Production Technology and Organization

Professional Practice and Communication

Seminar, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

The students acquire skills that are required for a successful application in a cooperative training company. Furthermore, the vocational and social competences required for starting work are taught. The following topics play a central role in preparing students for their first internship:
• Assessment of the industry and job preferences of the students
• Writing a CV and a successful application letter
• Conducting job interviews successfully
• Write effective business emails

Learning outcomes

Increased fluency in general English, English for the workplace and engineering English.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; V. F.Birkenbihl: Kommunikationstraining; E. Hierhold: Sicher präsentieren-wirksamer vortragen; P. Ebeling: Das große Buch der Rhetorik; R. Hofmeister: Rhetorik 1 und 2, Handbuch der Redekunst; V. Basler-Eberle: Sprechtechnisches Übungsbuch; I. Amon: Die Macht der Stimme; U. Dseia, B. Haberl: Technical English Basics; J. Day, M. Ibbotson: Cambridge English for Engineering: Student's Book + Audio CD; E. Ignatowitz: Technisches Englisch zur Fachkunde Metall; N. Pritchard, Kurt Simon: Englisch für Ingenieure (VDI-Buch); Business Spotlight.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper-intermediate English

Assessment methods and criteria

Project and exercise tasks