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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Course syllabus for

Academic year
CLS050 - Introduction to communication and engineering expertise
Introduktion till kommunikation och ingenjörskompetens
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIDAL
1,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 62122
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 125
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0121 Project 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,0 c 0,5 c    

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Annamaria Gabrielli

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Standard qualification E2:1


The course aims at introducing engineering students to communication at university level with a focus on academic writing and to provide knowledge about the professional role of an engineer.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

• show basic knowledge in using writing in academic contexts,
• be familiar with and be able to apply essential strategies for text development,
• show the ability to collect information about a subject and present the information in short, objective and formal summaries, grounded in established research,
• reflect on the influence of education for personal development and future, professional life.


The course contains the following activities:
• Communication and writing (writing as a craft): lectures and practice sessions with a focus on style and structure.
• Information literacy (Chalmers library)
• Exercises: individual or collaborative
• Presentations by professional engineers.


The course includes lectures, exercises and individual work. Some activties are mandatory. See schedule/TimeEdit and Course PM for further information.

A mandatory seminar in information literacy is included in the course and is organised by the library's own staff. To pass this seminar, attendance is required and that the knowledge generated by this activity will be applied correctly in the examination assignments.

Obligatory engineering lectures that are connected to the examination assignments, are also included in the course. These are connected to the examination assignments.


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Examination including compulsory elements

To pass this course, the following are required:

  • active participation in the course activtities
  • active attendance at the information literacy seminar
  • approved written assignments
  • attendance at the engineering lectures
The course is graded with Pass/Fail.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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