Engineering Development Trust
Engineering Development Trust
Year 12 Headstart STEM course at Coventry University. This 4 day residential summer school, it will give students a taster of Aerospace Engineering. at Engineering Development Trust

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Headstart Course at Coventry University

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Event Summary:

Year 12 Headstart STEM course at Coventry University. This 4 day residential summer school, it will give students a taster of Aerospace Engineering.

Full Event Details:

What is it all about?

The Aerospace Headstart event at Coventry University is organised around the multi-disciplinary theme of aerospace engineering. The Research Centre for Transportation and Mobility is currently working with industry and authorities on a variety of projects including aircraft safety of light aircraft with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and CFD Aerodynamics.

What will I be doing?

You will complete a wing build activity to test its aerodynamic and structural properties. You will work in teams solving specific aerospace engineering problems. This will involve building and flying an aircraft. You will compete against other members enrolled on the Headstart programme. To carrying out this task you will get to experience many of our facilities and meet with students and engineers.

Design and develop a wing model. The designed wing will be used for destructive testing.

Use our wind tunnel to investigate the aerodynamic effects in flight.

Fly the Flight Simulator to understand flight performance.

Use computing facilities to analyse data.

Orientation of Harrier fighter jet and its Vertical Take-Off Lift (VTOL).

Would this course suit me?

This is the course for you if you are interested in the following subjects and have a strong maths background:

Airframe structures and materials
Avionics and electronic systems
Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
Design and manufacturing issues for aircraft
Aerospace and aeronautical engineering

What do I need to be suitable?

If you have a keen passion for the technical aspects of flight and flying, and cross disciplinary working in the field of engineering then this course will suit you. We will also attempt to ensure that you get a little taste of other areas of engineering such as basic mechanics, electrical and humanitarian engineering.

There is a fee to attend this course, but some bursaries are available.

Applications need to be made by students

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)


2-4 Days

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Institution Profile:

EDT (Engineering Development Trust), offer young people active
learning experiences in STE(A)M related careers, giving them the
opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make
decisions about their future.

EDT is a dedicated, nationwide charity with over 30 years of experience.
Our team work with over 1,300 schools and educational institutions to
deliver more than 40,000 STE(A)M experiences each year.

Our summer school university taster programmes allow students to
experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects at
various universities around the UK to find out more about these exciting
career options.

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