Learning and assessment
Study will include interactive two-way lectures, including lectures from visiting professors and guest speakers.
We make use of case studies, practical demonstrations, and provide an array of resources and background information to help students understand the vast array of opportunities open to today’s professional engineer.
Most teaching material is provided online in advance of the teaching sessions, allowing you to customise the display of information and your learning experience as a whole.
Throughout the programme, lots of opportunities are provided for you to design your own solutions and to express your own ideas, choosing from a variety of tools and methodologies.
An emphasis is placed on the importance of planning and goal-setting. This allows you to forge a learning pathway suitable for your needs, while respecting the requirements of programme and the needs of others when working within a team.
Assessment will mostly be by a combination of formal written examinations, individual/group coursework and presentations, depending on the module. The methods of assessment of transferable skills are built in the structure of the various assessment methods.
You’ll be joining a relatively small cohort of students in which everyone is valued and looked after by members of staff, who maintain an open door policy. You will receive tailored advice and support to ensure you get the most from your studies.
We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.
In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.
University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.
Teaching of modules is well-aligned with the research expertise of staff, ensuring you'll learn the latest theory, innovations and industry best practice.
Students have opportunities to work with our research teams - in particular for your MSc dissertation.