Course detail

English for Risk Engineering

ÚSI-RSAIRAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course focuses on the acquisition and deepening of practical language skills. As part of their studies, students will learn to use professional knowledge, skills and competences in the field of risk management in English.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding of specific information in the oral and written form.
The ability to communicate in selected situations connected with company management, to present a company and its products, to discuss company matters in the oral and written form. The ability to negotiate at various levels.
Corresponding expansion of specific vocabulary.

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for study is knowledge of English at the B1 level (intermediate). The English taught builds on existing B1 level English knowledge.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ibbotson, Mark: Professional English in Use, Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (CS)
Grussendorf, Marion: English for Presentations, Fraus, 2008 (CS)
Downes, Colm: Cambridge English for Job-hunting, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (CS)
Štepánek, Libor, de Haaff, Janice a kol.: Academic English, Grada Publishing, a.s., 2011 (CS)
Ostrom, Lee T a Cheryl A. Wilmhelmsen: Risk assessment: tools, techniques, and their applications. Hoboken: John Wiley, 2012 (CS)
Burgman, Mark A.: Risks and decisions for conservation and environmental management. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A presentation on a topic related to the student´s final thesis.
Another condition for the successful completion of the subject is active participation in seminars, the fulfilment of tasks set by the tutor, and good attendance.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Risk analysis and evaluation - vocabulary, specialised texts, conversation
2. Risk engineering methods, tools and techniques - vocabulary, specialised texts, conversation
3. Legal terms - basic vocabulary and common phrases
4. Basic terms from the field of economics and finance - vocabulary, conversation
5. Basic terms from the field of risk management - vocabulary, specialised texts, conversation
6. Annotation of a selected article from a foreign periodical, revision of articles, the passive voice and word order
7. Recordings of foreign lectures connected with technical fields - listening
8. Cover letter and application for employment in a technical field
9. Interpretation of a selected specialised article by the student, discussion on the topic
10. Interpretation of a selected specialised article by the student, discussion on the topic
11. Preparation of a presentation on the topic of the student’s Master’s thesis
12. The student´s own short presentation on the topic, with the Master’s thesis
13. The student´s own short presentation on the topic, with the Master’s thesis

Aims

The aim is to acquire special language competencies in the field of risk analysis.

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

The compulsory aspects of the course and their enforcement are defined in a statement from the subject guarantor, which is updated every year. The language seminar is compulsory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRES , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    specialization RRTS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning