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Business English for Engineering Students
Abbreviation: PEILoad: 30(L) + 15(E) + 0(LE) + 0(CE) + 0(PEE) + 0(FE) + 0(S) + 0(DE) + 0(P) + 0(FLE) + 0()
Lecturers in charge: v. pred. dr. sc. Snježana Kereković
v. pred. dr. sc. Olinka Breka
Lecturers: v. pred. dr. sc. Snježana Kereković ( Exercises )
Course description: Course objectives:
Developing skills in reporting, delivering presentations, comparing, discussing, bringing arguments and teamwork using texts on education and position of engineers, working environment (company), entrepreneurship, professional career abroad and ethics in engineering. Acquisition of business language vocabulary and linguistic expressions typical of business communication.

Enrolment requirements and required entry competences for the course:
Completed Technical English language course

Student responsibilities:
Attending lectures and exercises; active student participation in class; independent research for preparing reports and oral presentation; preparing and delivering presentations in class, active participation in debates; moderating debates and round tables supported by teacher"s instructions

Grading and evaluation of student work over the course of instruction and at a final exam:
Active participation in class (reports, debates, round tables): 60% test: 20% oral exam: 20%

Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences:
Testing the covered materials Feedback sessions Selfevaluation of the course and applied teaching methods

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (learning outcomes):
Collect, evaluate and organize data related to the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Present relevant data on the topics discussed. Analyse and correctly interpret key elements of the company"s organisational structure. Compare companies (German, Japanese and American) in terms of intercultural communication. Present own reasoning, solutions and ideas regarding crosscultural business environment. Collect, analyse and present different types of business environment. Apply the skills in collecting and organizing data, data evaluation, formulating and presenting conclusions and arguments in debates.

Lectures
1. Modern engineering education
2. Engineers in the globalized world
3. Types of companies, legal forms (ltd., joint stock companies, sole proprietorship, partnership, freelance)
4. Company structure
5. Manufacturing company
6. Management
7. Business alliances
8. Progress test
9. Innovation and entrepreneurship
10. Setting up a business
11. Emotional intelligence at work
12. Croatian engineers leaving the country to work abroad
13. Ethics in engineering
14. Review and feedback on the test
15. Final test

Exercises
1. Examples of high school education at engineering faculties abroad and comparison with Croatian engineering faculties
2. Round table
3. Examples of types and legal forms of companies
4. Examples of organisational structures; departments, functions; hierarchy (intercultural elements)
5. Comparison between an American, Japanese and European company including the intercultural aspect
6. Discussion on qualities and skills of a manager
7. Examples of different types of alliance
8. Progress test
9. Examples of successful entrepreneurs and discussion
10. Student project: preparing a business plan for a startup or a project
11. Discussion on various factors that influence business success
12. Round table: pros and cons
13. Round table
14. Review and feedback on the test
15. Final test
Lecture languages: en
Compulsory literature:
1. Radni materijali za kolegij Poslovni engleski za inženjere
Recommended literature:
2. L. Jones, R. Alexander, New International Business English, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
3. A. Pilbeam, Market Leader, International Management, Business English, Longman, 2000.
4. http: //www.theengineer.co.uk/
5. Business Result Advanced Online Workbook, A business Englishcourse for pre-work and in-work professional sutdents, Oxford University Press
6. S. Robbins, Business Vocabulary in Practice, Collins Cobuild, 2004.
7. B. Mascull, Business Vocabularys in Use, Advanced, Cambridge University Press,2004.
8. B. Mascull, Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
9. P. Emmerson, Business Grammar Builder for class and self study, Macmillan, 2002.
10. P. Strutt, Market Leader, Business Grammar and Usage, Longman and Financial Times, 2001.
11. Longman Business English Dictionary, Longman, 2000.
Legend
L - Lectures
FLE - Practical foreign language exercises
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E - Exercises
LE - Laboratory exercises
CE - Project laboratory
PEE - Physical education excercises
FE - Field exercises
S - Seminar
DE - Design exercises
P - Practicum
* - Not graded
Copyright (c) 2006. Ministarstva znanosti, obrazovanja i športa. Sva prava zadržana.
Programska podrška (c) 2006. Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva.
Oblikovanje(c) 2006. Listopad Web Studio.
Posljednja izmjena 2019-06-07