Communication Skills for Scientists and Engineers
To communicate effectively is a key skill for engineers and scientists, even though traditionally it is believed that our value is all about how much we know in our field, and to what extent we master advanced methods. These skills are still important, but given that your competitors have comparable knowledge and skill, your ability to communicate your ideas will give you the edge.
This has its good reasons: even your best ideas are worthless if you cannot communicate them – not just to your colleagues, but to the management or public. Furthermore, the concepts in each profession are getting increasingly complex. We need to communicate them clearly, keeping our target audience in mind.
The online part of the study programme takes place in self-study and in the form of group work. For the self-study part of the programme, video lectures with detailed information about the contents and an elaborated script are offered. The script has been developed especially for extra-occupational learners in regard to the didactic concept of Ulm University. It contains breaks for independent study, multiple and single choice tests, quizzes, exercises, etc.
Your mentor will offer online seminars in periodic intervals. These seminars will help you to handle the exercises and work on the learning topics.
An online forum for exchange with the other students will also be available.
It is recommended to have basic knowledge of presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint, LibreOffice Impress), and Bachelor-level engineering background