How you Learn
A typical week would involve 10 to 12 lectures on perhaps five different courses. Each course issues a series of problem sheets and these are the backbone of the small group supervision sessions (usually only 2 students); you can expect 3 or 4 supervisions per week.
As well as lectures, problem sheets and supervisions, the week also has several sessions for coursework activities. These could be experiments and demonstrations, group design projects, computer programming sessions, drawing exercises, or communication skills workshops. Some of these activities will be single sessions, others may continue over several weeks.
In year 4, the structure of the course changes with about half of your time being spent on one project. Students normally choose from a large range of projects offered by the Department, often on state-of-the-art research topics, but it is also possible to suggest your own project (perhaps in collaboration with an industrial sponsor).
|Typical Offer Conditions
||41-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
||See the University’s Entrance Requirements page
||Mathematics and Physics
All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Engineering at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college). You must be registered in advance (separately to your UCAS application) to take the assessment – the registration deadline is 15 October 2020. Please see the Admissions Assessments page on the University website for further details.
A levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and Physics provide the essential background to the Engineering course, and it is important that you are comfortable with the material that they cover. If you have the opportunity, we would also like you to have studied Further Maths. Don’t be put off applying if you aren’t studying Further Maths – the contents of this A–level are covered in the first year of Engineering – but it will make your studies easier if you have seen this before.
We are very happy to accept applications from those who choose to take a gap year before starting their studies. A gap year can give you the opportunity to experience work in industry.