Educational guide 2019_20
Escola de Enxeñería Industrial
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
 Subjects
  Technical English I
   Assessment
  Description Qualification Evaluated Competencess
Problem and/or exercise solving Evaluation of the theoretical concept of the Technical English language and its application. Performance of practical exercises in relation to the linguistic skill (Use of English). 20 CG10
CT4
CT10
CT18
Objective questions exam Evaluations of communicative skill of oral understanding (Listening) with contents related to engineering (16%).

Evaluations of the communicative skill of reading comprehension (Reading) with contents related to engineering (16%).
32 CG10
CT1
CT10
CT18
Essay Evaluations of the communicative skill of the written expression (Writing). 16 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT18
Oral exam Evaluations of the communicative skill of oral expression (Speaking) in relation to the linguistic skill and vocabulary in the field of engineering. 32 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT17
CT18
 
Other comments on the Evaluation

1. Particular considerations

There are two assessment systems. Choosing a system excludes the other. 

1.1. Continuous assessment 

To qualify under the system of continuous evaluation, students are required to attend 80% of the total lecture hours with academic progress and involvement. Therefore students not attending the total hours of the percentage established will lose this option. Students making use of the continuous evaluation counts 100% in the assessment of their final grade with the course assignments and testings. The failure to complete the assignments requested along the course will be counted as a zero (0.0). The assignments requested must be delivered or submitted by the deadlines and dates marked beforehand. 

1.2. Final assessment 

Students making use of the only evaluation or final examination sit for examination with a final overall assessment, taking place on the oficial date established by the School of Industrial Engineering. To this end, students should consult the School web site, where the examination date and time are specified in accordance to students’ subject attendance either Campus or City Centre (Torrecedeira).

2. Final subject assessment result

2.1. Continuous assessment 

The final mark for this subject is computed taking into consideration all the skills practiced during the course. Therefore each of them counts as follows: 

Listening: 16%. 

Speaking: 32%. 

Reading: 16%. 

Writing: 16%. 

On the other hand, Use of English examination sums up 20%.

So the final mark will be established adding the communicative skills and Use of English tests to sum up 100%, being 5 (five) the mark necessary to obtain a pass in all skills and Use of English tests.

Students, who in the publication of the first assessment record, have scored a non-pass in one or several skills, must retake the part or parts for the corresponding failed skills in the July exam of the current course to obtain a pass. In case of a second non-pass in July, students must undergo examination for all skills in future courses. Therefore, those passed parts will not be taken into account in the future or subconsequent to course to the current one .

Partial or total plagiarism in any of the assignment or activity will result in an automatic non-pass on the subject. Plead ignorance of what plagiarism is, will not exempt students of their responsibility in this regard.

2.1. Final Assessment 

The only assessment is computed as follows: Listening: 16%. Speaking: 32%. Reading: 16%. Writing 16%, whereas Use of English examination sums up 20%.

So the final mark will be established adding skills and Use of English test to sum up 100%, being 5 (five) the mark necessary to obtain a pass in all skills and short answer tests.

Regarding July assessment (second call assessment) continuous evaluation students will undergo examination for the specific parts of the subject contents not completed; while students of the only examination who failed in the previous exam notification (first call) must undergo an assessment of the total subject contents (100%).

Both continuous assessment and final assessment will take into account not only the relevance and appropriateness of the content of the answers, but also their linguistic correctness. 

3. Additional considerations

3.1. Forbidden materials or devices 

In addition, during the examinations no dictionaries, notes or electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, PCs, etc.) will be allowed.

3.2. Information and deadlines 

It is students’ responsibility to check FAITIC or their e-mails to be kept up to date on the uploaded teaching materials, as well as to be aware of examination or submission dates.

3.3. Erasmus students 

All the comments here indicated also pertain to Erasmus students. In the event of not being able to access information on FAITIC, students have to contact the teacher to solve the problem.

3.4. Ethical commitment. Students are requested to present an adequate ethical behaviour. In case of detecting an unethical behaviour (coping, plagiarism, use of not authorized electronic devices, and others) will be considered that the student does not meet the requisites necessary to pass the subject. In this case, the global qualification in the present academic course will be of a fail (0.0).

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