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English for Engineers Course Series

The series of 2 courses focuses on various sets of the English language used by engineering students or engineers to communicate information, knowledge or data regarding products and experiments. Many students may have this knowledge in their first language, but they may lack experience using English to communicate such knowledge. Thus, the courses in the series aim to help students learn to effectively express their technical knowledge in English.

  • English for Engineers I
    • The workshop aims to familiarize students with various language sets necessary for the study of engineering and also for future careers in an engineering field. 
    • Students will learn to 
      • describe functions and applications 
      • describe materials and their properties
      • describe shapes, features and positions
      • work with drawings and describe dimensions and measurements

           NOTE: The workshop is offered on-campus only. 

           Duration 16 hours ( 8 two-hour sessions)

  • English for Engineers II
    • The workshop aims to further help familiarize students with various language sets necessary for the study of engineering and also for future careers in an engineering field. 
    • Students will learn to 
      • describe types of technical problems
      • describe technical requirements
      • describe tests and experiments
      • describe performance

          NOTE: The workshop is offered on-campus only. 

           Duration 16 hours ( 8 two-hour sessions)

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Effective Presentations Workshop

      • The workshop aims to help students practice ‘talking’ about their research interest and their thesis in a relaxed and friendly environment. Students will learn to adjust their research communication to the audience which will include students from various fields of study. This can help them improve their communication as a researcher who normally communicates research details to not only research colleagues but also to the private sector and the general public. By having more opportunity to talk about their research interest and their thesis in English, students’ research writing skills will also be improved as they train themselves to think about their thesis in English in contexts other than writing it. 
      • The workshop has been designed to help students more effectively explain their knowledge and research in a more logical and audience-friendly way. These communication skills are crucial especially when researchers need to pitch their ideas and research projects to potential investors who may not share the same academic background.

             Duration: 10 hours (5 two-hour sessions)