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Teaching & Learning

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By joining our School of Engineering you'll become part of our approachable and inclusive community and be supported by staff and students alike.

The academics who teach you work at the forefront of their subjects and are making internationally significant advances, so you'll encounter the latest thinking and most up-to-date knowledge while you study at Warwick.

Contact hours

We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small-group teaching in laboratories. We try to balance academic teaching with opportunities to get hands-on, applying this learning and testing your ideas through practical work.

Professional skills

As well as deep subject knowledge, our courses help you develop key skills in independent and critical thinking, presentation, communication, research, leadership, team-working and organisation. Our courses are designed to progressively build your knowledge, skills and confidence ensuring you're ready for life after university.


In Year 3 students develop their research skills through an individual project relating to their degree, specialising in one particular area. This may be linked to our research activities, be in conjunction with an external company, or support a fourth year project.


Lecturers provide support and feedback hours for additional help with materials they've covered. Students are allocated a personal tutor to whom they can turn for advice regarding academic or personal matters, and can signpost students to other appropriate sources of personal support and guidance within the University.

The School also has a Senior Tutor who promotes the academic welfare of students and to whom students can turn for support regarding difficulties in their studies.


Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentation, written reports and posters.

Independent study

Our building is equipped with all the facilities, tools and work and social spaces you need to be successful in your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software are open 24/7 and you can also download much of the software on your own devices, helping you undertake work at any time or in any place that suits you.

Social life

You'll have opportunities throughout your degree to work on tasks or projects with other students, helping you to forge meaningful friendship which can prove a great source of academic and personal support throughout your time at university, and often go on to become valuable professional networks after you graduate.