experience in our MATLAB workshop. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills related to engineering and ask our students and academics the questions you want to know the answers to.  
 
This taster course is suitable for :
  • Year 12 or 13 students considering any of the undergraduate programmes offered by the School of Engineering and Materials Science
  • Students currently studying A level Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics, BTEC level 3 national diploma in Engineering alongside A Level Mathematics or other level 3 qualifications suitable for entry onto one of our programmes.
  • Applicants and Offer Holders for programmes offered by the School of Engineering and Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering at Queen Mary

Thursday 17th June 2021 - 14:30 - 17:15

This taster course will focus on the Materials Science and Engineering programme in the School of Engineering and Materials Science.

You will hear from our Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Admissions, learn about what our students are doing from current students, attend engaging and interactive seminars led by Professor James Busfield and Professor Liz Tanner. You will also have the opportunity to put your questions to our academics and current students.  

This taster course is suitable for :

  • Year 12 or 13 students considering studying Materials Science Engineering at univeristy or a related subject and want to find out more about materials science
  • Students currently studying any two of Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics at A Level, BTEC level 3 national diploma in Engineering, or other level 3 qualifications suitable for entry onto this programme.
  • Applicants and Offer Holders for Materials Science and Engineering

Women in Engineering

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - 14:30 - 17:15

Taking place on International Women in Engineering Day, we will be celebrating women in engineering with a series of talks and interactive sessions from female engineers linked to the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary. 
 
You will hear from our head of school Professor Hazel Screen as well alumni, academics and current students.  
 
Kinjal Dave, Techwomen100 winner 2019 and Scientist at BAE Systems, studied Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary. Hear about her career and what it is like being a women in engineering 
 
Gioia Etchi studied Materials Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London. Find out how she got her job as a materials engineer at a small tech company in Cambridge 
 
You will also have the chance to ask current students, alumni and academics your own questions and really get a feel for studying and working in engineering from a woman’s perspective.   
 
 This taster course is suitable for :
  • Year 12 or 13 students considering any of the undergraduate programmes offered by the School of Engineering and Materials Science
  • students currently studying A level Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics, BTEC level 3 national diploma in Engineering alongside A Level Mathematics or other level 3 qualifications suitable for entry onto one of our programmes.
  • Applicants and Offer Holders for programmes offered by the School of Engineering and Materials Science

 

Inspire for girls image

imageThe aim of this three day non-residential Inspire course is to equip female year 11 students with the skills that will allow them to have an advantage upon entry into sixth form.  Students will be encouraged to work in teams which will naturally build upon their existing communication skills. During this three day course students will participate in a group research project, experience a university style lecture and explore different engineering disciplines whilst taking part in engineering based activities. 

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