ENG-629 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Isaac Siara Ruth, de Lima Joelyn

Langue: Anglais

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 for teaching assistants and 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.



Tormey, R and Isaac, S. with Hardebolle, C. and LeDuc, I. (2021) Facilitating Experiential Learning in Higher Education; Teaching and Supervising in Labs, Fieldwork, Studios, and Projects. London: Routledge


Carter, M. Designing Science Presentations. eBook:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123859693

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 35
  • Forme de l'examen: Rapport de TP (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Lecturing and Presenting in Engineering
  • Cours: 15 Heure(s)
  • TP: 20 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence