Advanced Technical Communication


Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science


Version 27.0 of 02/17/2023

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

Advanced Technical Communication

Study Programmes
  • Aircraft and Flight Engineering (B.Sc.)
  • Fahrzeugtechnik (Bachelor) (B.Sc.)
  • Maschinenbau (B.Sc.)
  • Elektrotechnik (B.Sc.)
  • Elektrotechnik im Praxisverbund (B.Sc.)
  • Informatik - Medieninformatik (B.Sc.)
  • Informatik - Technische Informatik (B.Sc.)
  • Mechatronik (B.Sc.)
  • Energie-, Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik (B.Sc.)
  • Maschinenbau im Praxisverbund (B.Sc.)
Level of Module


Mission Statement

In order to be successful in professional life, technical expertise as well as good communication skills are essential. In our globilised world the skill of acquiring knowledge from publications in the English language and to communicate effectively in that language are fundamental.

  1. Exercises to train communication skills with current texts selected from technical specializations
  2. Description of complex technical systems
  3. Intensive training of presentation techniques based on technical topics
  4. Group discussions of current technical texts
  5. Study of intercultural communication
  6. Cultural briefings and case studies to heighten awareness of intercultural differences
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Upon passing this module the students should:

- have good English skills, at least or comparable to Level B2 CEF
Knowledge Deepening

Instrumental Skills and Competences
- have a broad knowledge of presentation techniques
- can give excellent presentations about complex technical topics in front of an international audience
- know about other cultures and can adapt their behaviour accordingly
- can apply techniques to understand, discuss and summarize technical texts
Communicative Skills and Competences
- are able to communicate in English with international business partners about complex technical issues
- demonstrate intercultural sensitivity in order to communicate successfully in an international environment
Systemic Skills and Competences

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, individual/group work, presentations, individual feedback sessions

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Good English language skills, at least 7 years of English in school

Responsible of the Module

Fritz, Martina


Fritz, Martina



Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
2Präsentationsvor-/-nachbereitung mit der Lehrenden
Workload Dozentenungebunden
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Recommended Reading

Aktuelle Artikel* aus der englischsprachigen Fachpresse (*je nach Studiengebiet)Gurak, Laura J.; Lannon, John M.: A Concise Guide to Technical Communication, Longman, 2003, ISBN: 0321146158Lewis, Richard D.: When Cultures Collide. Managing Successfully Across Cultures. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2000, ISBN: 1857880870Reynolds, Garr: PresentationZen, Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, New Riders, 2008, ISBN: 9780321525659

Graded Exam

Portfolio exam

Assessment Methods Remark

Oral examination (50%) and Presentation (50%)

Examination Requirements

- Extensive knowledge and application of technical English in various professional fields- Intercultural communication skills


1 Term

Module Frequency

Winter and Summer Term

Language of Instruction