• Features favouring interdisciplinarity :
The electromechanical training at UCL is essentially interdisciplinary since it combines teaching in mechanics, electricity, control theory and computing. It also integrates non-technical disciplines (economics, management, modern languages ..) via elective courses
• Variety of teaching strategies :
Using a pedagogy stressing project work which integrates various disciplines, the training aims to develop students’ good judgment, allowing them to design, model, manufacture and experimentally assess all types of electromechanical systems and devices.
The final thesis amounts to half the workload of the final year. It allows the student to
• Variety of learning situations
The student will encounter diverse pedagogical tools adapted to various disciplines : formal lectures, project work, tutorials, problem-based learning, case studies, laboratory work, computer simulations, computer tutorials, industrial and research training, construction site and factory visits, cultural trips, group and personal activities, seminars, …). For some subjects, e-learning will allow students to learn at their own rhythm and to experience virtual experimentation.
This variety of situations helps students build their knowledge in an iterative and progressive manner, while developing their autonomy, and their organizational, time management and communication skills. The most advanced computing tools (hardware, software, networks) are at their disposal.
All learning activities are assessed as prescribed by the University internal regulations (see exam regulations), viz. written and oral exams, laboratory exams, individual or group work, public presentation of projects and final thesis.
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