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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Phone number
Office hours

2. Pre-Requisites

In order to take this course to the maximum advantage, it is recommended that the student has an intermediate level in English.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Mechanical Engineering students need English for use at work in the mechanical field. The key to their success is the engagement in and with the learning process. The course has three purposes:

1. To introduce mechanical engineering students to the contents of engineering.

2. To provide examples of authentic texts and listenings in English.

3. To help students practice the skills they will need in order to study the subject via English and to use it in all the other subjects

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
CEO21 Capacities to understand, speak and write English related to mechanical engineering
CG10 Capacity to work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary environment.
CT01 Knowledge of a second language.
CT02 Knowledge and application of information and communication technology.
CT03 Ability to communicate correctly in both spoken and written form.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Sufficient knowledge of English to read, understand and write technical texts related to mechanical engineering.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: What is Engineering?
  • Unit 2: English for Science and Technology
  • Unit 3: Explaining how technology works
  • Unit 4: How to write research papers
  • Unit 5: Solving problems in engineering
  • Unit 6: Grammar review
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CEO21 CG10 CT01 CT02 CT03 1 25 N N explanation of those theoretical aspects whose understanding is essential for the successful assimilation of the contents of the various units
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CEO21 CG10 CT01 CT02 CT03 0.6 15 N N Working in small groups, joint contributions are made, which are then presented to the large group and discussed by the whole group.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CEO21 CG10 CT01 CT02 CT03 0.6 15 Y Y A short written research paper that will be defended orally and that will serve as a preliminary part of what will be the defence of the Final Year Project
Formative Assessment [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CEO21 CG10 CT01 CT02 0.2 5 Y Y Defence of an oral topic proposed by the lecturer and related to Mechanical Engineering.
Self-study [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CEO21 3.6 90 N N At least one of the assignments will be individual, and the rest will be done cooperatively. They will have to defend it orally. The teacher will supervise all the preparations prior to the oral presentation and will attend the tests prior to the oral defence in class, in order to correct and help to improve the presentation and oral defence. in the preparation of these tests, students will have face-to-face and online tutorials with the teacher to receive feedback.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 50.00% 50.00% Students are required to take a final oral test, where the skills learnt will be assessed.
Theoretical papers assessment 30.00% 30.00% Producing a written work related to the competences that have been developed in class.
Assessment of activities done in the computer labs 20.00% 20.00% Online grammar exercises
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    A grade of 4 or higher is compensated by the continuous assessment activities. The overall grade will be equal to or higher than 5
    Those mentioned above
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    From 4 onwards, it is compensated with the evaluation activities. A pass mark of 5 is required.
    In order to obtain the final grade, the 3 evaluation systems will be computed in a single final exam. The grade obtained in this test will be the final grade of the course.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Only the final exam will consist of an oral defence of a topic related to Mechanical Engineering.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Only the final test will be held.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 25
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 15
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 15
Formative Assessment [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 5
Self-study [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Engineering: civil and mechanical engineering Macmillan 0-02-973660-9 1984 Ficha de la biblioteca
Aitken, Rosemary. Help with Grammar. Heinemann 1993  
Alexander L.G Longman Advanced Grammar Practice. Longman. 1999  
Allene, Tuck. Oxford Dictionary of Business English. Oxford University Press 1993  
Atkins, Tony A dictionary of mechanical engineering / Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-958743-8 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca
Bird, John Mechanical engineering principles Newnes 0-7506-5228-4 2002 Ficha de la biblioteca
Chapman E. English Grammar and Exercises Longman 1999  
Dunn, Marian English for mechanical engineering in higher education studi Garnet Education 978-1-85964-947-3 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Eastwood, John A basic English grammar: exercises : with key Oxford University Press 0-19-432941-0 1984 Ficha de la biblioteca
Forsyth, Will and Lavender Sue. Grammar Practive Activities. Cambridge University Press 1988  
Glendinning, Eric H. Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Oxford University Press 0-19-457392-3 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Lindeburg, Michael R. Practice problems for the mechanical engineering PE exama co Professional Publications 978-1-59126-130-8 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Sinclair, J. McH. A course in spoken english: grammar Oxford University Press 0-19-435215-3 1972 Ficha de la biblioteca

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