Learning and assessment
The programme is taught in a traditional format: lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.
We foster an active learning environment, especially in laboratory classes. Academic theory is presented though lectures, and knowledge and understanding is strengthened through the application of tutorials and example classes.
We have a mixed portfolio of assessments:
- classroom tests
- computer based tests
- individual and group presentations
Many of our modules are linked, spanning two semesters.
We have specifically designed our assessment strategy to ensure that students are not heavily weighted with assessments in semester 2.
Typically for all modules there is least 15-30% given towards course work or some practical element of the module and 70% summative examination assessment.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
Several prominent researchers are involved with the programme, including:
- Dr Ben Whiteside of the Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology
- Dr Elaine Brown of the Centre for Advanced Materials Engineering
- Professor Tahir Khan - 50th Anniversary Chair in Materials Engineering