ENG-629 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Isaac Siara Ruth, Hardebolle Cécile

Language: English

Remark: For PhD via IS-Academia, for Master students https://go.epfl.ch/registering-courses-exams


Every year


Informed by contemporary research on teaching engineering, participants design and deliver lessons for specific audiences. This course is relevant to those who intend to make teaching science or engineering part of their career, in a formal or informal way.



teaching; lecturing; presenting; pedagogy; didactics; learning

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Design and facilitate interactive essons using evidence-informed strategies
  • Deliver teaching content effectively across different levels of study (Ba,Ma)
  • Interpret , elicit, and manage student responses to improve learning
  • Use slides/blackboard/paper to present information in a clear, organised manner
  • Structure presentations to effectively communicate key messages, including a special focus on how to incorporate and visually represent data
  • Differentiate one's own response to a presentation from the message of the presentation

Transversal skills

  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Make an oral presentation.

In the programs

  • Number of places: 35
  • Exam form: Project report (session free)
  • Subject examined: Lecturing and Presenting in Engineering
  • Lecture: 15 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 20 Hour(s)

Reference week