Welcome to Karlstad University

English for Science and Technology I, 15 credits

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2021-01-11 - 2021-01-18
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

The primary aim of ENG AT1 is to help you develop your English language communication skills in various areas of science and technology, both short and long term. The course is divided into two-week modules taught via Canvas and meetings in Zoom/class (depending on what Covid-19 restrictions are in place at the time) between Thursday 28 January and Thursday 20 May and absolutely everything you need to know about how to proceed will be posted in Canvas from early January onwards. 

There will be no separate exam to sit, but you will be asked to perform and submit a range of different tasks online for feedback and assessment as the course progresses. In order to get the most out of ENG AT1 you should get hold of the following books by mid-February:

• Alred, G.J. / Brusaw, T.B. / Oliu, W.E. 2015/2019. [The] Handbook of Technical Writing, 11th Edition or later. Bedford / St. Martin’s Press

• Ibbotson, M. 2009. Professional English in Use - Engineering. Cambridge University Press

• A book of your own choice (at least 100 pages of fact or fiction published in English)

Overview of Scheduled Tasks & Activities

Corona virus - On-campus and distance teaching

If you are admitted to a course or programme taught on campus, it may be necessary for you to study both at the university and through distance teaching. The recommendations of The Public Health Agency of Sweden also apply to Karlstad University – stay at home if you are even the slightest ill, wash your hands and keep the distance. For updated information about Covid-19 and how it affects Karlstad University, please go to: www.kau.se/en/corona

Your schedule will be published two weeks before the commencement of the course, at the latest. You will then also receive further information about times, rooms, teaching and how exams will be carried out for your specific course/programme.

Stay outside as much as possible and avoid large gatherings. The map will help you find your way to the right building.

  • Zoom is the university's web conferencing tool.
  • IT Support

  • New student

    There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

    Go to Canvas

    In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
    Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

    Finding your way around the University

    Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

    Reading List

    View reading list
    Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


    View schedule
    Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

    Can we help you?

    ADMINISTRATOR: Josefin Rönnqvist  

    COURSE CONVENOR: Andreas Lind