Communication Engineering part time

Area of studies
Civil Engineering

Level of qualification
2. Cycle (Master)

Qualification awarded
DiplomingenieurIn (DI)

Mode of study

Duration of study
4 Semesters

ECTS-Credits awarded
120 ECTS


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Tuition fees
€ 363.36

ÖH contribution
€ 18,50


Details - Cross-cultural Communication

Course number: M-CE-1.07
Course: Cross-cultural Communication
Type: Seminar
ECTS-Credits: 3
Instructor: MMag.a Hilda Fanta,
Professorin Mag.ª Sabine Hofstätter
Course ID: CCC
Semester: WS 2011
Semester of degree program 1
Number of groups 1
Language of instruction:
Curriculum version: 2011

Students will be introduced to the current approaches and theories on cross-cultual communication and will be sensitized to the differences of communication in a multicultural and globalized business environment.

The overall aim of this course is to raise the students' awareness of their own inherent ethnocentrism in the communication process and to be able to manage their own communication behaviour so that it harmonizes with that of a different culture. This process should foster openness, acceptance and cross-cultural communication skills to help meet the challenges of intercultural encounters. A major focus will be on the students' own research and presentation activities that contribute to the learning outcome in the development of intercultural knowledge and communication skills. Students should finally be able to analyse and reflect on communication situations and develop individual context-related strategies.

Previous knowledge:
English at A2 or B1 level.

Method of instruction:
Lectures, group and team work, presentations, active participation of students

Oral presentation and class participation.

Material will be provided by lecturers.