Technical English
2009-2010 - GEO1161 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The aim is to enable students to understand technical English and to express themselves in English both in writing and especially orally with emphasis on geomatic themes.


- Reading: read English language technical material and explain it accurately in Norwegian
- Translating: explain Norwegian language technical material using written and spoken English
- Writing: letters, CVs, invoices, reports and technical papers
- Understanding of English technical and "jargon".

Teaching Methods

Group works
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Oral Exam, individually
  • Evaluation of Project(s)

Each part must be individually approved.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

At least two internal examiners

Re-sit examination

By agreement with the responsible lecturer

Coursework Requirements

Tour to London.

Teaching Materials

- Miscellaneous English dictionaries, e.g. as published by Oxford University Press
- Miscellaneous Norwegian-English and English-Norwegian dictionaries, e.g. as published by Kunnskapsforlaget
- Ansteinsson, J & Reiersen, O. (1998) Norsk-Engelsk Teknisk Ordbok. Trondheim. Bruns forlag. (ISBN: 82-7028-496-3)
- Statens kartverk. (1989) Ordbok for kart og oppmåling. Hønefoss. Statens kartverk. (ISBN: 82-90408-97-8)

Replacement course for

GEO1051 - Technical English

Additional information

  1. Tour to London. The class wil arrange visits to places of technical interest as approved by the responsible lecturer. Students will be expected to contribute to the cost of the tour.
  2. This class is limited to a maximum of 40 students. A second class may be held subject to the availability of resources.