The majority of classes consist of lectures and tutorials. The tutors are upper-class students who have specialised tutor training (the class LFSA2351). This class provides its participants with practical tutoring techniques to help fellow students.
Methods that promote multidisciplinary studies
UCL’s Master’s degree programme in electro-mechanics is by nature multidisciplinary because it combines classes in electricity, mechanics, automation and computer sciences. It also includes non-engineering elective classes such as economics, management and languages.
Various teaching strategies
Through a pedagogy that prioritises projects that integrate several subjects, students gain critical thinking skills, which in turn allows them to design, model, and create electro-mechanic prototypes and systems.
In the last year of the programme, half of the time is devoted to the graduation project, which offers students the possibility of working as part of a research team or collaborating with the industrial sector to study a given subject in-depth. It provides an introduction to the actual working life of an engineer or researcher (thanks to the size of the project and the context within which it is carried out).
Diverse learning situations
Various pedagogical approaches are used: lectures, projects, exercise sessions, problem solving sessions, case studies, experimental laboratories, computer simulations, educational software, internships in industry or research, factory visits, seminars and group as well as individual work. In certain subjects, eLearning allows students to learn at their own pace and carry out virtual experiments.
These diverse learning situations permit students to build their knowledge in an iterative and progressive manner all the while developing their independence, organisational and time management skills as well as their ability to communicate. Students have access to the newest information technology (materials, software, networks) during their studies.