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Technical English for Engineers

By Prof. Aysha Iqbal   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 802
The course covers all the areas of grammar necessary for the undergraduate students of engineering sciences. This includes topics such as reading/writing/listening comprehension, note taking, summarizing, report writing, along with elements of grammar and vocabulary. The course is designed for self-study, where participants will be required to solve regular quizzes and assignments, and can also be used as an add-on to classroom teaching.
Important For Certification/Credit Transfer:

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners
PRE-REQUISITES       :  Nil
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Nil
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate



Course layout

Listening:  Listening/Reading Comprehension
               Dictation
       Notemaking
Speaking:  Using words in context
       Use of formal expressions and usages
       Formal presentations (organizing data and slide preparation)
Reading:    Skimming through the text
           Scanning
Writing:      Grammar
           Introduction to elements of academic writing
         Report Writing
       Resume writing
       Project Proposal writing

Books and references

  • Oxford Advanced Learners’s Dictionary. 8th edition, 2013. 
  • Martin Hewings. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Michael Swan. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed. OUP, 2005. 
  • John Seely. The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking. OUP, 2005.

Instructor bio

Prof. Aysha Iqbal

IIT Madras
Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan is professor of film studies, drama and popular culture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Among her several books are Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors(ed.) Sage: New Delhi, 2017, Post-liberalization Indian Novels in English: Global Reception & Politics of Award London: ANTHEM, 2013.  Her books on communication include English for Technical Communication, and English for Nurses and English for the Hotel Industry

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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