Title: Advanced Technical Writing in Electrical Engineering
Coordinator: Daniel Kirschen, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: This advanced course in technical communication is designed to help students develop the writing skills that will enable them to produce clear and effective technical documents. The course focuses on the basic principles of good writing and on the types of documents common in technical fields. Students are also given opportunities to develop their oral presentation skills.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
Textbook: Mike Markel, Technical Communication, 11th Ed. Bedford/St.Martin's, 2012.
Reference Texts: Michael Alley, The Craft of Scientific Writing.
Prerequisites by Topic: Introduction to Technical Communication (HCDE-231 or ENGR-231)
Topics: In this course, students will learn to:
Course Structure: four one-hour active learning sessions per week.
Computer Resources: All work can be completed on any personal computer.
Laboratory Resources: None.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (H) This course is the culmination of the ECE students' coursework in written and oral communications, preparing them to complete material required in their capstone project and as professional engineers.
Prepared By: Daniel Kirschen and Penny Hinke
Last revised: 3/21/2019