Course Description

The aim of this course is improvement of presentation, communication and writing skills of students by providing an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work and interests with others. Students work in smaller groups on recent developments in the field of electrical engineering and information technology or computing. Each student will be required to select one topic to research and present, from the list provided on the first day of class.

General Competencies

Students independently explore current topics from the profession and science. In doing so, they should develop and improve the skills required for collecting and evaluating the necessary literature, preparation of technical text based on the publishing standards in professional and scientific publications and present their work and knowledge gained to the larger group of people consisting of students and teacher. Students, as part of this course, develop critical assessment of others' work.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe in a concise written report actual topics from the profession and science
  2. match facts from recommended literature with knowledge gained during studies
  3. describe and summarize given topic in front of group of students
  4. estimate and critically evaluate quality of presentations of other students
  5. prepare report in accordance with publishing standards in professional and scientific publications
  6. apply gained knowledge of communication skills for public presentation of a given topic

Forms of Teaching


Introductory lectures are given by mentors at the beginning of the semester to present possible Seminar topics to the interested students. Each student presents hers/his work in front of the presentation group in the last weeks of semester. Each student participates in active discussions about the presented topic after presentation.


Topic of the seminar is defined through students' consultations with their mentor. Students submit the draft version of the seminar for approval by the mentor. After approval, students prepare the written report on the chosen topic together with the corresponding presentation. After these documents are approved by mentor, students can publicly defend their work. Quality of the presentation will be assessed by the mentor and by students from presentation group.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Class participation 0 % 20 % 0 % 0 %
Final Exam: Oral 80 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Teacher assignment and seminar assignment
  2. Teacher assignment and seminar assignment
  3. Submission of seminar draft
  4. Work on seminar assignment
  5. Work on seminar assignment
  6. Work on seminar assignment
  7. Work on seminar assignment
  8. Work on seminar assignment
  9. Work on seminar assignment
  10. Work on seminar assignment
  11. Work on seminar assignment
  12. Preparing for seminar presentation
  13. Seminar presentation
  14. Seminar presentation
  15. Seminar presentation

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
(4. semester)



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Grading System

ID 31498
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises


90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable