The article is devoted to the study of the problem of communicative competence formation of
engineering specialisms students in the process of intercultural communication. It is well known that the
basis for the development of the modern civilized world is the diversity of cultures. Researches pay great
attention to the study of the idea of the importance of language in cognitive process. An important tool of
intercultural educational resource is the process of active intercultural communication by means of a foreign
The article describes the theoretical aspect of the problem, it is revealed that modern stage of
communicative competence formation provides intercultural competence development of students. The
article analyzes the concept of «intercultural communicative competence» which is defined as an integral,
multi-level personal and professional quality which is a combination of knowledge, judgments, value
attitudes, determined by the aims and objectives of intercultural communication in higher education
institutions on the basis of mutual understanding, mutual respect and tolerance.
The article examines certain directions of the formation of students communicative competence in the
process of studying a foreign language of professional orientation, outlines principles and approaches on
which communicative competence formation in the process of intercultural communication is based.
According to the purpose of this paper the context of intercultural communication, its principles and
approaches which form the basis for communicative competence formation of engineering specialisms
students are determined, and the role of intercultural communication in this process is analyzed. The author
considers the problem of intercultural communication development in the engineering specialisms students
during foreign languages classes. The research is based on the set of rules and procedures that contain mixed
methods, including integration of study of both quantitative and qualitative indicators.
The result of this work is conclusion that intercultural communication has interdisciplinary nature and
it is determined that in the professional training of future engineering specialists intercultural communication
is an integral component and the main factor in communicative competence formation. The article proposes
the most effective techniques and means of communicative competence formation of engineering
specialisms students in the process of intercultural communication.