Learning, Assessment and Support

The University of Liverpool School of Engineering encourages learning through a range of teaching methods and experiences in a modern environment. We provide a professional learning experience that aims to give you an insight into real engineering practice.

The School houses two large lecture theatres, as well as numerous smaller teaching and seminar rooms, with state-of-the-art AV systems which automatically record all teaching sessions. Students also have access to our main building’s 140-seat engineering PC teaching suite with specialised PCs and software. The School also has two large 150-capacity flexible Active Learning Labs, used for engineering-design and laboratory classes, plus an Industrial Design teaching suite. Further teaching facilities are available across the campus.


As part of your studies, you will undertake a wide variety of assessments contributing towards your overall mark, many of which are associated with teaching designed to develop the sort of skills graduates may be expected to have in the engineering workplace. Assessments can take place throughout each semester and will be dependent on your programme and selected modules in later years. Module assessments may include exams at the end of each semester, which can sometimes be multiple choice in early years, or more usually long and short written answer questions and solving engineering problems involving some calculations. Assessments will also include design portfolios and laboratory technical reports, learning logs, case studies, wikis, and longer project reports and presentations.


Additional learning support is available through interactions with Academic Advisors, plus peer mentors and Peer-Assisted Learning schemes in which students in later years provide guidance and advice particularly with study skills. The University also provides many drop-in support events throughout the year, covering a wide range of skills to help you in your academic studies at various stages and include: 

  • Critical Thinking
  • Exam preparation and revision techniques
  • Academic writing processes
  • Developing your presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Team working
  • Critical analysis and report writing
  • Maths clinics

Disability and Dyslexia Support

The School of Engineering is committed to fulfilling its duty to support students with a disability and/or specific learning difficulty. Dedicated Disability and Dyslexia Contacts within the school liaise with the central Disability Advice and Guidance Team to implement specific adjustments and recommended support. Each student with a disability and/or specific learning difficulty will receive an individual, tailored support plan and it is the role of the Disability and Dyslexia Contacts to ensure that these recommendations are properly implemented within the school.

Further information on Disability Advice and Guidance at the University of Liverpool can be found here.

Active Learning Labs

Robotics Teaching Labs

Formula Student Workshop

 PC Study Suite in School of Engineering

PC learning suite

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