Candidates' practical project(s) may be:
- A GCSE / Scottish National 5 / BTEC Level 2 curriculum project
- An extra-curricular school project (e.g. something completed in a lunch-time Science & Engineering Club)
- A project you have done away from school such as at home or Scouts/Guides.
The project(s) are fundamental to a successful Scholarship application. Candidates who cannot demonstrate their flair, creativity and engineering knowledge through practical project work will be disadvantaged in the rigorous selection process.
We know that this part of the application can sometimes raise concerns among applicants about the suitability of their project, and whether to include it.
In an effort to provide guidance on this part of the application, you will find links below to a wide range of examples of previous applicants’ projects, along with the marker’s comments. We have tried to include a diverse range, both in terms of the nature of the project and the mark gained by the applicant. We have not included the mark.
It should be noted that the markers are looking for your aptitude for engineering in this section as well as your ability to critically evaluate your own work; the project, therefore doesn’t need to be a complex one as it is what is written about it that counts. However, a more involved project can often gain higher marks.
We strongly recommend that you read through these examples before completing part 4.
Watch our Guidance video for more information: https://youtu.be/MqzT8V4cMkg?feature=shared
View our Exemplar Projects Below: