From self-driving cars to voice activated software, artificial intelligence is rapidly opening up new possibilities in every field of engineering, helping us to build a better, more efficient and safer world.
Image processing can help predict and recognise structural deformities in manufacturing. Machine learning algorithms can identify optimal designs for the sustainable cities of the future. Pilots can harness the power of AI to streamline flight patterns for reduced fuel usage and cleaner skies, while with an eye on the stars, NASA has commissioned SpaceX to build a reusable space shuttle that uses AI and computer vision to land autonomously on the moon.
Engineering firms are increasingly on the lookout for individuals with a winning combination of engineering knowledge and machine learning skills. Those with the ability to apply the power of AI in engineering can look forward to an exciting and stimulating career path with ever-increasing opportunities.
Our workshop provides a fascinating insight into current and future applications of AI in engineering and the opportunities for using your maths and science skills in this dynamic field.
Get an expert, insider’s guide to the world of engineering today
Discover the AI trends shaping the future of engineering
Learn how AI is impacting roles in the different engineering disciplines
Get practical real-world experience developing an AI algorithm to detect cars on the road
Gain first-hand insight into an exciting range of engineering careers
Executive Career Coaching
Pick up career tips and advice from AI and engineering experts
Build a network of current and future engineering professionals
Get Ahead of the Curve
Give your university applications and career pathway a competitive edge
Meet our guest expert
Johan Hagstrom, Civil Engineer and Data Scientist
Johan graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 with the highest ranked civil engineering degree of his year. As a civil engineer with global engineering consultancy, Mott McDonald, he has worked on some of the UK's largest construction projects including Crossrail, the Northern Line Extension and HS2. Johan now uses data and AI to help businesses tackle their biggest challenges. He believes the common thread through his career as an engineer and data scientist is a love of solving complex problems using the latest technologies.
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/What to expect
Delve into AI and Engineering
Hosted by an engineering expert, the workshop offers an introduction to artificial intelligence and its uses in engineering today, from driverless cars and autonomous flight to computational design and voice and image recognition. Explore different engineering roles and unique job opportunities that combine AI and engineering knowledge and get practical guidance on how to develop your AI skills for the working world.
Practical, hands-on Learning
During the workshop you will take part in a hands-on exercise using Python, the leading programming language for AI across the industry. You will develop a computer vision algorithm that can detect cars on the road, giving you an insight into the technology behind many self-driving vehicles. You’ll gain practical experience of programming skills and AI that will be valuable for your future studies and career.
Gain Exclusive Expert Advice
Our guest professionals will share their experiences of working across different engineering sectors and discuss the key role that AI plays in their field. They will also answer individual questions and offer valuable insights to help you progress on your chosen career path.
Meet your instructor and get a brief overview of the day’s activities.
AI – an overview
Discover the exciting world of AI, from content generation and predictive analytics to personalised consumer experience. Investigate AI’s future potential as rapid advances in computing power combine with big data and the rise of IoT devices.
AI in Engineering
Explore AI’s most exciting applications across different engineering sectors, including computational design, autonomous vehicles, predictive maintenance and robotics.
Build your practical skills
Develop a computer vision algorithm that can detect cars and objects and gain an insight into the AI behind self-driving vehicles.
Learn more about different engineering roles and the exciting opportunities for those with machine learning skills.
Ask our experts and get the advice you need to get ahead.
A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)
Zoom to access the workshop
A stable internet connection
There are no workshop dates currently scheduled.
/Frequently asked questions
Skills Gap is a careers accelerator that runs insightful workshops for young people to give them a competitive edge in their future studies and career. We offer a range of intensive workshops designed specifically for students and delivered to small groups by experienced industry experts.
The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who are looking for a career in engineering and want to understand more about how AI and machine learning skills can support different career paths in engineering. It aims to give you a head start before you begin university or apply for roles in the sector.
Not at all. The workshop has been created with beginners in mind, and is designed to give you an introduction to engineering with a specific focus on AI, machine learning skills and their future potential.
We use Zoom. It is free, easy, allows everyone to be on camera and mic at the same time, and features intuitive presentation and learning tools, like collaborative white boards and break-out rooms for group work.
You also need a Google account to upload the files into your online workspace for the practical session.
You will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection with a download speed of at least 4Mbps and an upload speed at least 1Mbps (preferably 3.8Mbps).
You will need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) which has at least 8GB of RAM and runs Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or later.
You will need Zoom. If you have not used it before, you can create a free account and download the app for your phone, tablet or computer.
Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari provide the best tested web browsers for the Google Colab activities.
We also highly recommend a second screen. This will allow you to quickly and easily move between the various activities.
(While a tablet, smartphone or Chromebook can be used as a second screen, we don’t recommend you use these on their own for the workshop.)
We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.
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