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Nucleus VI Programme For Aspiring Engineers. 

We recognise the international need for engineers and this programme will inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers. 

The course supports the main types of engineering available to study at university. These include general, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, biomechanical and materials engineering. Even if you are not sure which type of engineering to go for, you can still apply, we will assist, support and guide you to the correct path. 

Nucleus VI Engineering Application Information 2023

  • March/April - Applications open 17th March at 8.00 am and close on 5th May at 12.00 noon

  • May/June - The interview process will take place during May/June. 

  • July - Conditional offers made subject to GCSE grades 

  • August - Final decisions made based on grades.

Nucleus VI Programme For Aspiring Engineers. 

Applications will open on Tuesday 15th March and will close on Friday 5th May at midday.

On the programme, you will meet people already working as professional engineers to gain an insight into the profession. You will all work together as a cohort towards the GreenPower Challenge for 16-25 year-olds, where you will design, build and race an environmentally friendly electric car. You will do this with the help of engineering academics at the University of Northampton.

Through a series of weekly sessions, both at Northampton Academy and on campus at the universities engineering labs, the academics will take you through the process, covering the key engineering concepts. 

Dr Adams from the University of Northampton and his team will assist our students in this challenge by hosting weekly sessions. These will include:

  • Trips to the engineering labs at the university
  • Meeting the engineering academics and hosting workshops to cover aspects relevant to most engineering types such as teamwork, project management, project objectives, creativity, sustainability, electronics, computer simulations, project management, efficiency, and aerodynamics. Dr Adams and his team are in the process of putting together a weekly timetable for us next year. 
  • Subject webinars and talks with the Engineering Admissions tutors from the University of Nottingham as well as Engineering site visits (COVID dependent)

If you would like to know more about the Nucleus VI programme please get in touch through our email address nucleus@northampton-academy.org

Subject Choices

Students entering Nucleus VI must study both Maths and Physics at A Level and one other A Level subject, BTEC qualifications are not permitted.

We advise against studying more than 3 A Levels, to allow students to improve their portfolio of experience for applying to engineering.

Entry Requirements

There are different engineering types, but the typical entry requirements are AAB (some are AAA) including maths and physics.

  • Five GCSEs and grades 9-5
  • Grade 7 in double award or triple Science
  • Grade 7 in Mathematics
  • Grade 6 in English Language

Application process

Fill in the online application form for Nucleus VI Engineering Programme here >>>

  • May/June  - Interview process
    Students will be interviewed by the Lead Practitioner - STEM, Key Stage 5 Nucleus Engineering Lead and an external industry expert.
  • July - Conditional offer based on GCSE grades.
  • August - Confirmation to successful applicants.
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