Engineering and Technology

These activities in Engineering and Technology will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.

1st in the UK for student satisfaction**The Guardian University Guide 2022, Engineering: Electronic and Electrical subject area
95%of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course**BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology - National Student Survey 2021
4thin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching** The Guardian University Guide 2022, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Making it Real events

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our visit days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real.  

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your visit day, including: 

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student Ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A panel
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions 

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  

Below you can also see an example of an Engineering Making it Real event, to give a flavour of what we can offer.  

This example is based on a 4-hour visit 

  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to university 
  • Academic masterclass: Designing the transport of the future 
  • Extended tour of our facilities, including our computer labs, engineering workshops and STEM centre 
  • Careers in Engineering talk 
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students and recent alumni, to hear their experiences of studying at university 

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available within the engineering sector. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their fields, with experience in everything from developing cutting- edge research around virtual reality, to understanding how we can live, work and travel more sustainably.  

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning on their Level 3 studies.  

Our masterclasses include:  

  • Designing the Transport of the Future
  • Power Electronics - An Enabling Technology
  • Space Exploration and The Search for Answers

Book an Academic Masterclass

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector.  

We can offer Careers talks in the following subjects:  

  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Entertainment Engineering 
  • Maths 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Motorsport Engineering 

Book a 'Careers in...' talk

Virtual events

Our virtual events allow your students to access an interactive 20-minute outreach event at your convenience, so it can easily fit around your teaching plans. These events consist of an interactive webpage to help give your students a taste of what it is like to study these subject areas at university.  You also have the option to follow up the session with an interactive activity with an academic.  These sessions may help towards Gatsby Benchmark.

Description: This virtual package explores what transport may look like in the future. Your students can also find out more about studying at university and gain an understanding of the range of topics covered within our degree programme. They will be able to take a virtual tour, hear from our academics and speak to current students. There is also an option to arrange a live follow-up session with one of our academics. 

Book Mechanical Engineering virtual event

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