Semester 1

Course: English I (English for Electrical and Computer Engineers)

Course Code: ΜΚ7
Course Level: Undergratuate
Obligatory/Elective: Obligatory
Semester: 1
Division: Main Course
Group: Main Course
ECTS Credits: 2
Hours Per Week: 2
Language: English

• Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Energy Conversion
• Energy Conversion Devices
• Electric Power Systems
• Renewable Sources
• Semiconductors
• Integrated Circuits
• Telecommunications
• Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
• Computer History
• Computer Generations
• Software
• Operating Systems
• Programming languages

Learning Outcomes:

The course aims to qualify students with:

  • developing reading strategies to reading comprehension of authentic academic discipline-based texts.
  • identifying and applying grammatical structures and Electrical and Computer Engineering lexis.
  • drawing inferences regarding their mother tongue (Greek) and English language on grammar, lexis, and discourse elements.
  • producing simple academic discourse (reports, descriptions, instructions, etc.)
  • interpreting and analysing information in diagrams, tables, etc.

The course focuses on teaching ESP/EAP with a view to enabling students to:

  • meet their career needs, i.e., working as Electrical and Computer Engineers in a national, international, or interdisciplinary environment • take part in various European Programmes (Erasmus+, etc.)
  • attend postgraduate studies
  • develop linguistic and intercultural awareness

English Level B2  in accordance with the Joint European Framework for Modern Languages

Teaching Methods:
Method Description Semester Workload
Lectures 10
Self study 20
Exercises (e-class) 20
Total 50

• End-semester exams test (60%)
• Mid-semester test (40%)
Assessment exercises:
• Multiple choice questions
• TRUE-FALSE questions
• Word Building (Nouns/Adjectives)
• Grammatical structures
• Synonyms-Antonyms
• Vocabulary Expansion
(prefixes/suffixes/difficult plural
forms/differences between AmE-BrE)
• Short academic and technical texts
production of reference and paraphrasing

Suggested Books:

[1] Balari-Petrianidi, I. (2016), English for Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Technologies Publications, Athens

[2] Peppa, I. (2016), English  for Electronics Engineering, Disigma Publications,  Athens

Lecturer: Tavoultzidou Stavroula