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Engineering IAG

Engineering Information, Advice and Guidance

Title: Engineering IAG Location: In school
Led by: WMG Outreach Format: Talk
Duration: 1 hour Suitable for:

Class size of 30,

or a whole year group.

Sessions designed for KS2, KS3 and KS4

Our progression:

We aim to ask three questions as students progress through education:

  1. What is engineering?
  2. Where is engineering?
  3. How can I become an engineer?

These sessions are designed to work at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 respectively. Click the questions below to skip to the description of each session.

KS2 - What is Engineering?

Aims and description:

Students often don't know what an engineer is. Our most common misconception is that an engineer fixes cars and is indistinguishable from a mechanic. We aim to show students the breadth of engineering from designing software, controlling automated manufacturing, creating new technologies for the future, to testing self-driving cars (and a whole lot more!).

  • Look at profiles of engineers
  • Explore the people behind engineering projects
  • Talk about what engineers do
  • Use the engineering approach - make, test, evaluate, improve - to create a product

KS3 - Where is Engineering?

Aims and description:

To take the next step in learning about engineering we aim to show students how much they already know about engineering from science and design and technology lessons. We then aim to show students how much 'engineering' impacts on their local community and products they use every day. We look ahead to the future and think about what inventions they might like to see come to life - and how close engineers at the University of Warwick might be to those inventions!

  • Focus on careers in STEM
  • Explore engineering knowledge from other curriculum subjects
  • Examine the Engineering Habits of Mind
  • Talk about transferrable skills that are crucial to engineers

KS4 - How can I become an Engineer?

Aims and description:

Our session for more advanced learners discusses the career pathways into engineering and qualifications, possible job roles, and what those jobs are like. We aim to bring our engineers out with us to answer students' questions about STEM subjects (depending on staff availability). We also examine where engineering pops up in the GCSE curriculum and in real life.

We can talk to your students about Engineering at University, and the opportunities at Warwick University. Whether through an apprenticeship, a degree course, or both at the same time with a degree apprenticeship, engineering has an option for everyone. This session will look into the engineering teaching that is on offer and the projects that engineers make possible.

We cover:

  • The skills engineers need
  • The range of roles available
  • The types of courses WMG offers
  • Exciting projects our engineers work on.

Depending on whether your school is part of the Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme (LBEEP):

  • Bursary opportunities available through the Royal Academy of Engineering’s LBEEP.
  • Bursary opportunities available from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Resources required:

In each case these talks can be delivered to a classroom or a whole year group. The sessions can be run multiple times in one day to cover more of your school.

Data projector

Class teacher present throughout the day

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