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Teaching model

Modelo Docente UC3M

Teaching model in UC3M

All classes in bachelor are face-to-face, except in some cross-curricula courses.

Class organization

Each subject will have two weekly sessions, of 90 or 100 minutes.

-Master session

With a mainly theoretical content.

-Small group session

For practical work, groups of 40 students enable more direct interaction with the teacher.


In addition, laboratory sessions will be given in some Engineering and Health Science subjects, distributed throughout the semester.

Class hours

At the School of Engineering and the School of Health Science , each of the two weekly sessions will last 100 minutes. In the rest of the other Schools, these sessions will be 90 minutes long.

Teaching in Cross-Curricula Subjects

In general, all classes will be taught face-to-face in all sessions. However, some transversal subjects may have part of their sessions in an on-line format:

  • Spreadsheets: depending on the degree, they will have all or some of their sessions in on-line format. The final exam will always be face-to-face.
  • Information Skills: Most of the sessions will be on-line, although there will also be some face-to-face classes. The final exam will be face-to-face.
  • Humanities Courses: Face-to-face, on-line and mixed courses will be offered. The modality will be indicated in the schedule, so that you can make your selection at the time of enrollment.

In all these cases, the on-line sessions will be synchronous, that is, they will be given live. In this way, interaction between professor and students is facilitated.

More information on the cross-curricula subjects page.

Students must have appropriate computer equipment, with internet connection and webcam, for remote monitoring of classes, in necessary case.

UC3M Libray has a system of laptop borrowing.

In the University classrooms there are reinforced electrical outlets, as well as a wifi network for free use by the students.