The University of Southampton
English for Engineers

Engineers need very good communication skills as well as technical excellence.

“Engineering is often perceived as a hands-on, technical profession but there is increasing demand for softer skills. After technical skills, research shows that 55% of hiring managers in the engineering sector think good communication skills are 'essential'” (Tully 2012).

At Southampton, there is a range of opportunities to improve your communication skills.

The Centre for Language Study runs English courses to equip you with the language skills you need to enter university and support you while you are here.  We have a leading e-Languages unit. Find their EAP Toolkit on Blackboard.  Language exchanges are a good way to meet other students and improve your everyday English.

We hope you enjoy your time at Southampton and if you would like any more information about improving your communication skills, contact us.

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