United Kingdom, Cambridge

Mathematics & Engineering

when 2 August 2016 - 16 August 2016
duration 2 weeks

The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Peterhouse, Cambridge and select two subjects to explore in depth for the duration of the course.

Mathematics and Engineering is one of the most popular subjects that we offer.The course combines Mathematics and Engineering to create a unique programme that teaches students how to apply their theoretical knowledge to the world around them.

Engineering at university level is the practical application of mathematics and physics, so our students develop their understanding of a broad range of subjects through an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Students also have the opportunity to put their new-found knowledge into practice when completing a practical project. In the past these have included building a water launcher and constructing a portable speaker.

Topics include:
• An introduction to matrix algebra
• Matrix solutions to simultaneous equations
• Gaussim elimination
• Differentiation and differential equations
• Advances sequences and series
• Circuit analysis
• Complex numbers
• De Moivre’s theorem

Course leader

All our courses are led by Oxbridge academics

Target group

Students aged 15 - 17

Fee info

GBP 0: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.