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Engineering Communication 1

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IST1004
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: ST 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2018-2019)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Jäntti, Maarit
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
5I-TT-1N2018-10-22 – 2018-12-21Maarit JänttiFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
6I-ST-1N2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Maarit JänttiFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2021-2022.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the course the student will be able to combine writing and oral communication skills as part of her expertise. She is able to communicate in a meaningful way in different written and spoken situations. The student is able to write adequate technical documents, considering the content, style and language. The student is capable of giving and accepting constructive feedback.

Student's Workload

81 h, which contains 42 h of scheduled contact studies at VAMK and 24 h at UVA.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



The student makes grammar exercises and writes technical documents and business letters. She gives oral presentations and get oriented in meeting- and negotiation technique.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Kauppinen, Nummi & Savola (2004): Tekniikan viestintä.
Iisa, Oittinen & Piehl (2006 tai uudempi): Kielenhuollon käsikirja.
Nykänen, Olli (2002): Toimivaa tekstiä. Opas tekniikasta kirjoittaville.
VAMK thesis writing instructions/ Faculty writing instructions.
Meeting and negotiation literature is given by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Studies in the classroom and partly online (the written part). The studies includes individual work, working in pairs and teamwork.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to communicate self-guided, goal orientated and without making mistakes in different situations in his/her working life.
Grade 3: The student is able to communicate by following instructions and with rather few mistakes in different situations in his/her working life.
Grade 1: The student is able to communicate by following instructions in different situations in his/her working life.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, passed exercises, an examination or a corresponding exercise.