English and Other Foreign Languages For Engineering

Course Description:

This course teaches engineers how to improve the usage of the engineering jargon and ideas in a foreign language using all means: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Course Outline:

· Drawings

o Drawing types and scales

o Types of views used on drawings

· Design development

o Initial Design phase

o Collaborative development

· Design solutions

o Design calculations

· Horizontal and vertical measurements

o Linear dimensions

o Level and plumb

· Locating and setting out

o Centerlines and offsets

o Grids

· Dimensions of circles

o Key dimensions of circles

o Pipe dimensions

· Dimensional accuracy

o Precision and tolerance

o Fit

· Numbers and calculations

o Decimals and fractions

o Addition, subtraction, multiplications and division

· Area, size and mass

o Area

o Weight, mass, volume and density

· Measurable parameters

o Supply, demand and capacity

o Input, output and efficiency

· Material types

o Metals and non-metals

o Elements, compounds, and mixtures

o Composite materials

· Steel

o Carbon steels

o Alloy steels

o Corrosion

· Non-ferrous metals

o Common non-ferrous engineering metals

o Plating with non-ferrous metals

· Polymers

o Natural and synthetic polymers

o Thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics

· Minerals and Ceramics

o Minerals and ceramic engineering materials

o Glass

· Concrete

o Concrete mix design

o Reinforced concrete

· Wood

o Categories of wood

o Solid structural timber

o Engineered wood

· Material properties

o Tensile strength and deformation

o Elasticity and plasticity

o Stages in elastic and plastic deformation

o Hardness

o Fatigue, fracture toughness and creep

o Basic thermal properties

· Forming, working and heat-treating metal

o Casting, sintering, and extruding metal

o Working metal

o Heat-treating metal

· Material formats

o Raw materials for processing

o Formats of processed materials

· 3D component features

o 3D forms of edges and joints

o 3D forms of holes and fasteners

· Machining

o Machining and CNC

o Machining with cutting tools

o Guillotining and punching

o High-temperature metal cutting techniques

o Laser cutting and UHP waterjets

· Interconnection

o Attaching and supporting

o Fitting together

· Mechanical fasteners

o Bolts

o Preload in bolted joints

o Washers

o Screws

o Screw anchors

o Rivets

· Non-mechanical joints

o Welding

o Common gas and arc welding techniques

o Specialized welding techniques

o Adhesives

· Load, stress and strain

o Load

o Stress and strain

· Force, deformation and failure

o Types of force and deformation

o Types of failure

· Structural mechanics

o Statically determine structures

o Resultant forces and center of gravity

o Frames and trusses

· Motion and simple machines

o Acceleration and motion

o Rotary and reciprocating motion

o Engine revs

o Friction

· Energy

o Forms of energy

o Energy efficiency

o Work and power

· Heat and temperature

o Changes of temperature and state

o Heat transfer

· Fluid containment

o Pipes, ducts and hoses

o Tanks

o Pumps, fans and turbines

· Fluid pressure

o Gauge pressure and absolute pressure

o Hydrostatic pressure and siphonic action

· Fluid dynamics

o Fluid dynamics and aerodynamics

o Drag

o Laminar flow and turbulent flow

o Aerofoil

· Engines and motors

o Types and functions of engines and motors

o Internal combustion engines

· Transmission

o Gears

o Gear ratios

o Types of gear wheel

o Chains, sprockets and pulleys

o Conversion between reciprocating and rotary motion

· Electricity: Current, Voltage, and resistance

o Electric current

o Voltage and resistance

o Electrical power

· Electrical supply

o Direct current and Alternating current

o AC generation and supply

o DC generation and use

· Circuits and components

o Simple circuits

o Mains AC circuits and switchboards

o Printed and integrated circuits

o Electrical and electronic components

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