To tackle increasingly difficult engineering problems, engineers require more than just technical knowledge. To this end, there is a need for engineers to develop their critical thinking and abstract thought to complement their technical expertise. The course introduces students to critical thinking from an engineer’s perspective. The primary focus is on the process of conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication. Finally, the course provides critical reading strategies necessary to acquire the best available information – the most accurate, most unbiased, most comprehensive, and most current.
Doctoral students, young researchers
B1/B1+ (level of English)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia