Technical English for Mechanical Engineering
To develop the ability to read and comprehend technical texts in the field of
Mechanical Engineering. This field covers a wide range of related topics so that
the student will be exposed to a variety of articles dealing with subjects like:
Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering
Design, Friction and Lubrication, and Robotics. As students studying technical
English are in their first three semesters special effort was made to select
texts that require no previous knowledge in Mechanical Engineering. The skills
emphasized in this course will be the following:
- vocabulary building through the study of word construction,
- ability to write formal definitions of technical terms and expression,
- ability to analyze information presented in graphs, charts, tables,
- remedial grammar; i.e., recognizing various grammatical structures that
will aid the student improve his/her rhetorical knowledge.
- Attendance is obligatory.
- Absences must be justified.
- Regular home assignments must be submitted upon request.
- As all oral discussions held in class are part of the learning process,
students are responsible for taking notes and reviewing their content before
- Students will not be allowed to rewrite a tests in order to improve
- Make-up tests will be administered only with proper justification of
|Two class tests
|Participation, attendance and class work
- Joseph Eisenstadt ---Technical English for Mechanical Engineering
- Dictionaries: A suitable English - English dictionary is
strongly recommended (Oxford - Advanced Learners Dictionary, or Webster's
New Collegiate Dictionary ). In addition, Chambers Dictionary of Science and
Technology may be consulted for exact definitions of technical terms.
Supplementary Activities and Materials
CALL - (Computer Assisted Language Learning) lessons in the CALL laboratory
which support the above objectives. CALL lessons are held for the entire class
and are also available for individualized study.
provide new and recent findings; articles in related fields and,
films, if available and appropriate.
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Syllabus for the First Class Test
Syllabus for the Second Class Test
Syllabus for the Final Exam
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