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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

XJFY2010 Engineering Communication Skills 2

5 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Matthew Ketteringham

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22


XJFY1000Engineering Communication Skills

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The aim of this module is to help you become an independent competent user of English within your engineering degree programme. The course is built around the most common writing genres found across Undergraduate Engineering on the SWJTU-Leeds Joint Programme. The module will equip you with the academic writing and research tools that you can use to examine these genres and understand how engineers use language to communicate within your field. You will learn how to write different types of genres for academic and professional contexts, and you will also learn skills and strategies to help you apply this knowledge to your future writing needs. These needs may include your final Level 3 projects, and also writing in your chosen careers as engineers.

Learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

- Construct a variety of writing genres applicable to your engineering programme;
- Demonstrate how to cite and reference sources using an appropriate referencing system;
- Employ appropriate register and academic style for a particular writing genre;
- Demonstrate the grammatical language features of academic writing used in genres found on your engineering programme;
- Reflect on your learning and describe how you applied the skills learnt on this module to your assessed writing tasks on your engineering programme.

Skills outcomes
The aim of the module is to develop students written communication skills in the genres most commonly found within Level 2 engineering. This includes:
- laboratory reports;
- design specifications;
- short answer responses;
- reflective writing.

Core subject specific skills from previous years will also be built upon such as referencing, paraphrasing, and summarising.


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours22.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- x 6 short in class reflections;
- End of S1 S1 Reflection: Reflection on XJFY2010 and writing in engineering (0%)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioEngineering Portfolio: Submission of two engineering genres50.00
Reflective logXJFY2010 Reflection: Reflection on the module and links to writing in engineering50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit: 1 x 300 word discussion piece

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:30


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