University of Technology Sydney

48027 Language and Contexts of Australian Engineering

6cp; availability: the Faculty may require students who are identified as needing additional English language preparation to undertake a preparatory English language course. Enrolment is by permission of the Subject Coordinator or nominee
Anti-requisite(s): 48230 Engineering Communication


This subject focuses on providing an overview and appreciation of the range of topics relevant to engineering study, and academic strategies for interpreting, planning, organising, researching and presenting written and oral assignments. The subject provides an introduction to the cultural and linguistic factors that affect the academic study of engineering in Australia. It aims to facilitate students' effective participation in university life and provide a foundation for further academic studies. It addresses the cultural and social knowledge and the literacy and oral skills required in critical reading, report writing, tutorial participation, listening, note taking and other aspects relevant to student participation in the study of engineering at UTS.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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