Course syllabus

Japanska för tekniker
Japanese for Engineers

GEMA70, 15 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2020-03-30

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements.
Externally elective for: A4, B4, BI4, BME4, C4, D4, E4, F4, I4, K4, L4, M4, MD4, N2, Pi4, RH4, V4, W4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course is primarily focused on practical language skills in Japanese, i.e. grammatical structure, vocabulary, hearing comprehension, reading of simpler texts as well as written and oral presentation. The writing systems hiragana and katakana are introduced as are certain basic kanji characters. The course also includes lectures on basic theory of Japanese grammar.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written and oral examination.

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.


The number of participants is limited to: 25
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 20.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Rika Hayashi,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course consists of evening lectures and seminars. The teaching is in Swedish, Japanese and possibly English.