On the 8th June the School of Engineering will open its doors to Year 12 students for a fascinating look at how they are preparing their undergraduates for employment in the New Age of Engineering. Participants will take part in a carousel of interactive activities, led by our engaging team of staff, which will widen their understanding of this fast-moving industry. Workshops which will form part of this event are as follows:
Introduction to Automation - An in-depth look into how technology continues to revolutionise the way our thriving manufacturing industry operates. The picking up and moving of components and products, assembly and testing often makes use of automated machines. Intelligent systems make use of sensors to understand something of the environment of which it is part, make decisions and perform tasks. This is a hands-on session but also conveys the exciting career opportunities available.
Introduction to Design and Digital Workflow - From concept to reality, participants will get a flavour of how engineers can take an idea or set of design instructions. By making use of computer aided design software (CAD) and a modern-day digital workflow, see how these ideas can be visualised in virtual reality and turned into actual objects and products which may be manufactured in their thousands!
Engineering, The Universe and Beyond - An engaging and open session which takes an overall look at Engineering as a professional occupation. Participants will take part in this conversation and debate to understand some of the challenges and opportunities that exist. The conversation centres around the fine balance of achieving technological developments and advancing quality of living while at the same time maintaining a healthy lifestyle for humans and the planet on which we live.