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Problems of formation of terminological competence of students at technical universities

V.S. Kobchikov, M.T. Korotkikh, Valeriy I. Nikiforov
80,00 Р

UDC (81`26:62)::37.09

V.S. Kobchikov is Cand.Sci. (Engineering), doc. e-mail:; M.T. Korotkikh is Dr.Sci. (Engineering), prof. e-mail:; and V.I. Nikiforov is Cand.Sci. (Engineering), doc. e-mail: at Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Noted is importance of terminological competence of higher technical school graduates. Defined are reasons that make competences formation difficult in the context of globalization of economy. Reform of the national standardization system in Russia predicts the 4th industrial revolution, described as the most critical reasons. Also revealed are problems of high school teachers in formation of terminological competence in training of graduates of enlarged students’ group on the degree program 150000 «Mechanical engineering» and measures to overcome the problems are proposed.

Key words: training, term, terminology competence, ordering of terminology, national standardization system, engineering, technical committee on standardization, student, teacher.


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