English in Engineering Practice

Course Description

The goal of this course is to draw students attention to the most important parts of the English grammar which will help future graduates to establish oral and written communication within the engineering profession as well as informal and formal communication competence with potential business partners and colleagues. The course will also include professional terminology, translation, writing summaries, job application, CVs, writing articles and papers for conferences in the field of electrical engineering and computing and presentation skills.

General Competencies

Students will acquire basic knowledge of professional and scientific language, develop, enhance and apply specific language and terminology, express adequately in communication with business partners and colleagues, solve general language enquiries as well as terminology of engineering profession.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify the basic principles of the technical English
  2. explain the general and professional language in oral and written communication
  3. apply the general principles of terminology in engineering profession and computing
  4. write reports and present professional papers/articles
  5. discuss written reports and participate in professional discussion
  6. develop and improve oral and written expression in the field of electrical engineering and computing
  7. appraise adequate expressions in general and technical language
  8. apply and define terminology of the technical English

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Exams

Consultations

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Quizzes 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Attendance 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 90 %
Comment:

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Revision of verb tenses in active
  2. Passive
  3. Articles
  4. Word Order
  5. Indirect Speech
  6. Conditionals
  7. Compounds
  8. MID TERM EXAM
  9. Job advertisements and applications
  10. CV and application letter
  11. Business letters
  12. Presentations and presentation skills
  13. Summaries
  14. Articles and papers
  15. Final Exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)

Literature

Marija Krznarić (2010.), Electricity and Electronics,
Eric H. Glendinning & John McEwan (2001.), Oxford English for Electronics, Oxford University Press
Željko Bujas (1999.), Hrvatsko-engleski rječnik, Nakladni zavod Globus
Željko Bujas (1999.), Englesko-hrvatski rječnik, Nakladni zavod Globus
Vladimir Muljević (2009.), Englesko-hrvatski elektrotehnički rječnik, Školska knjiga
Marija Slunjski (2012.), Englesko-hrvatski rječnik energetskog nazivlja, Kvarner d.o.o
(2014.), Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English, OUP

Lecturers in Charge

Grading System

ID 93049
  Winter semester
2 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

General

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable