Pre-requisites: None

Aims/Description: This module teaches professional technical writing and speaking skills to enable students to communicate Engineering concepts accurately and appropriately. Sessions are delivered using a blended delivery model, with materials and tasks given in workbook format for students to prepare in advance for seminar and problem solving classes style with a focus on pair/ work and group work activities. Written assessment is based on assignments submitted within relevant MEC modules and are synoptically marked for this module.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying on MECT53, MECT30, MECT31, MECT40 and MECT50.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language Teaching Centre):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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