Students joining us on our 12 day tour of China will enjoy sightseeing and a five day railway engineering course hosted and facilitated by the East China JiaoTong University. We have hosted more than 60 students and teachers over the five years to experience China and full immersion as an engineer.
About the course
The course is a five day “Civil Engineering” workshop, where you’ll work in small groups to plan for and align a new rail link between two existing lines. You’ll be preparing a submission to the Asia Development Bank outlining the facilities, costs, route and other important information.
You’ll receive expert tuition from lecturers at East China Jiaotong University (in English) and support from us. Everything you need to know will be taught to you, and we can guarantee that you’ll learn things that no high school student in Australia (and perhaps the world) will learn.
Is it challenging? Yes, but there is plenty of support to help you.
Do I have to know anything about Civil Engineering? No, you’ll be taught everything you need to know. An interest in engineering in general (civil, mechanical, structural, etc) will be assumed, as will a basic Year 11 level of Mathematics (trigonometry and algebra mainly).
Is it fun? Yes it is. All learning is fun and this even more so! And we have an excellent social calendar planned for you after hours, with the first and second year Chinese university students – they can’t wait to meet you.
Sightseeing as part of the trip includes:
- Beijing: The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and a Kung Fu show
- Xian: the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors & Horses and City Wall
- Nanchang: visit Porcelain Row, as well as site of the start of the Chairman Mao’s historic march.
Check out our Blog posts from December 2014 to see the great fun we all had on our last trip!