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GE2410 - English for Engineering

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (EL0200A – 3 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19, Semester B 2018/19, Summer 2019
Semester A 2019/20 (Tentative), Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative), Summer 2020 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course is designed to provide engineering students with the necessary oral and written skills required for effective communication in academic and workplace contexts, both with experts in their field and lay persons. It begins by introducing them to the principles of good academic practice, which are also presented as a model for ethical workplace practice, and thus help them to avoid issues such as plagiarism. The main part then leads on to developing research and summarising skills that form the basis for the later activities. Students next learn to apply these skills to conducting technical presentations, as well as in group discussions that culminate in project planning activities. After this predominantly oral part of the course, the focus shifts to developing an understanding of and practicing various types of written communication, such as reports and other types of business communication.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

GE2410.pdf

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