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Applying for an Engineering Job and Professional Presentations

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Applying for an Engineering Job and Professional Presentations
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-AEJ
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper

[updated 01.07.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

UI-AEJ (P251-0006) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 3, mandatory course
UI-AEJ (P251-0006) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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):
UI-BEE Business English for Environmental Engineers
UI-TRW Technical Reading and Writing for Environmental Engineers

[updated 26.03.2024]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Dipl.-Übers. Eva Langenbahn

[updated 19.02.2024]
Learning outcomes:
The modules “Business English for Environmental Engineers”, “Technical Reading and Writing for Environmental Engineers””, as well as “Applying for an Engineering Job and Professional Presentations” 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.
About the “Applying for an Engineering Job and Professional Presentations” module:
After successfully completing this module, students will understand strategies for the creation of professional, subject-specific presentations in English. They will be able to structure English-language presentations and use the verbal expressions they have mastered in them. In doing so, they will continue to develop their understanding of the functional use of language.
With regard to job application processes, students will be given the opportunity to prepare their application documents in English, apply and practice interview strategies and develop their intercultural awareness.

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Module content:
- Strategic knowledge
- Structure of an English presentation
- Structures for linguistic implementation
- Describing tools, numbers, cause and effect correlations, and trends
Applying for a job
- Job advertisement
- Application documents (resume and cover letter)
- Job interview
In addition, we will work on:
Repeating relevant grammatical structures
Intercultural competence
Raising awareness for functional language use

[updated 01.07.2021]
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.

[updated 01.07.2021]
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.

[updated 01.07.2021]
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