English Term

English Communication Skills for Electrical and Mechatronics Engineers

Compulsory Course/Required Elective

Required Elective

Type of Course

Seminar (AWP)



Offered in

Every Semester


2 CP

Credit Hours



Decimal Grade

Admission Requirements
Elektrotechniker und Mechatroniker, die innerhalb ihres Hauptstudiums Englisch belegt haben ODER entsprechende Vorkenntnisse nachweisen können.
Entry Level
Course Format



Die Einstufung richtet sich nach dem Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen (GERS).

Startniveau: B2

Zielniveau: B2+

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This course enables you to communicate professionally in business and technical contexts. We will work on four essential communicative skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing).

In pairs, small groups and on the basis of case studies we will train a wide variety of language, presentation and negotiating skills to help you become a more professional communicator in an English-speaking intercultural environment. Possible topics include: Smart Grid, Fuel Cell Vehicles, Welding Robots, Renewable Energies, Recycling, Efficient Energy Design, Quality Control. Students will reach an intermediate+ level of English.

Recommended literature

  • Butzphal/Maier-Fairclough: Career Express Business English
  • B2 /C1(Cornelsen)
  • Mark Ibbotson Professional English for Engineering (Cambridge University Press)
  • Mark Ibbotson English for Engineers (CUP)
  • Technoplus Englisch Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm
  • David Bonamy Technical English 1-4 (Pearson/Longmann )
  • Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Paul Dummett Electricity English for the Gas and Electricity Industries (Summertown Publishing)
  • English for the Energy Industry (Cornelsen)
  • English for Mechanical Engineering (Garnet Education)

Work Load


30 h Lehrveranstaltung; 15 x 90 Minuten