Electronics and Computer Engineering

Professional English

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

- programme and career-specific topics
- extension of technical vocabulary; training of reading comprehension using authentic materials (technical texts/manuals/memos/reports)
- extension of communication strategies in the workplace: correspondence (letter of application, curriculum vitae), structure and process descriptions, mini-presentations and mini-meetings

Learning outcomes

- are familiar with methods and processes of project management,
- know the principles of project planning, project organisation and project controlling,
- are able to prepare a project manual and the relevant planning documents and
- have English communication skills with varying emphasis being placed on the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

- Sterrer, Winkler: Setting milestones: Projektmanagement; Methoden, Prozesse,
- Brieger, Pohl: Technical English
- Cotton, Falvey: Market Leader
- Mascull: Business Vocabulary in Use
- Swan; Walter C.: How English Works
- Murphy: English Grammar in Use
- Business Spotlight
- IEEE Spectrum

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

- Technology Management 3

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment