MCM develops and delivers high quality learning focused on students’ engagement with lectures, assignments, seminars from industry professionals, digital learning resources and social networking. Group work and communication skills are encouraged through the various courses and relevant industry internships, research projects, etc. Students are expected to submit a written report of their research project to develop their ability for scholarly research and writing.
Students are required to work individually (typically whilst collating and researching information for the research project, tutorial work, and practical classes and reports) and cooperatively in pairs and small groups (problem-solving work in workshops and practical classes). At the beginning of their undergraduate studies, students are provided with handbooks on the departmental infrastructure and procedures, program and module information and examination structure.
Students progress through their program by successfully completing tasks ranging from descriptive understanding, data analysis and interpretation and problem-solving. Each stage of the program is supported by lectures as well as by classes which provide training in the acquisition of manual practical skills and in the collection of good quality and consistent data from different sources. The complexity of tasks, planning required to complete coursework and scope for individual interpretation increases as time progresses, culminating in the research project allowing for independent thought.