htw saar Piktogramm
Back to Main Page

Choose Module Version:


Process Engineering Project in English (1)

Module name (EN): Process Engineering Project in English (1)
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_V_5.15.PEP
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2PA+1S (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Assessment methods:
Project documentation in German
Abstract in Englisch
Presentation in English 15 min.

[updated 05.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_V_5.15.PEP Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 5, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 56.25 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
MAB_19_A_3.03.AEJ Applying for an Engineering Job

[updated 18.02.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Gierend
Sebastian Barth, M.A.
Professoren des Studiengangs

[updated 18.02.2020]
Learning outcomes:
Students will be able to develop a topic-specific, methodical approach to a technical problem in a team, work on the problem in a structured and timely manner, develop solutions, and document and present their procedure and results in a report.
The modules _Business English for Mechanical Engineers_, _Technical English for Mechanical Engineers_  and Professional Presentations_, _Applying for an Engineering Job_ as well as _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 focus of the _Design/Manufacturing/Process Engineering Project in English_ module will be on the presenting project results in English and writing an English abstract for the documentation that is to be written in German.
Students will be familiar with various reading strategies and will be able to work independently on a topic using English technical texts and videos.
They will improve and deepen the presentation knowledge and skills acquired in the _Technical English for Mechanical Engineers and Professional Presentations_ modules and be able to apply them to a final presentation of their project results in English. The main focus will be an academically educated audience, which, however, is not exclusively composed of experts on the respective topic.
Students will also be able to write an English abstract on the documentation to be prepared in German.

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module content:
Forming a team (2-4 students) and contacting your supervisor.
Defining a technical project topic: The topic should be formulated to fit the interdisciplinary field of process engineering.
Developing a procedure for processing (agreeing on methodology, setting up a schedule, defining work packages, organizing the team (internal communication and information exchange with the appropriate media).
The content will be closely related to the technical projects. Content:
-         Strategies for acquiring the technical vocabulary relevant to the respective projects
-         Text work with technical texts and videos relevant to the respective projects
-         Repetition of the structure and language of English presentations in order to present project results
-         Describing diagrams, tables, images, numbers, cause and effect correlations, and trends
-         Presentation slides
-         Dealing with questions and body language
-         Preparing and practicing English presentations in order to present project results
-         Introduction to abstracts (structure, style, idioms, writing strategies)
-         Writing abstracts

[updated 05.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Supervised teamwork with regular work meetings in English.
The learning goals will be achieved through integrated training of the four basic skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing) supported by the use of multimedia. Group work and working in pairs, as well as peer review will play an important role. During the workshop-like phases, students will also have the opportunity to practice their presentations and receive appropriate feedback.
Target group-specific teaching/learning materials (print, audio, video), as well as multimedia CALL and e&mLearning materials will be used.

[updated 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
-         Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange: TechnoPlus English 2.0. Ein multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches Englisch und Business English. EUROKEY.
-         Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Lisa Rauhoff und Miriam Wedig (seit 2016): Online Extensions zu TechnoPlus Englisch, EUROKEY.
        Christine Sick: TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp. EUROKEY.
-         M. Ibbotson: Professional English in Use: Engineering. Technical English for Professionals. CUP.
- C. Sowton: 50 Steps to Improving Your Academic Writing. Garnet Education.
-         B. Rosenberg: Spring into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists. Addison-Wesley.
-         D. Beer, D. McMurrey: A Guide to Writing as an Engineer. Wiley.
-         K. Budinsky: Engineers_ Guide to Technical Writing. ASM International.

[updated 05.10.2020]
[Thu Oct 28 13:57:06 CEST 2021, CKEY=mpepiex, BKEY=m2, CID=MAB_19_V_5.15.PEP, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=28.10.2021]