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    (Original post by MercrutioCaius)
    Hi, can engineering and/or economics students give me a realistic amount of hours of studying they are doing each week. Including lectures, classes, seminars and self studying (library etc.)
    Hi,

    I'm a second year Chemical Engineering student at Bath. Currently I have about 11 hours of lectures every week, with 3 hours of labs every other week. This is similar to the number of contact hours in my first year.

    The university recommends you spend at least an hour per lecture self studying. However this would result in a fair bit of work and I'd say it's best just to use your common sense and consolidate lectures only when it's really needed. But if you do less lecture work during the term it does just mean you end up having to work harder during the revision period so it's up to you how you balance your time.

    The number of hours I work varies hugely week on week depending on whether I have lab reports/courseworks/exams, but I always have time for other things. Even though engineering degrees do tend to have a bigger workload, it doesn't take up your whole life!

    Hope that helps and if you've got any more questions feel free to quote me!

    Tim
 
 
 
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