Course: English for Mechanical Engineering 5

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Course title English for Mechanical Engineering 5
Course code UJP/AST5
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Wróblewski Bartlomiej, M.A.
  • Švarcová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Čepičková Jana, Mgr.
  • Lukavská Daniela, Mgr.
  • Ramadanová Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Jobs in Engineering: Let me introduce myself, jobs 2. Applying for a job: Job Interview, applying for a job covering letter and CV 3. Making a phone call: Making notes, getting through 4. Writing emails: Formal or informal, enquiry 5. Visiting a company: Production process, getting to a company 6. Mechanisms: How does it work? The principle of mechanisms 7. Describing an experiment, giving instructions 8. Specifications 9. Materials: Properties, making definitions 10. Describing functions 11. Energy: Towers, Energy: Finding the best solution AST5 students can use an e-learning online course, available from moodle.zcu.cz.

Learning activities and teaching methods
E-learning, Collaborative instruction, Cooperative instruction, Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' self-study, Practicum
  • unspecified - 65 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Students can: - describe problems, defects and suggest simple solutions, - write a simple advertisement and notice, - participate in a simple conversation in a restaurant: ordering meals, asking for a bill, - participate in a simple conversation in a hotel: making a room reservation, solving simple problems, - describe basic properties of materials, - compare machines, objects, - describe attachments and locations of machine parts, - write simple safety rules.
learning outcomes
Students can: - introduce themselves, their jobs and a workplace, - write a CV and a letter of intent, - attend an interview, - make a phone call, leave a message and make notes, - write formal and informal email, - write an enquiry, - give directions, - describe a production process, - explain functions, - describe an experiment, - give detailed instructions, including specifications of possible problems, - understand mathematical expressions and specifications, - describe material and their properties, - participate in a discussion on a specific topic, - compare advantages and disadvantages of technical solutions.
teaching methods
Practicum
E-learning
Multimedia supported teaching
Collaborative instruction
Cooperative instruction
Students' self-study
Discussion
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Čepičková, J. English for Mechanical Engineers 5.
  • Glendinning, E. H., Glendining, N. Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Oxford, 1994.
  • Ibbotson, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: CUP, 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-71518-8.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English grammar in use : with answers : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English. 3rd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-53289-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Road Vehicles Diagnostics and Service (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 3 Winter