Course detail

Advanced Technical English

FEKT-MPC-TAPAcad. year: 2021/2022

The aim of the course is to practise grammatical features typical in technical translations and scientific texts, supported by expanding specialised technical vocabulary skills.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will expand their technical vocabulary skills and they will be able to understand the differences in meaning of technical terms based on the context and to use them correctly. Students will learn to understand formal and stylistic nuances of various technical texts. They will also be able to produce and organise ideas in a coherent technical style. They will polish their knowledge of grammar and they will be able to apply it to various technical texts.


The expected and required entrance skills are at the B2 CEFR level.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods comprise reading and analysing of technical texts, technical listenings, translations, students´ presentations, conversation and active participation in classes.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

70% presence, continuous assessment throughout the semester
Semestral test (max.40 points, min.24)
Exam: technical presentation during the semester (60 points max.)

Course curriculum

Automated design
Cause and effect (verbs and conjunctions, nominalisation)
Present participles, past participles, expressing purpose
Technical presentation
Note taking, reporting
Electronic measurement
Compound nouns, passive forms
Audio coding
Inversion, text organisers, connectives
Design of advanced integrated circuits
Software designed radio

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course focuses on advanced grammar and vocabulary and its practical usage at the B2-C1 CEFR level, specialising in electrical engineering and information technology texts.

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

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Badecka-Kozikovska, M. (2015) English for Students of Electronics and Telecommunications: Wydawnictwo Politechniki Gdańskiej. Gdańsk (CS)
Gójska, G. (2004) Technical Grammar: Wydawnictwo Politechniki Gdańskiej. Gdańsk (CS)
Maciejewska, J., Kucharska-Raczunas, A. (2012) Information Technology for Students of Technical Studies: Wydawnictwo Politechniki Gdańskiej. Gdańsk (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-AUD Master's

    specialization AUDM-TECH , any year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization AUDM-ZVUK , any year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme MPC-BIO Master's, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme MPC-BTB Master's, any year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer