Technical English

 

Mechanical Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 14312/2015 - 02/12/2015

2 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 TP + 1,50 OT

Lecturer
- Susana Isabel Caetano Domingos

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students should be able to:
- apply a set of skills (linguistic and sociocultural) in specific communicative situations within the area of Mechanical Engineering;
- use comprehension and text production skills in order to achieve language accuracy using grammar and structure rules accordingly.
Students must also understand and contribute to the access of inclusive education, of equitable quality and have access to learning opportunities throughout everybody's life.

Program
1. Engineering, Technology and Society
2. Job compatibility
3. Skills and qualifications of a Mechanical Engineer
4. Numbers and Measurements
5. Materials and Tools
6. Mechanisms
7. Forces in Engineering
8. Safety at Work
9. Transports
10. Mechanical Devices: components and instructions

Evaluation Methodology
-All elements referred in the Continuous Assessment are compulsory.
- A written test at the end of semester: 60%
- Continuous cooperation in class, including practice and class discussion (written and oral) and attendance- 20%
- Research assignment (written and oral) - 20%

For working-students or other similar cases:
- A written test at the end of semester: 70%
- Research assignment (written and oral) - 30% (15% written and 15/ oral)

The students who don't get a minimum of 10 values or haven´t done one of the elements are admitted to exam.

Exams
- Written exam - 70%
- Research assignment - 30%

When the students haven't done or presented their research assignment throughout the semester, they must do it on the same day as the exam.

Bibliography
- Loyd, C. e Frazier, J. (2011). Career Paths Engineering. Berkshire: Express Publishing
- Dearholt, J. (2012). Career Paths Mechanics. Berkshire: Express Publishing
- Glendinning, E. e Pohl, A. (2016). Oxford English for Careers Technology 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Murphy, R. (2012). Essential Grammar in Use. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Evan, V. e Dooley, J. (2016). On Screen - B2. United Kingdom: Express Publishing
- Ibbotson, M. (2013). Professional English in Use - Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Ibbotson, M. (2012). Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical lessons where the students are to develop the following skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing with implicit grammar.

Software used in class
Not applicable.