Fundamentals of Technical English for Electrical and Electronic Engineers   Fundamentals of Technical English for Electrical and Electronic Engineers

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担当教員
SANDHU ADARSH 
使用教室
金5-6(S322)  
単位数
講義:2  演習:0  実験:0
講義コード
50132
シラバス更新日
2009年9月29日
講義資料更新日
2009年9月28日
学期
後期

講義概要

This course is intended for graduate students studying electrical and electronic engineering wishing to improve their ability to write technical papers and make presentations at international conferences.
Structure of the course:
(1) translating technical papers from Japanese into English;
(2) writing abstracts by summarizing long technical passages;
(3) solving English language problems on electrical circuits, electromagnetism, material science, and mathematics;
(4) English language debate on recent developments in science and technology;
(5) writing a manuscript for a refereed journal and making an oral presentation.

The lectures will be given in English with supplementary material available in Japanese.

講義の目的

This course is designed to assist nonnative speakers of English to improve their ability to write a manuscript for a scientific journal;
give an oral presentation at an international conference; and prepare an effective poster presentation.
The students will be asked to give oral presentations, and solve English language problems in the physical sciences and engineering and to write a manuscript for submission to a technical journal based on their graduate research projects.

講義計画

1. Oral Presentation at an International Conference
Planning: information gathering; time allocation; PowerPoint or view foil ?
Preparation of Slides: style; incorporation of experimental graphs and illustrations.
Structure of Presentation: Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.

2. Poster Presentation at an International Conference
Planning: information gathering and organization; contents.
Layout: size; style; clarity.
Impact

3. Writing a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal
Preparation: The concept; information gathering; starting to write.
Structure: Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References.
Drawing clear graphs and figures for maximum impact.
Submission of manuscript: on-line/air-mail; cover letter; copyright transfer; replying to referee's comments; revising camera-ready proofs; payment of publication fees.

4. General advice
British and US English; grammar; selection of an appropriate journal for publication.

教科書・参考書等

No text book is required. All relevant notes will be distributed during the lectures.

関連科目・履修の条件等

Graduate students from all disciplines with a genuine desire to improve their ability to communicate in scientific English are eligible to take the lecture course.

成績評価

Continuous assessment: Exercises (50%); Oral presentations (25%);
Submission of an English language manuscript (25%)

担当教員の一言

Effective scientific communication is essential for successful careers and for the progress of science.
A scientific idea will not be universally accepted until it is published in the public domain and in a language shared by the scientific community. That language is English and there is no special talent or magic involved in using it.
This course is designed to help nonnative speakers of English, from all disciplines, to communicate their ideas on research to a wide range of audiences.

その他

[Office hours]
Make a reservation by e-mail: sandhu.a.aa@m.titech.ac.jp

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