Workshop towards Communicating Engineers (WCE)

Last updated: 2024/3/13


This course serves as an opportunity for students to develop the communication skill required to become professional engineers who can effectively collaborate in international settings. This course is offered for third-year students in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo.

In the course, students receive lectures on so-called "soft skills" in engineering, which encompass the interpersonal and intrapersonal skills necessary for professional success in the field. Topics covered in the lectures include (but not limited to) effective team formation and collaboration, email writing, research presentation, time and resource management, and work-life balance. Following the lecture, students watch video lectures on current issues in engineering and subsequently receive a task in which they collaboratively work on the issue for problem-solving. Through this activity, students are encouraged to enact and implement the soft skills they learned in the lecture.

This course is primarily conducted in English and aims to create a supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable and confident communicating in English. This will help develop the oral and aural skills necessary for their future academic pursuits.

Interpersonal skills

  • Working as a team
  • Written and oral communication
  • Professional ethics, integrity, and accountability
  • Oral and written presentation (formal/informal)
  • Elevator pitch

Intrapersonal skills

  • Critical thinking and creativity
  • Time and resource management
  • Work life balance
  • Career planning
  • Writing resume and CV
  • Lifelong learning

More information about this course is available on UTAS and UTOL.

Contact:kougakueigo.seut[at] (please change [at] to @)

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