IT & Mobile Security

Scientific Working

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

This seminar aims at helping students to develop effective scientific writing skills (clear and effective academic writing; note-taking; paraphrasing; register) becasue not matter how professional a student/ researcher's background may be, often difficulties arise in conveying technical and academic content concisely in English. The objective of the course is to improve the participants' written expression in English: identifiyng and practicing common phrases and terms used in scientific writing, common errors' correction.

Learning outcomes

After having successfully completed this module, students will be able to independently plan and carry out intermediate IT-projects with a strong emphasis on data and network security. Besides the practical part of the project, the student will also be able to document their work comprehensivly. In addition to that, the student will be able to successfully participate in scientific research work.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Swales, J. M and C. B. Feak (2004). Academic Writing for Graduate Students. The University of Michigan Press, Michigan.
Beer, D. and D. McMurrey (2005). A Guide to Writing As an Engineer. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.
Hirsch, H. L. (2003). Essential Communication Strategies for Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.
Robson, C. (2002). Real World Research. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
Lebrun, J.-L. (2007). Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide. World Scientific Publishing, London.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

all modules

Assessment methods and criteria

Seminar: continuous assessment