Smallpeice is delivering the Future Railway Engineering (for YRS 11 and 12) course this summer as a result of the increasing demand for rail transport and the need for a new generation of railway engineers to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. The 4-day course (20th – 23rd July 2020) includes a series of lectures to give you a feel for what university life is like, covering a range of subjects including:
- The challenges the railways face and the advanced technology they increasingly use to make them safer,
cleaner, more efficient, reliable, greener and cost-effective
- How trains protect their passengers in the event of a crash, why aerodynamics are so important for high
speed trains, and why train control systems are so complicated and expensive
- How you could contribute to this growing industry as an apprentice or graduate engineer
- Work in a small team to tackle one of two design challenges to either design, build and test a scale-model crashworthy rail vehicle, or develop a next-generation train control system. Your design will need to meet a
challenging specification based on real-world requirements, and you’ll be competing with other teams to see who comes up with the best solution.
- Enhancing your CV and make your UCAS application stand out.