English 4 - Career and Professional Skills VI Gr 1 (SE)


Course lecturer:

Mag. Dr. phil.

 Oswald Jochum , MA

Course numberB2.08510.50.010
Course codeENG 4
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Students are able to understand and use English terminology and concepts related to the field of Technical English (IT and engineering). They are able to utilize English for Specific Purposes (ESP) vocabulary and discuss and explain ESP topics. Students will be able to research and report ESP and relevant journal papers (IEEE and other journals) using business and academic English. Students can effectively write technical lab reports and academic papers using the IMRAD format. Additionally, students will be able to successfully apply for a job in their respective fields.

Course contents include the following points:

  • BE: Job applications in Engineering & IT fields
  • Summary & presentations of IEEE/journal papers (cross-curricular projects)
  • Introduction to Academic Writing using IMRAD
  • Abstract writing
  • Preparation for bachelor works 1 & 2

Selected Chapters from:

  • J. M. Penn and E. Hanson, Anatomy and physiology for English language learners. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman, 2006;
  • L. Jones and R. Alexander, New international business English: communication skills in English for business purposes. Workbook: [...], 2., akt. Aufl., Updated ed., 7. pr. Stuttgart: Klett [u.a.], 2008;
  • Glendinning EH, McEwan J. Oxford English for information technology [Medienkombination]. Student's book: [...]. 1. publ., 4. print. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press; 2004. 222 p.;
  • Glendinning EH, McEwan J. Oxford English for electronics. John McEwan: [Student's book]. 8. impr. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press; 2001. 208 p.;
  • Swales JM, Feak CB. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills. 3rd edition. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press; 2012. 418 p. (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes);
  • Maher JC. International medical communication in English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 1992. 200 p. (English for special purposes);
  • Day RA, Gastel B. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 6th ed. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press; 2006. 302 p;
List of recommended Internet dictionaries and additional materials provided by respective lecturer.

Seminar (SE)
Seminar, small-group activities, individual presentations to include feedback sessions. Group size limited to 16 students.

  • Classroom participation,
  • presentations,
  • individual assignments and exams