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ENGLISH FOR ENGINEERING

“Engineering is often perceived as a hands-on,technical profession but there is increasing


demand for softer skills.After technical skills,research show that 55%of hiring managers in
the engineering sector think good communication skills are ‘essential’”(tully 2012).

English for Engineering


This course develops the English language skills of aspiring engineers, to support
them in implementing the basic engineering design process: understand product
specifications, brainstorm solutions, build prototypes, test functionality, redesign, write
release notes, and deliver a product. Participants practice communicating effectively in
meetings, by email, and on the phone. They have the opportunity to improve their English
reading and writing skills in summarizing and explaining content from engineering journals.
Finally, participants research a topic, design a poster, and present at a public capstone poster
session.

Career Readiness for Engineers


This course focuses on preparing to enter the engineering job market. Participants develop an
elevator pitch, write a resume, and practice interviewing. They meet engineers who are
working in the field as well as a recruiter who discusses the specific engineering skills that
are currently in high demand. In addition, participants visit the Boston University College of
Engineering and meet engineering graduate students who share their experience and answer
participants’ questions.
Product description

Cambridge English for Engineering develops the communication skills and specialist English
language knowledge of engineering professionals, enabling them to communicate more
confidently and effectively with colleagues and customers.

The ten standalone units cover topics common to all kinds of engineering (including civil,
electrical and mechanical) such as procedures and precautions; monitoring and control; and
engineering design. Authentic activities, from describing technical problems and suggesting
solutions to working with drawings, make the course relevant and motivating.

The course requires no specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher and comprehensive
teacher's notes are available online. It is also ideal for self-study.

Key features
 A regular focus on technical and semi-technical vocabulary enables learners to
become familiar with and practise using the specialist language they need for work.

 Authentic texts and realistic tasks help prepare learners for their everyday working
lives.

 An emphasis on listening and speaking helps learners to develop their communicative


ability within this professional field.

 Extra practice material, photocopiable activities and teachers notes available online
offer valuable support for teachers and self-study students.
Professional English in Use: Engineering

Professional English in Use Engineering presents and practises over 1000 words and
phrases to help you function in English in your everyday working life. Using the highly
successful format of presentation on the left hand page and practice on the right hand page,
Professional English in Use Engineering presents essential vocabulary in context to help you
use the words more easily. Easy to use, attractively designed in four colours throughout and
and fully comprehensive, this book will be invaluable for anyone needing to use English for
their professional lives. It is suitable for one-to-one classroom use and self-study.

Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is comprised of seven
programs: Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering and
Geomechanics, Environmental Engineering and Science, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and
Hydrology, Atmosphere and Energy, Design and Construction Integration and Architectural
Design. The department also offers a degree specialization in Design-Construction
Integration.

Computer Science
Strong research exists in the areas of systems, software, networking, databases,
security, graphics, foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, robotics, and
scientific computing. In addition to basic research, interdisciplinary work on applications that
stimulate basic research has been undertaken in fields of genetics, biology, linguistics,
physics, medicine and various branches of engineering.

Electrical Engineering
Research in Electrical Engineering spans a diverse set of intellectual disciplines and
applications. The disciplines can be grouped into three overlapping and interrelated
areas: Physical Technology & Science, Information Systems & Science
and Hardware/Software Systems. Stanford EE also has a unique culture of entrepreneurship.

Management Science and Engineering


The Department of Management Science and Engineering aims to promote research
and education related to the information-intensive, technology-based economy. The
department has great breadth, covering the knowledge, tools and methods required to make
decisions and shape policies, configure organizational structures, design engineering systems
and solve operational problems.
Materials Science and Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the relation between
processing, structure, and properties of materials, with the goal of developing new materials
and processes through fundamental understanding. It brings together in a unified discipline
materials-related developments in physical metallurgy, polymer science, ceramics, biology
and the physics and chemistry of solids.

Mechanical Engineering
The programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are designed to provide
background for a variety of careers. The discipline is very broad, but it is generally
understood to include energy and thermal sciences; propulsion; solid mechanics, fluid
mechanics and biomechanics; design and manufacturing; sensing, control and robotics; and
computational and simulation-based engineering.

TYPES OF ENGINEERING

 Agricultural
 Automotive
 Biological and Biosystems
 Biomedical
 Building
 Chemical
 Civil
 Communications
 Computer
 Construction
 Electrical
 Electromechanical Systems
 Electronic Systems
 Engineering Chemistry
 Engineering Physics
 Environmental
 Food
 Forestry
 Gas
 Geological
 Geomatics
 Industrial / Manufacturing
 Integrated / Unified
 Materials
 Math
 Mechanical
 Metallurgical
 Mineral
 Mining
 Naval
 Oil
 Petroleum
 Physics
 Plastics
 Production
 Software
 Systems
 Water Resource

1. Category: Mechanical

Examples:

Did you know that Canada is a world leader in the field of aerospace engineering? Aerospace
engineers develop and design extraordinary technologies such as:

 supersonic jets
 helicopters
 space shuttles
 satellites
 rockets

In your community:

While it's unlikely anyone will be launching a rocket from your community anytime soon,
there is still an important role for aerospace engineers there.

Aerospace engineers design and manufacture communications satellites and ground based
satellite dishes. These technologies send and receive signals for television, telephone and the
Internet.

Become an aerospace engineer and you could help people in your community access health
and education services for which they would otherwise have to travel long distances.

Aptitude:

If you like...

Problem solving
Being creative

Building model airplanes and rockets

Electronics

Drawing

Science

Helping people

...you might enjoy Aerospace Engineering.

Universities:

If you want to study Aerospace Engineering, you can go to the following universities:

Carleton University

Concordia University

École Polytechnique

McGill University

Ryerson University

Université Laval

Université de Sherbrooke

University of Toronto
2. Category: Chemical

Examples:

Agricultural engineers specialize in developing ways to improve our farms and our food
supply for the future.

Agricultural engineers are involved in:

The design and manufacture of new machinery for harvesting crops

The development of irrigation systems for farms in dry regions

The planning and design of structures for plants, animals and crops storage

In your community:

First Nations have farmed the land on Turtle Island for thousands of years, developing
reliable and natural means of fertilization and pest control which modern scientists are only
beginning to understand.

Do you want to help wheat grow higher, produce larger fruits and vegetables, ensure that
livestock remain healthy? Maybe you'd be interested in figuring out ways to bring agriculture
to the North. As an agricultural engineer you can use traditional practice and knowledge to
help find modern solutions that improve the way food is grown, produced and transported to
your family's dinner.

Aptitude:

If you like...

 Problem solving
 Being creative
 Working with tools
 Protecting the environment
 Taking care of animals
 Growing plants
 Helping others

...you might enjoy Agricultural Engineering.

Universities:

If you want to study Agricultural Engineering you can go to the following universities:
Université Laval

McGill University

Dalhousie University

University of Saskatchewan

3. Category: Mechanical

Examples:

Automotive engineers are involved in:

Designing new types of aerodynamic Formula-1 racecars

Developing engines that improve fuel efficiency and reduce green house gas emissions

Planning how to dismantle, flatten, and shred older vehicles to recycle the metals for new
cars

In your community:

As an automotive engineer you could solve important transportation issues that affect your
community. For example, you could:

Design an all terrain vehicle better suited to travel over local land

Develop an engine that starts without failing in mid-winter

Solve vehicle-related pollution issues that effect your community

Aptitude:

If you like...

 Solving Problem
 Being creative
 Building new things
 Automobiles
 Helping others

...you might enjoy Automotive Engineering.

Universities:

If you want to study Automotive Engineering, you can go to the following university:

Windsor University
1. Category: Chemical

Examples:

Biological and biosystems engineers deal with structures, machinery, energy, labor, land,
water, waste, energy and resource variables related to the efficient creation of products and
processes to fill human needs. Biological and biosystems engineers have:

Developed new sources of pharmaceuticals like insulin

Found new uses for naturally occurring fibers

Studied ways to convert grass, woodchips and garbage into automobile fuel

Developed sensor systems to detect nutrients in crops

In your community:

Making medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plant and animal products
requires an intimate understanding of biology, chemistry and the ways things interact. What
you may think of as a traditional practice - such as growing corn, squash and beans together -
is actually a form of biosystems engineering.

Aptitude:

If you like...

 Being creative
 Problem solving
 Inventing new things
 Working with plants and animals
 Biology
 Helping the environment
 Helping others

...then perhaps you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering.

Universities:

If you want to study Biological and Biosystems Engineering, then you could go to the
following universities:

University of British Columbia

University of Guelph

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan
Dalhousie University

4. Biological and Biosytems Engineers work with technology from different places and
combine them with engineering design.

Examples

Biological and Biosystems engineers work with things like structures, machinery, energy,
labor, land, water, and waste. These engineers give us products that are efficient and easy for
us to use in our everyday lives. Biological and biosystems engineers:

Create new medicines like insulin, which is used to help people who have Diabetes to stay
healthy

Study ways to make grass, woodchips and garbage into gas for cars

In your community

In order to make medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plants and
animals you must understand the way in which these things act with each other.

If you like...

 Being creative
 Problem solving
 Inventing new things
 Working with plants and animals
 Biology
 Helping the environment
 Helping others

...then maybe you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering!

Category: Chemical

Examples:

Biological and biosystems engineers deal with structures, machinery, energy, labor, land,
water, waste, energy and resource variables related to the efficient creation of products and
processes to fill human needs. Biological and biosystems engineers have:

Developed new sources of pharmaceuticals like insulin

Found new uses for naturally occurring fibers

Studied ways to convert grass, woodchips and garbage into automobile fuel

Developed sensor systems to detect nutrients in crops


In your community:

Making medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plant and animal products
requires an intimate understanding of biology, chemistry and the ways things interact. What
you may think of as a traditional practice - such as growing corn, squash and beans together -
is actually a form of biosystems engineering.

Aptitude:

If you like...

 Being creative
 Problem solving
 Inventing new things
 Working with plants and animals
 Biology
 Helping the environment
 Helping others

...then perhaps you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering.

Universities:

If you want to study Biological and Biosystems Engineering, then you could go to the
following universities:

 University of British Columbia


 University of Guelph
 University of Manitoba
 University of Saskatchewan
 Dalhousie University

Biological and Biosytems Engineers work with technology from different places and
combine them with engineering design.

Examples

Biological and Biosystems engineers work with things like structures, machinery, energy,
labor, land, water, and waste. These engineers give us products that are efficient and easy for
us to use in our everyday lives. Biological and biosystems engineers:

 Create new medicines like insulin, which is used to help people who have Diabetes to
stay healthy
 Study ways to make grass, woodchips and garbage into gas for cars In your
community

In order to make medicines, dyes, glue, fertilizer, pesticides and paint from plants and
animals you must understand the way in which these things act with each other.
If you like...

 Being creative
 Problem solving
 Inventing new things
 Working with plants and animals
 Biology
 Helping the environment
 Helping others

...then maybe you would like Biological and Biosystems Engineering!

6. Category: Mechanical

Examples:

If you want to help people in your community or across the planet who are in need of medical
help then biomechanical and biomedical engineering is a smart choice. Biomechanical and
biomedical engineers are involved in:

Designing artificial hearts and pacemakers that may extend a person's life

Creating lifelike prosthetic limbs for greater mobility and freedom Improving glucose
monitors

Developing new physiotherapy technologies for sports injuries

Improving incubators for premature babies

In your community:

How many people in your community have diabetes? How many children are alive today
because of the incubator they were put in after birth?

By combining your knowledge of biomedical engineering with western and traditional


healing methods your contributions to the community would be immeasurable.

Aptitude:

If you like...

 Problem solving
 Being creative
 Inventing new things
 Medicine
 Working with tools
 Biology
 Helping people get better
...then perhaps you will like Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering..

Universities:

If you want to study Biomedical Engineering, you can go to the following universities:

Simon Fraser University

University of Toronto

University of Alberta

University of Western Ontario

École Polytechnique

Dalhousie University