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Oral and General Presentation Skills in the Engineering Sciences

Module name (EN): Oral and General Presentation Skills in the Engineering Sciences
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1V+1U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Seminar presentation

[updated 08.01.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E2581 (P200-0019) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 5, optional course, non-technical
MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, optional course, general subject
MAB_19_. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, general subject
MAM. (P241-0193, P610-0560) Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013, optional course, general subject
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Lecturer: Studienleitung

[updated 15.02.2019]
Learning outcomes:
In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of rhetoric and presentation for technical professions and will be individually coached with regard to their verbal and non-verbal communication.
The course is very practice and training-oriented. It offers a mixture of lectures, individual and team work and targeted individual training.
After successfully completing this course, students will have deepened, consolidated and expanded the following skills:
- Finding/strengthening their own style of communication
- Structuring and coordinating information
- Developing/strengthening their own rhetorical skills
- Assessing communication partners and situations
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Using presentation techniques effectively

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module content:
1. Principles of rhetoric and presentation
2. Planning a presentation (organization/check list)
3. Content concept (order/structuring information)
4. Rhetorical practice (stylistic devices/argumentation strategies)
5. Visualization concept (working with media, designing slides)
6. Procedure (structure, phase structure)
7. Individual training (promotion of verbal and non-verbal communication)
8. Dealing with disruptions (dealing with disruptions and conflicts)

[updated 05.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Blackboard, overhead projector, projector, exercises and training units (with video recording)

[updated 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Fey, Heinrich: Sicher und überzeugend präsentieren, Walhalla, 1996
Lackner T.: Die Schule des Sprechens. Rhetorik und Kommunikationstraining. Öbv & Hpt, 2000.
Schulz von Thun F., Ruppel J., Stratmann R.: Miteinander reden. Kommunikationspsychologie für Führungskräfte. Rowohlt 2003.

[updated 05.10.2020]
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