SPRÅK3501 - Scientific Communication for Engineers


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The course provides an introduction to and practical training in the communication of scientific knowledge to different audiences. The main focus is on the communication of the students’ 5th year project in academic and non-academic contexts. The main aim of the course is to support students in writing their project report. The course is taught in English; the focus is on communication of scientific knowledge through English. Compulsory assignments should be carried out in English.

Learning outcome


The student

- has knowledge of different purposes and forms of communication of scientific knowledge to different types of audiences (for example scientific research articles, popular science articles, project papers and master theses, visual presentations)

- has knowledge of techniques that promote scientific communication, both in academic and non-academic environments

- has knowledge of fundamental aspects of scientific writing

- has knowledge of the writing process and is aware of the difference between its productive and unproductive stages


The student

- is able to present scientific knowledge – both orally and in writing – to academic peers as well as non-academics'

- is able to structure scientific knowledge into a coherent text that follows conventions of scientific writing

- is able to develop a text alone and in collaboration with others, and can give and receive feedback effectively

-is able to analyze and manage own writing process in order to increase productivity

Learning methods and activities

Teaching consists of lectures, group activities, written assignments and oral presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1-2 oral presentations
  • 1-3 written assignments
  • 1-2 oral exercises

Further on evaluation

The course examination consists of a written assignment. All compulsory activities must be approved before the student may take the exam.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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