Faculty of Engineering (FoE)

Assessment ES1000 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.
Modular Credits Nil
Workload 2-2-0-2-2
Prerequisite(s) Students should have sat for the Qualifying English Test, and obtained a ‘Band 1’ result.
Preclusion(s) Nil

This is a required module for students whose Qualifying English Test results show that they would benefit from basic English language skills support. Students in the course must pass this module before they are allowed to read the next required English module, English for Academic Purposes (ES1102/ES1103). The purpose of ES1000 is to improve the students' English language skills in reading, writing and grammar. These skills are taught, reviewed and reinforced through online, in-class and appropriate out-of-class activities. Assignments include reflections, written assignments and progress tests.

This module is taught over 1 semester with a two-hour online lecture/discussion/quiz and a two-hour sectional teaching per week.

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Assessment ES1103 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.
Modular Credits Four
Workload 0-4-0-3-3
Prerequisite(s) Students should have sat for the Qualifying English Test and obtained a ‘Band 2’ result or, if they obtained a ‘Band 1’ result, they must pass ES1000, Foundation Academic English, before registering for ES1103.
Preclusion(s) ES1102

ES1103 serves as a bridging course for students who have taken the university's Qualifying English Test and are deemed to require additional language support for the academic context. It aims to equip students with the knowledge of the academic genre and the ability to apply such knowledge in academic communication. The module adopts a reading-into-writing approach using themed readings as springboard texts for students' writing and provides opportunities for analysing and internalising ways of organising academic texts. Students will acquire essential academic skills required to cope with the rigour of academic writing at a tertiary level.

This module is taught over 1 semester with 2 two-hour sectional teachings per week.

ES1103 is excluded from the limit on Level-1000 modules.

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Assessment ES2531/ES1531/GEK1549/GET1021 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.
Modular Credits Four
Workload 1.5-2-0-4-2.5
  1. Students who are required to take ES1000 Foundation Academic English and/or ES1102/ES1103 English for Academic Purposes must pass the modules before they are allowed to read this module.
  2. Only students matriculated in AY2014/15 onwards are allowed to take GEK1549 and only students matriculated in AY2015/16 are allowed to take GET1021.

IEM1201%,UTW1001%, GEK1901/GET1006, U-town students cannot bid for ES1531/GEK1549/GET1021.

The challenges of a global engineer increasingly call upon engineers to think critically and communicate effectively to undertake developmental leadership. This course aims to develop and practise students' critical thinking and writing skills through analysing case studies in engineering leadership, constructing complex engineering-related problems and solutions, presenting arguments effectively and reflecting on personal leadership development. Relevance to engineering practice is emphasized with references to grounded theories of engineering leadership (Colcleugh, 2013; Rottman, Sacks & Reeve, 2015) and the seven missing basics of engineering education (Goldberg, 2009).

This module is taught over 1 semester with 1 two-hour sectional teaching (in addition to a two-hour online presence) per week.

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Embedded Module:

A series of workshops on professional communication practices are embedded into the undergraduate degree programmes across all departments at the Faculty of Engineering. Based on the content of various engineering courses, students are taught a range oral and written communication skills to meet the demands of courses in an academic context, and in the engineering industry. More specifically, this course aims to train students to:

  • articulate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in oral communication;
  • apply technical writing skills in using appropriate infographics to present ideas, as well as explaining ideas, concepts and data with conciseness,
  • precision, coherence, and cohesion in a range of writing tasks.
  • communicate effectively with a diverse range of audiences.

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