Technical English

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

Lecturer
- Marta Margarida S. Dionísio de Azevedo

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.

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
- A written test at the end of semester 60%
- Continupus assessment including practice and class discussion (written and oral) and attendance- 20%
- Research assignment (written and oral) - 20%

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

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.