Exceptional Pre-College Engineering January Program for High Schoolers at University of Sydney in Australia

For a better future

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Course Description

Advanced pre-university course in Engineering at University of Sydney

Throughout this Education Engineering summer school program for 13-18-year-olds, you will be introduced to the engineering topics that form the foundation of engineering at university, living and studying at the University of Sydney, and develop new skills as you work through a carefully constructed syllabus. You will be equipped with introductory insights to help decide whether you should pursue studying engineering at the university level. You’ll learn first-year engineering topics and develop both theoretical and practical understanding through an exciting syllabus designed by expert tutors from leading universities. In partnership with The Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering, Students will gain an exclusive insight into the rich and proud history of the Royal Australian Engineers. Participants will discover equipment and learn about the engineers and their achievements at home and overseas.


University of Sydney Campus, St Paul College

9 City Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, AUSTRALIA

St. Paul’s College offers a wide range of modern and heritage facilities located in the heart of the University of Sydney.

St Paul’s was the first university college in Australia. Alumni include two former Prime Ministers, three High Court judges, Supreme Court judges and 29 Rhodes Scholars, as well as influential figures in business, the law, science and the arts.

What's Included

This is the best January academic camp for teenagers focusing in engineering at University of Sydney campus.

**Our January winter-summer camp in Sydney is a unique opportunity for you to live and study in the highest ranked university in Australia for graduate employability.**


  • 10 nights accommodation in a college of the University of Sydney

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in College Hall

  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom

  • 35 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors

  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials

  • Mentor program and access to support material

  • Formal hall dinners at University of Sydney

  • Visits to iconic landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor and the Taronga Zoo

  • Cultural and social activities including Australian Football, Cricket and lots of opportunities for BBQ

  • Graduation ceremony and certificate

  • Detailed evaluation written by tutor

Starting From


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Age Range 13-18 Years
Duration 2 Weeks
Start Dates 1/3/2024
Weekly Course Hours 25 hours

Are you worried that your days will be full of studying with no time to see the sites or socialize?

  • Cultural and social activities including Australian Football, Cricket and lots of opportunities for BBQ Have no fear! We specialize in ensuring you have an incredible time, with engaging lessons, interactive workshops and a plethora of social fun and discovery!
  • You won’t leave Sydney without taking a tour of the best spots around the city and learning about the culture, history and must-see sights.

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The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Our accommodation at St. Paul’s College offers the finest collegiate educational experience for our academic summer programme.

The college offers comfortable accommodation used by Sydney undergraduates during term-time, allowing for an authentic educational experience that blends immersive study with our exceptional social and cultural programme.

The college is perfectly situated to explore Sydney’s iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden and the Australian Museum.

In the heart of the city, students experience authentic university living amongst iconic landmarks for an unforgettable social and cultural program.

  • Participants stay in comfortable single bedrooms with access to common rooms and event spaces for our social and cultural program.

  • Males and females have separate accommodation, and there is wi-fi available throughout.

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  • Sydney is famous for its incredible harbour and impressive landscape. From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, the city is full of iconic landmarks, surrounded by beautiful beaches including Bondi and Manly. As part of the summer program, we provide participants with the opportunity to explore everything this destination city has to offer.

  • Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a fantastic social program to help you get the most out of your time. This includes activities such as a Sydney Harbour boat trip and a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach. Participants can also experience a traditional formal hall in the magical surroundings of St. Paul’s College.

There is also a full day excursion during the program to explore Sydney.

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We recommend that participants arrive between 14:00 and 16:00 on the first day of the programme to the campus

Students on our programme in Sydney will be staying at St. Paul’s College, part of the University of Sydney.

Upon arrival you should go to the Main Reception. Members of staff will be on hand to welcome you and help to the registration area. Here you will be registered and provided with your Arrival Pack, and keys to your room.


If you are arriving to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) we are able to offer a shared airport transfer service.

This is a chaperoned service departing from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 and travelling directly to the Immerse programme.

The transfers depart at **11:00 **and **14:00 **on the Sunday of arrivals.

The cost of this service is £70 per journey and bookings close on 30th November 2023.

If you are driving, short-stay visitor parking is available on-site.

On the day, please come through the City Road gates, down the driveway and look for our main office through the arched doorway on the left.

The address is St. Paul’s College, 9 City Road, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Lesson Plan

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning. These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’. We’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new. Unlike traditional schools, this camp allows you to learn beyond the traditional curriculum.

  • Certificate & detailed participant evaluation
  • All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Personal project
  • Develop a personal project to present at the end of the course
  • Live like a University of Sydney undergraduate
  • An authentic experience of university life
  • Admissions insight
  • Interview skills, academic writing and presentations

Module 1 - Electrical Engineering

  • You will apply the principles of electromagnetism to understand a range of electrical components such as digital circuits and sensors. You will then enrich your understanding by exploring digital circuits at the base of modern laptops and smartphones, addressing their limitations. The theory is then put into practice as you construct your own radio receiver.

Module 2 - Mechanical Engineering

  • Following a review of the key principles of kinematics and the Newtonian laws of motion, you will explore rigid body dynamics for 2D and 3D objects before exploring the engineering design of earthquake-resistant buildings and pitching your own ideas based on an in-class scenario.

Module 3 - Material Engineering

  • At the forefront of nano science and nanotechnology research, you will explore this fascinating and diverse field to evaluate existing materials and consider new substances at the forefront of current research. Participants will also explore how new materials are developed and tested.

Module 4 - Engineering A Solution

  • Participants will be presented with a known problem and asked to work in pairs to create a solution based on the engineering principles that they have encountered. They will then present their idea and demonstrate a working prototype to their peers before facing questions.

Example tutor:

**Nathan J ** Nathan is a PhD candidate in the Bioelectronics Research Group at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering, has a Masters in Engineering (MEng) in Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of York, as well as a Masters of Research (MRes) in 2d Materials from the University of Cambridge. Nathan specialises in biocompatible flexible electronics, conductive polymers, and 2d materials to realise state-of-the-art organic electrochemical transistors for neural interfacing.

Guest speakers from previous summers

  • Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds. Meet some of our previous guests:

  • Former Olympian Abi Oyepitan A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Philosopher, author & journalist Dr Nigel Warburton How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?

  • Neuroscientist & entrepreneur Dr Lynda Shaw A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA [ ] This program is suitable for students with at least a B2 level of English. Students aged 13-18 years old.

[ ] Students are required to travel to Australia to join the program in person.


  • From Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1  **11:00 **and **14:00 **per journey 90 USD

       (Available till 30th November 2023)


Session Dates

Wonderful! Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

10 Days Boarding
Start 1/3/2024
End 1/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $7,050.00

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