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Applying for an Engineering Job

Module name (EN): Applying for an Engineering Job
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_A_3.03.AEJ
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1SU (1 hour per week)
ECTS credits: 1
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 70 min.

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Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_A_3.03.AEJ Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
15 class hours (= 11.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 30 hours (equivalent to 1 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 18.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAB_19_A_1.05.BEM Business English for Mechanical Engineers
MAB_19_A_2.06.TEM Technical English for Mechanical Engineers and Professional Presentations

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
MAB_19_IP_5.07.MPE Manufacturing Project in English (1)
MAB_19_PE_5.12.DPE Design Project in English
MAB_19_V_5.15.PEP Process Engineering Project in English (1)

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christine Sick

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Learning outcomes:
The modules _Business English for Mechanical Engineers_, _Technical English for Mechanical Engineers and Professional Presentations_, _Applying for an Engineering Job_ and _Design / Manufacturing / Process Engineering Project in English_ should be seen in conjunction with one another. They offer students a framework to further develop their English language skills in a professionally related area from the desired entry level B1 to level B2.
The _Applying for an Engineering Job_ module focuses on the skills required for successfully applying for jobs in an international context.
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the differences between application procedures in Germany and in the English speaking world. They will be able to describe the various professional fields that are suitable for them as graduates of the Bachelor´s program and will be able to write their own profile. They will be able to understand English-language job advertisements and will be able to apply for a job in English with an international company for the practical study phase or after graduation as an engineer. Students will be able to prepare appropriate application documents, i.e. CV and cover letter, and apply strategies for job interviews (face to face and on the phone). In doing so, they will be able to take cultural differences into account.

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Module content:
- Describing typical occupational fields in mechanical and process engineering
- Describing one´s own profile, with professional background, professional knowledge and skills, as well as soft skills
- Reading and analyzing job advertisements
- Writing an application letter and tailoring it to the respective job advertisement
- Writing a resume
- Preparing for job interviews (face to face and on the phone) and training for them through role playing

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Teaching methods/Media:
Learning objectives will be achieved through integrated training of the four basic skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing) in relevant communication situations supported by multimedia, as well as the repetition of basic grammar and vocabulary.
Target group-specific teaching/learning materials (print, audio, video), as well as multimedia CALL and e&mLearning materials will be used.

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Recommended or required reading:
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.
The following materials are free of charge for students of the htw saar. We recommend their use for independent learning:
Christine Sick (2015): TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp (Mobile-Learning-Angebot insbesondere zum Grundwortschatz, alle Niveaustufen), EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0 (Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch, Niveau B1-B2+), EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Lisa Rauhoff und Miriam Wedig (seit 2016): Online Extensions zu TechnoPlus Englisch, EUROKEY.

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