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EPS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2022
Spend Two-Three Weeks with Us in a Unique Virtual Academic Experience

Since 2014, the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) has welcomed over 500 students from China and across the globe to the annual summer school. In spite of restrictions on travel in 2021, the faculty of EPS successfully launched a virtual summer school. Almost 200 students were welcomed and joined the online programmes. Building on the success of 2021, we are delighted to launch the 2022 virtual summer school. Students can pursue their interests in one of six tailored EPS summer school programmes. This year, the EPS summer school will also provide students the opportunity to take our additional professional skills module on Entrepreneurship. This is an optional programme delivered in week three for summer school students who want to build entrepreneurial skills and awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Choice of Six Unique Programmes

25 July to 5 August 2022

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PSYCHOLOGY

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

MODULE:

Research Skills and Contemporary Issues in Psychology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Understand foundational and emerging questions in contemporary psychology, spanning health, development, wellbeing, and personality

Gain knowledge of methodological and ethical issues in each area

Design practical elements of a research project: experimental design, ethics application, questionnaire design, and using online recruitment systems

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CIVIL ENGINEERING

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

MODULE:

Building for Net Zero

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Basic principles of structural design

Principles of engineering drawing (hand drawing and CAD)

Understand load paths for simple structures

Innovation, from concept to testing

Carbon consciousness

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ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

MODULE:

Microcontroller Programming and Control System Design

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Introduction to microcontroller programming using ‘C’

Basic principles of interfacing digital and analogue circuits to microcontrollers

Understand the design of simple feedback control systems

 

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MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

Module: Simulation, Physical and Mathematical Analysis 

Learning outcomes: 

The module will cover a variety of topics, ranging from machine learning, mathematical analysis to chemical physics.

Gain knowledge of some applications in science and technology, such as photons, particles, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion

Sharpen your mathematical analysis skills and deepen your understanding of convergence of series

Understand the basics of how machine learning can be used for the properties of molecular systems, incorporating symmetry

Understand different types of observations of the Sun from space at different wavelengths, and the impacts of solar activity on our planet

Engine

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

MODULE:

Project on Mechatronics and Robotics

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Understanding general principles of Mechatronics as an interdisciplinary topic between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gain knowledge of basic terms in Dynamic Systems, including Degrees of Freedom, Motions, Velocity, Accelerations, Forces, Torque and Gears

Gain basic knowledge in electrical devices such as sensors and motors

Get experience in use of computer software to train Robots

Test tubes

CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

25 JULY TO 5 AUGUST 2022

MODULE:

Solving Global Challenges with Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Gain knowledge of sensors in disease diagnosis, healthcare materials and preparation, computer-aided molecular design and next generation of antibodies.  

Gain knowledge of design, preparation of functional materials and their applications in sustainable development such as renewable energy, CO2 capture/conversion. 

Gain critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork skills from group-based workshops/mini-projects

Enhance oral presentation skills

The Enterprise Challenge

8 - 12 August 2022

Join us for an additional week to take part in our professional skills module on Entrepreneurship. 

Module: The Enterprise Challenge

8 - 12 August 2022

The Enterprise Challenge is designed to build entrepreneurial skills and awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. Students will attend a workshop each day and gain support to work in teams through a series of tasks towards the end goal of a business proposal. Students will share their progress and learning with the other teams and receive peer feedback. *This is an optional programme for students to sign up to in week three with an additional fee.

WHY JOIN OUR SUMMER SCHOOL?

PHOTO: Jiale Fan, Zhejiang University
Thanks to the 2-week summer school, I made new friends via group discussion and oral presentation. Via the virtual programme, not only my English language skills were improved and but also my field of vision in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering was broadened Jiale Fan, Zhejiang University
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
 
£700M CAMPUS INVESTMENT IN CUTTING EDGE FACILITIES
 

QUEEN'S IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK  

(QS World University Rankings 2021)
 

RANKED 200 IN THE WORLD

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
 
NORTHERN IRELAND HAS THE LOWEST STUDENT COST OF LIVING IN THE UK
(Which? University, 2018)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS
Find out more information on the structure of the programme.

To give you an idea on the structure of the programme, please download our sample timetable.

Summer School timetable

As this is an international summer school, timings will vary depending on the country you are from. Timings will be confirmed closer to the programme date but to give you an idea of what time of the day the programme will run in your country, please find further information below.

ASIA – Evening

USA – Early Morning

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FEES
TUITION FEES

Early Commitment Fee before Friday 6 May 2022:              £200

Regular Fee from Saturday 7 May 2022:                            £250

Additional Module on Entrepreneurship Fee:                       £80

(The deadline for payment is Friday 3 June 2022)

The tuition fee includes:

  • All tuition
  • Certificate
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BEFORE YOU APPLY
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Entry Requirement: The summer school is designed for students currently studying an undergraduate degree at stage 1 or 2 in a subject area relevant to their selected programme.

Whether you are a student applying individually or you are a member of staff from a university who would like to send a group of students, we would love to welcome you!

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you work with an institution and wish to register a group of students for the International Summer School at Queen’s, we would be delighted to assist you.

For further information, please contact us at epssummerschool@qub.ac.uk

In order to apply for the EPS Summer School, your students must complete the simple online form on the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 May 2022. (The deadline has been extended until Friday 3 June 2022)

Once your students have completed the online application form we will ask for a payment of £250* per student to secure their place on the programme.

The deadline for paying your fee is Friday 3 June 2022.

Before you apply please make sure you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions.

*We are offering an early commitment discount of 20% for payment received by Friday 6 May 2022.

 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS

In order to apply for the EPS Summer School, you must complete the simple online form on the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 May 2022. (The deadline has been extended until Friday 3 June 2022)

Once you have completed the online application form we will be in touch to ask for some further information. If you are offered a place on the programme we will require payment of £250* to secure your place and we will provide details on how to pay this. Programmes can fill up quickly and therefore we run on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, we cannot hold or guarantee your place on this programme until the fee is paid.

The deadline for paying your fee is Friday 3 June 2022. If your fee is not received prior to this date, your place may be offered to someone else.

*We are offering an early commitment discount of 20% for payment received by Friday 6 May 2022.

 

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions prior to application.

Our terms and conditions can be found below and include information on:

- Cancellations and refunds

- Data protection

- Student Code of Conduct

- Complaints procedure

Terms and Conditions

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