120029 English for science and technology (C1)

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


English for Specific Purposes (Englische Fachsprache) is offered as a lecture with exercise character running for two consecutive semesters. Its aim is to acquaint students with the basic and most common academic and scientific communication assets in English or 'Globish', rather. Predefined tasks are: individually drafting and presenting a scientific poster and writing a 1500 word scientific paper on a topic of choice. Terminology and glossary work will allow for specific vocabulary building and regular topic related debates which are prepared by specific articles and texts will enhance the participant's ability to argue and present in English in a factual and substantive manner.

Previous knowledge expected

- Students must have completed English IV with "sehr gut" or "gut". If you did not participate in English IV, but have spent a year of study at an English-speaking higher institution, registration is also possible. In this case, please contact the English lecturer of the group you want to join.
- Bachelor-students on an advanced level or students of master programmes.
- You must attend the introductory session of the course.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of this course is that students will master effective scientific communication in English, both in oral and written form with particular focus on subjects relevant to students studying at BOKU.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.