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TDA516 - Professional development for engineers and English
Owner: TITEA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0106 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner
0206 Written and oral assignments 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    
0306 Written and oral assignments 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

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TDA515   Professional development for engineers 3


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

The course Communication and professional development or a corresponding course.


The aim of the course is to enhance students' ability to communicate effectively in English, in speech as well as in writing, to enable students to use English for academic writing and oral presentations during their studies, and to prepare students for a professional career, which will most likely demand very good communicative skills.


The over-riding aim of the course is to help students develop effective strategies for oral and written communication. Report-writing is an important part of the course. On completion of the course, students should be able to give an oral presentation in English on a technical subject with good pronunciation and largely without serious grammatical mistakes.


This English course comprises a review of English grammar as well as oral and written proficiency practice. Team-work, report-writing and oral presentation skills are important aspects of the course. It consists of a series of workshops with emphasis on the writing process, strategies for effective oral and written communication, text analysis and peer response, and preparation for the examination.


The course is organized into seminars, workshops, and lectures. Issues dealt with in the lecture series include the communication process, strategies for effective communication in speech and in writing, report writing, and oral presentation techniques and strategies.


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Written and oral examination. Grades F, 3, 4 and 5.

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