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Engineering Communications Program

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Communication is an important way of acting in the world. And, because that world is constantly changing, professionals in engineering must be prepared throughout their career to learn to learn how to communicate. Consequently, the most important objective of the Engineering Communications Program (ECP) is to enable undergraduate engineering students to develop strategies for learning to learn how to act effectively and efficiently as communicators.

In cooperation with several departments in the College of Engineering, engineering faculty, various organizations and businesses, even departments outside the college, ECP offers undergraduate students many different options to fulfill the Technical Writing Requirement. Each of these options emphasizes learning to learn how to communicate in a very particular context. For example, ECP offers seminar-style courses entirely dedicated to communications instruction. There are Writing-Intensive courses in which communications instruction is offered in a specific discipline. And by participating in the Writing Intensive Co-op, students receive communications instruction integrated with workplace experience.