Our approach to learning produces well-rounded graduates with a strong grasp of the fundamentals of their discipline, accompanied by broad understanding of the complexity and context of engineering problems.
We focus our teaching on problem solving through problem- and scenario-based learning. This creates a highly engaging learning environment where students have regular opportunities to put their theoretical knowledge to practical application. See examples of scenarios and problem based learning
You will learn in a variety of ways. Some will be lecture-based, while some will provide you with the materials and support to self-study through video and written material, problem sheets, exercise classes and tutorials. We have invested heavily in making learning material available online, including a comprehensive system to record lectures so you can study at your own pace. You will also spend time in experimental labs or computer labs learning key technical skills.
All programmes have major projects in the final year or years. Here you will spend two terms working on a major design or research topic, many linked to industry or current research projects within the department.
You will be allocated a tutor, who you’ll meet regularly across the teaching terms throughout your time at UCL. They are there to help you with both academic and personal matters.