Course syllabus

Kommunikation och datorverktyg
Communication and Computer Tools

EDAA15, 8 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to provide students basic tools for solving engineering problems by using computer tools.The student should also be familiar with the basics of oral and written communication. The course skills are expanded to include educational and carreer planning.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

         be familiar with:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

        be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

         be able to:


The course deals with fundamental communication (both oral and written) on an engineering basis. The student is also trained practically in public performance, rhetoric, going into opposition and the methodology of writing reports. To be able to handle the written communication the course also includes fundamental parts of a modern calculating application, wordprocessing application, presentations application and a traditional 2D cad applicatiuon (AutoCAD).


With an engineering perspective, the course covers basic communication. The student will be trained in practical presentation skills, rhetoric and opposition to the oral presentation and methods for writing reports( outline, source criticism, methodology, literature search). To specifically support the skills in written presentations the course includes training in ability to handle basic computer programs for these purposes.

Even seminars of study and career planning is included as part of the course.



Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final grade is the integer portion of the weighted average of the requierd submissions.Final Score:3,4 or 5. All compulsory parts must be approved in order to obatin a finale grade.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0114. Name: Communication and Computer Tools Part 1.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral communication, Computer Tools. Contents: Approved oral communication, Computer Tools.
Code: 0214. Name: Communication and Computer Tools Part 2.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written communication, Computer Tools. Contents: Approved written communication, approved assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EDA602, MMT656

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course administrator: Christina Glans,
Course coordinator: Anne Landin,
Course homepage: http://Live@Lund