Study programme 2020-2021Français
Intercultural Relations
Programme component of Master's in Computer Engineering and Management à la Faculty of Engineering

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UI-M2-IRIGIG-532-MOptional UEJAHIER AdrienF100 - FPMs - Service du Doyen
  • JAHIER Adrien

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Anglais
Anglais24000022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
I-POLY-532Intercultural Relations240000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Work effectively in teams, develop leadership, and make decisions in multidisciplinary, multicultural and international contexts.
    • Interact effectively with others to carry out common projects in various contexts (multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international).
    • Identify skills and resources, and research external expertise if necessary.
    • Make decisions, individually or collectively, taking into account the parameters involved (human, technical, economic, societal, ethical and environmental).
  • Communicate and exchange information in a structured way - orally, graphically and in writing, in French and in one or more other languages - scientifically, culturally, technically and interpersonally, by adapting to the intended purpose and the relevant public.
    • Argue to and persuade customers, teachers and boards, both orally and in writing.
    • Select and use the written and oral communication methods and materials adapted to the intended purpose and the relevant public.
  • Adopt a professional and responsible approach, showing an open and critical mind in an independent professional development process.
    • Analyse their personal functioning and adapt their professional attitudes.
    • Show an open and critical mind by bringing to light technical and non-technical issues of analysed problems and proposed solutions.

Learning Outcomes of UE

Developing an increased intercultural awareness and overall development of intercultural sensitivity and openness (international concern, interpersonal and intercultural communication, ...) ; Being able to adapt the communication (linguistic register) and behaviour to the audience while respecting the intention, the target audience, the gender, the linguistic register ; Using intercultural knowledge in order to understand, analyse and contextualise the practice of a professional discussion or negotiation ; Being familiar with the social, cultural and political environment of some European and non-European foreign countries.

Content of UE

Whatever their activities are, engineers work in international and multicultural professional environments. Therefore, managing intercultural communication is a must in a globalised world.
The Intercultural communication course will help future engineers to cope with different cultures in the workplace. More precisely, its goal is to develop increased intercultural awareness and overall intercultural openness.
The course is based on an enriched pedagogical approach combining lectures, case-studies (German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese cultures), and group discussions. As such, students will develop new skills in intercultural communication and reach the following goals: understanding the power of culture in a communication process, acquiring the capacity of identifying cultural differences, identifying what the obstacles are for efficient communication, as well as developing tools for creating a common communicative ground.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

(1) A short essay describing the student's culture (20 %) (2) Research work : an essay about meeting another culture (40 %) (3) A final exam (40%)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

1 written exam (100%)

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
I-POLY-532Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
I-POLY-532Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
I-POLY-532Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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