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Engineering Open House Day

About Engineering Open House Day

Educational and fun

Engineering Open House Day is all about highlighting the important roles that engineers play in everyday life, with participating venues and organisations demonstrating the creativity and excitement behind engineering careers.

Register today for our Engineering Open House Day live show! 

On Friday, 23 July 2021 as part of our 150th anniversary, our Open House events will form part of the activities to mark this milestone as well as being hosted virtually. 

Make sure you tune in to our live Engineering Open House Day magazine show which is jam-packed with cool experiments, special guests and follow along at home demonstrations. 

You won't want to miss it - register now!

Get involved

If you are an organisation and want to host a virtual event, email Openhouse@theiet.org

Find out what other exciting events are happening at this year's Engineering Open House Day below.

The Evolution of London's Underground with TFL

Learn about the technology used on our London Underground and how it has changed overtime with a futuristic miniature train demonstration, a Q&A with their women's panel and a virtual treasure hunt using GIS. 

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Hear from the Apprentices at BAE Systems  

From what BAE Systems do, their programmes to their personal journeys into engineering - the apprentices at BAE Systems share their journeys. 

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Take a Tour of Thames Water 

Suppling water to more than 15 million people, Thames Water are giving you an exclusive behind the scene tour before hosting a demonstration you can take part in at home.

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Why Engineering with Renishaw

Want to learn more about what got the employees at Renishaw into engineering and what early career opportunities they have? Join Renishaw's event to learn more.

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Life as an Engineer with SSE

Join SSE as they introduce us to their engineers who are helping to power change. 

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Combating Climate Change with H2GO Power

Hear from H2GO Power on the role hydrogen systems play in combating climate change before learning about what H2GO Power do and the role of their technology. 

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Learn about STEM with The Science and Industry Museum

Take a look at different objects from the Science and Industry Museum. Find out more about their history and how they have influenced contemporary STEM roles and jobs! They will be joined by STEM Ambassadors who will answer your questions about their roles in a live Q+A. 

10:00-10:45 – Focus on computing and programming

12:00-12:30 – Focus on engines and fuel

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Meet Women in STEM with STEMAZING 

One of the reasons girls do not consider careers in STEM is because there are not enough visible role models. Hear from women doing a variety of totally accessible, interesting and rewarding STEM jobs! 

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Make a rocket with Synoptix Ltd

Learn how to build a rocket with a step-by-step walkthrough as you make a water or stomp rocket you can launch at home! Whilst you build, you will learn how a rocket works, the theory behind them and how they operate. Materials list will be provided. 

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Take a 3D Tour of Bilfinger UK 

Explore the Panel Workshop Facility at Bilfinger UK in 3D and learn what they do behind closed doors. Then test your Bilfinger knowledge by taking part in their quiz or show off your creativity by entering their drawing competition using an online drawing tool! 

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Go Behind the Scenes at The F1 in Schools World Finals 2020(21)

See what happens on the other side of the camera when the world's biggest STEM competition goes virtual. Watch how the event is put together, hear from the faces who help make it all happen and see through the presenters eyes. Featuring competition alumni, presenters, F1 in Schools event staff and other faces from behind the scenes. 

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Speak to Engineers at BT/Adastral Park 

Watch a series of short clips where you will hear from the people working at Adastral Park about how they use engineering in their job and how they came to do their role. Then join their live Q&A where you will be able to ask your questions engineers at BT, including apprentices and graduates, about what it is like at Adastral Park and running their network! 

1:45pm - 2:30pm

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Go Behind the Scenes with Aerospace Bristol

Explore aerospace engineering at the Aerospace Bristol as they take you behind the scenes of the museum to celebrate the world class achievements of the aerospace industry and the people who made it possible.

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Learn About Electricity with National Grid ESO

An introduction to the ESO and the wider electricity network followed by a quiz about electricity generation methods, their carbon intensity, and energy consumption by house hold appliances. Then hear from the engineers about future careers at the ESO! 

10:00am - 11:00am

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Learn from the Aerospace Pioneers at Airbus 

From commercial aircrafts, helicopters, defence to security and space segments - Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. Get an exclusive behind the scenes tour and even demos at their event. They will also be hosting a live Q&A panel with Early Careers.

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Want to see what is in store? Take a look at our 2019 Engineering Open House Day