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Module description - English for Engineers: Innovation, Design, Procedures, Evaluation (Technical Elective)

ECTS 2.0
Level C1 / C2
Overview Students will:

  • research latest developments and recent innovations in technology
  • learn core language and vocabulary for technical concepts in their own field and related disciplines
  • practise and review grammar and vocabulary items in relation to the overlying themes of communication
  • practise making short sales pitches and writing related texts (e.g. product posters and/or reports).
Learning objectives
  • English for Engineers develops the communication skills and specialist language knowledge of engineering professionals, enabling them to
  • communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers e.g. explain the value of an innovation in a meeting with potential clients
  • explain technical procedures and designs to non-specialists
  • take the role of a representative selling or explaining a product to clients
  • discuss and critically evaluate innovations in their own and other technical fields in speech and writing

Previous knowledge
    Successful completion of module ten2 or a suitable level achieved in the incoming placement test (CEFR C1/C2)
Exam format Continuous assessment grade with final oral exam, weighting 50/50
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