Year 12 students enjoyed a day in the Engineering department at Birmingham City University.

Students took part in workshop sessions involving modern advances in engineering in the second decade of the 21st Century. These workshops emphasised that Engineering is a professional discipline which is recognised and respected across the globe just like medicine, law and accountancy. The workshops highlighted the importance of engineering and how it helps to sustain and grow the local, national and the global economy. The session demonstrated the integration of all aspects of engineering from conceptual design, prototyping and manufacturing through to volume production. Students had the opportunity to see how artificial limbs are manufactured and how the Formula Student race car is designed and manufactured from scratch in less than six months.

Date

1st Mar 2017

Location

Birmingham City University

Year Group

Year 10-11