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Written Communication for Technology Students in English

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB2005
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Kiikkala, Sanna-Liisa
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3004IT2020-3, IT2020-3A, IT2020-3B, IT2020-3C2022-08-29 – 2022-11-05Tim Reus, Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaEnglish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06

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Learning Outcomes

The student understands texts related to engineering and working life and knows the most important vocabulary. The student can also write technical texts and documents. The student recognises the various registers of language, she can write appropriate texts and can discuss various topics within engineering and working life.

Student's Workload

81 h, which contains 42 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Senior secondary school or vocational school syllabus.


Technical texts and vocabulary within the student’s field of engineering, writing various texts in the field of engineering (e.g. manuals, instructions, reports, process descriptions, abstracts), speaking exercises.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Writing and speaking exercises, text exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student has no difficulties in understanding texts pertaining to the field of study, has an extensive vocabulary and is able to express one's thoughts precisely, recignises the nuances of the language and can write a unified, detailed and effective report.
Grade 3: The student knows the most essential vocabulary and can understand most parts of texts pertaining to the field of study. The student is able to participate in discussions on the topic within engineering and is able to write clear and detailed text.
Grade 1: The student has a basic vocabulary in the field and understands the main points of a text of technical nature. The student is able to follow discussions on a technical topic or working life and is able to write a comprehensible report.

Assessment Methods

Regular and active participation, an examination, approved completion of assignments.