Future engineers get second bite at Birmingham language course
Birmingham, Dec 22 (IBNS): Engineering students around the globe have a second chance to sign up for the University of Birmingham’s online training that will help them improve their technical English language skills – free-of-charge.
Following the success of ‘Electrical Engineering: Sensing, Powering and Controlling’, the University is repeating the course, which aims to support students for whom English is a second language in mastering many of the key terms and concepts in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
Birmingham’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is based on real first-year modules at the University.
The MOOC is aimed at direct entry students planning to attend Birmingham to study in the discipline of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, but the content is helpful to any student planning to start in the first year of any engineering discipline.
The three-week course runs from 22 January 2018 and has been developed by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. It is led by Dr Tim Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering.
Dr Jackson said: “Following the huge demand for the original course, we are running it again as it offers such a great opportunity for students whose first language is not English to get to grips with the key terms and concepts associated with engineering."
“The course is delivered in English to help students to gradually develop their language skills. Students can learn online at their own pace, and there are opportunities to discuss their work online with fellow students and lecturers.”
Topics covered include:
• Overview of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering
• Transducers and their purpose
• Electronic systems in context
• Solar power / batteries in space
• The Space Weather research group
• Electrical circuits
• Analogue and digital electrical engineering