n.BA.FM.APE.21HS (Academic and Professional English for FM) 
Module: Academic and Professional English for FM
This information was generated on: 06 June 2023
Academic and Professional English for FM


Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2022
Study Programme Facility Management
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Module Type  
  Compulsory Module  X Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 5th or 6th Semester
Module Coordinator Darren Mace
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 53 38 / darren.mace@zhaw.ch
  • Caroline Hyde-Simon
  • Jason Parry
  • Various lecturers from the English team
Entrance Requirements Completion of English for FM 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent
Learning Outcomes and Competencies

Students should be able to

  • Effectively use research databases and demonstrate effective research skills
  • Correctly reference sources (APA)
  • Research and create a specialisation-specific academic text
  • Research and create an academic poster
  • Present specialisation-specific topics to expert audiences
Module Content
  • Writing specialisation specific literature reviews
  • Creating academic posters in English
  • Presenting specialisation-specific topics to expert audiences
Follow-up Modules
  • Bachelor thesis
Methods of Instruction 
  • Blended Learning
  • Asynchronous Self-Study
  • Peer Feedback
  • Coaching
Digital Resources
  • Instructional videos
  • Guideline documents
  • Moodle & H5P quizzes (multiple question types)
  • Moodle feedback forums
  • Padlet
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 28
 Guided Self-Study 28
 Independent Self-Study 64
 Total Workload 120
Classroom Attendance Compulsory round table discussion of student posters (Prädikat)
Assessment Performance grade 100%:
  • Literature Review
  • Poster presentation
  • Reflective journal

The academic posters will be presented in an obligatory classroom forum.
Language of Instruction  English
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Course: Academic and Professional English for FM
Academic and Professional English for FM


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