FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Industrial Engineering

ENG 210 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Technical English for Engineers
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 210
Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Group Work
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • utilize appropriate organizational structure, linguistic style, and vocabulary usage for various types of engineering documents for technical and non-technical audiences
  • create clear and concise written and oral technical instructions
  • accurately follow written/verbal technical instructions
  • cite portions of a technical document in order to support a logical argument without plagiarism
  • use basic terminology of a variety of engineering disciplines to communicate effectively in interdisciplinary study groups
  • prepare a scientific document on a technical topic as part of a team
  • deliver a presentation on a scientific topic by using proper terminology
Course Description The course focuses on technical writing and oral presentation skills by engaging students in project work related to their departments. It also covers language areas specific to the genre of technical reports, summaries and project proposals.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course
2 Organizing Information (Unit-1) Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson
3 Technical Writing Basics (Unit-2, 2.4)-Choosing the right words Laplante, P.A. (Technical Writing A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition, New York: Taylor & Francis. (pp. 17-33)
4 Directions and Instructions: Writing About Process Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson (pp. 59-77).
5 Group Presentations “Explaining a process” Assessment-1: Presentations
6 Using Analysis: Writing a Report Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson (pp. 79-102).
7 Using Analysis: Writing a Report Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson (pp. 79-102).
8 Technical Reporting (Unit-6, 6.3.1)-Proposals Assessment-2: Project Proposal Laplante, P.A. (Technical Writing A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition, New York: Taylor & Francis. (pp. 143-147)
9 Feedback on Project Proposals
10 Writing the Formal Report Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson (pp. 103-156).
11 Writing the Formal Report Holloway, B. R. (2014). Technical Writing Basics, Fourth Edition, Essex: Pearson (pp. 103-156).
12 Final Feedback on Projects
13 Final Feedback on Projects Assessment-3: Individual Project Reports
14 Project Result Presentations Final Assessment
15 Project Result Presentations Final Assessment
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
1
14
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
4
4
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
16
16
Presentation / Jury
1
8
8
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
30
30
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Industrial Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Industrial Engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, formulate and solve complex Industrial Engineering problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to analyze a complex system, process, device or product, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques.

4

To be able to choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for Industrial Engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies efficiently.

5

To be able to design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret the results for investigating Industrial Engineering problems and Industrial Engineering related research areas.

6

To be able to work efficiently in Industrial Engineering disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to present effectively; to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions

8

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of Industrial Engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; to be aware of the legal consequences of Industrial Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge of the standards used in Industrial Engineering practice.

10

To have knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to be aware of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Industrial Engineering; to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Industrial Engineering.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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