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Oral and General Presentation Skills in the Engineering Sciences

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Oral and General Presentation Skills in the Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAM.
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0193, P610-0560
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Seminar presentation

[updated 08.01.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

E2581 (P200-0019) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , optional course, general subject
MAB_19_4.2.1.41 Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , optional course, general subject
MAM. (P241-0193, P610-0560) Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013 , optional course, general subject
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Lecturer: Studienleitung

[updated 15.02.2019]
Learning outcomes:
In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of rhetoric and presentation for technical professions and will be individually coached with regard to their verbal and non-verbal communication.
The course is very practice and training-oriented. It offers a mixture of lectures, individual and team work and targeted individual training.
After successfully completing this course, students will have deepened, consolidated and expanded the following skills:
- Finding/strengthening their own style of communication
- Structuring and coordinating information
- Developing/strengthening their own rhetorical skills
- Assessing communication partners and situations
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Using presentation techniques effectively

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module content:
1. Principles of rhetoric and presentation
2. Planning a presentation (organization/check list)
3. Content concept (order/structuring information)
4. Rhetorical practice (stylistic devices/argumentation strategies)
5. Visualization concept (working with media, designing slides)
6. Procedure (structure, phase structure)
7. Individual training (promotion of verbal and non-verbal communication)
8. Dealing with disruptions (dealing with disruptions and conflicts)

[updated 05.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Blackboard, overhead projector, projector, exercises and training units (with video recording)

[updated 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Fey, Heinrich: Sicher und überzeugend präsentieren, Walhalla, 1996
Lackner T.: Die Schule des Sprechens. Rhetorik und Kommunikationstraining. Öbv & Hpt, 2000.
Schulz von Thun F., Ruppel J., Stratmann R.: Miteinander reden. Kommunikationspsychologie für Führungskräfte. Rowohlt 2003.

[updated 05.10.2020]
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