Automotive Engineering

English for Automotive Engineers 2

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Written and spoken communication for engineering purposes: compiling short technical reports and/or documentation; email writing; specialized engineering vocabulary; meetings; presentations; communicative grammar.

Learning outcomes

In this course students will learn:

  • to run and effectively participate in short group discussions in English based on engineering-related topics.
  • to compile a short technical manual/technical documentation based on an in-class, model engine building workshop.
  • to write professional emails on a variety of work-related topics.
  • to conduct presentations, comparing and contrasting specific automotive systems and technologies, their functionalities and current applications.
  • to justify material choices for a range of automotive components. 
  • specialized technical vocabulary relating to conventional combustion engine and vehicle systems, alternative propulsion systems, as well as engineering materials and their properties. 
  • grammatical and lexical structures to enable the above.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Tailor-made course script; a range of authentic literature and audio-visual background materials delivered in class or by means of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle.  

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face seminar including elements of blended learning.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English for Automotive Engineers 1 or equivalent; minimum B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment of coursework; group writing assignment; in-class presentation; final written exam.