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English for Engineers

Preparing to arrive

MSc programmes are highly intensive.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare as much as possible before you come.

General advice

Prepare for Success has interactive materials that help you think through possible differences in teaching and assessment culture. Find out more: here

Discipline-specific advice

As well as reviewing your general skills, it is important to prepare yourself for the specific programme of study. 

A few resources with advice specifically for engineers are:

Civil Engineering Writing Project

English for Engineers: Understanding Assessed Tasks

English for Engineers You Tube Channel

Previous students have commented that they wish they had developed their discipline-specific vocabulary before starting their course.  Similarly, some lecturers have commented that students need to know the precise meaning of technical words.  You can develop your vocabulary by:

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