LECTURES AND TUTORIALS
Initial information is delivered in lectures to large groups of students within lecture theatres. Thereafter, students will break into smaller groups for tutorials to discuss materials presented in lectures. During tutorials, which are mediated by faculty or senior postgraduate students, students have an opportunity to expand on concepts and theories introduced in the lecture, discuss the materials presented and apply newfound knowledge to current issues. Tutorials act as a participation-based learning environment giving all students the chance to ask questions, express their views and debate over a particular topic.
Flipped classroom, or flip teaching, is a form of blended learning in which students get their course content online before they attend lessons held in these smart classrooms. The smart classrooms come with flexible clustered seating, multiple LCD screens and wireless communication tools to facilitate small group discussions. Here students discuss and debate their ideas in their groups before sharing and presenting them with the rest of the class, with instructors providing more personalized guidance and interaction.
To promote a broad-based education, undergraduate students regularly participate in laboratory work which exposes students to cutting edge equipment and techniques. Students are also given opportunities to carry out research under the supervision of staff members during the semester break as well as through a semester-long intensive research project.
In addition to formal lectures and tutorials, undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with faculty for further discussion and clarification of lecture material. The College of Science prides itself on the dedication and open-door policy of all faculty who are ready to share information and foster learning. It is certainly not unusual to see students having regular meetings with faculty over lunch or coffee.
The internship provides an opportunity for students to get a taste of the working environment. Students will have the flexibility to choose to work with any of our industry partners. This is a good training ground for students to apply their knowledge in a real life situation. Working life provides the opportunity of enhancing one’s communication and interpersonal skills. Internship also helps students to make decisions about their career path.
Students usually work independently on a full time research project during their final year of study. Such projects give all students a chance to put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain valuable research experience prior to graduation. Students will get to learn various experimental and problem solving techniques through research projects.