Course detail

English for Risk Engineering

ÚSI-2SDAJAcad. year: 2011/2012

The subject is aimed at the terminology and situations the graduates will have to face at work. They will learn specific terminology, they will get knowledge and skills necessary for communicating in businesses and companies in relation to managing the company, the production process, product introduction, sales, marketing and staff recruiting. They will be able to describe trends in production and sales. They will get skills necessary for negotiating in business, managing business meetings, making appointments and will learn the methods of the company and product presentation. The professional language will focus on knowledge and skills related to risks, work safety issues and the risk precautions.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding specific information in both spoken and written form.
The ability to communicate in specific situations related to managing a company both in spoken and written form and on different levels.
Specific vocabulary development.


The subject knowledge required corresponds to the standards of the Bachelor´s study level.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

An exam at the end of the summer semester.

Course curriculum

Modal verbs.
Expressing future.
Time clauses.
Writing e-mails.
1st and 2nd Conditionals. Phrasal verbs.
Present Perfect Continuous.
3rd Conditional.
Business correspondence. 'Should' + perfect infinitive.
Reported speech.
The structure of a company
Human Resources, employment and staff recruiting
Job application and a job interview
Production process and outsourcing
Product description and marketing
Presentation skills
Quality and innovations
Describing trends and numerical expressions
Problem solving
Socializing and networking
Negotiation strategies
Risks and loss prevention

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to develop the students´ language skills for situations in managing a company and production, in the company and product presentation, applying for a job and staff recruiting, taking part in meetings, chairing meetings, the skills necessary for negotiating and dealing with colleagues, employees, business partners and institutions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Lebauer, Roni, Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn, Longman, New York, 2000
Mackenzie I. Management and Marketing, Thompson Learning, Boston, 1997
Harding, K. and Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. Oxford University Press

Recommended reading

Sweeny, S. English for Business Communication, Student´s Book, 2. vydání, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Cotton D., Falvey D., Kent, S. Market Leader, Pearson Education Ltd., Harlow, 2005,
Mascull, B. Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2002
Ellis, Mark and O´Driscol, Nina, Socializing, Longman, Hong Kong, 1997

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MRzI Master's

    branch RFI , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
    branch RCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer