German for Engineers I, part 1, 2 credits (THTY21)

Teknisk kommunikation på tyska I, del 1, 2 hp

Main field of study

Language and Culture


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Christoph Röcklinsberg

Director of studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 1 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, German 1 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Language and Culture

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Minimum German C

Intended learning outcomes

The students will acquire fundamental verbal and written skills in German after having completed the course. The students will also have a good command of basic cultural concepts and knowledge of Germany and of German speaking countries’ society with emphasis on the political, historical and cultural identity as a basis for relations within both social and professional settings. After completion of the course the students will have the verbal skills and knowledge required to continue their studies in the subject with a concentration on technical language and intercultural communication.

Course content

Through studying and translating texts (articles, non-fiction, technical documents, literature) verbal, and written language skills respectively are trained and developed with an emphasis on grammar, syntax, pronunciation and relevant professional terminology (mathematics, natural science etc.) which relates to other subject areas as well.
The study of different cultural definitions and different cultural dimensions. The study of Gemany’s and of German speaking countries’ history, geography, cultural and political distinctions with emphasis on the countries’ social development and social changes. French values and relationships to its social system (institutions, welfare, education etc.) are stressed and compared to Swedish traditions and gives new perspective to the cultural differences between Germany and Sweden.

Teaching and working methods

Instruction of the course is given in both lecture and seminar form. The pedagogical methods give the students a broad spectrum for sharing knowledge through communicative activities.


MUN1Oral examinationU, 3, 4, 52 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses:
German for Engineers I - part 2


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström


Christoph Röcklinsberg

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 16 h
Recommended self-study hours: 37 h

Course literature

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MUN1 Oral examination U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits

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