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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). 

The Academic Centre for International Students (ACIS) runs courses to help you develop the language skills you need to enter university and support you while you are here.

Also see our section to help you understand assessed tasks, and our English for Engineers You Tube channel.

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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