We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small-group teaching in labs. As well as deep subject knowledge, our courses help you to develop key skills in independent and critical thinking, presentation, communication, research, leadership, team-working and organisation. Computer labs loaded with specialist software are open 24/7, helping you to undertake work at a time that suits you.
In Year 3 students develop their research skills through an individual project related 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.
For those who study for an MEng degree, the fourth year large group project is worth 25% of the year and simulates the multidisciplinary working practices you will experience in your career.
There is strong support in the School from students and staff. 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. Personal tutors can also signpost students to other appropriate sources of personal support and guidance within the University.
The School has a Senior Tutor who promotes the academic welfare of students and to whom students can turn for support regarding difficulties in their studies.
Your personal tutor is the academic that you will be closest with throughout your time at Warwick. They are available for any problems that you want to go through, whether it be personal or academic. The weekly meetings in first year help you ease into the university workload and keep you on a steady track to complete your work."
Samruddhi, 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student