Technical Communication Requirement
The Technical Communication Requirement provides engineering students with dedicated instruction that will result in strategies for "learning to learn" how to communicate. Communication is an ever-evolving skill; there is never one answer or final solution. Communication skills are gained, honed, and enacted over a lifetime.
The College of Engineering has six options/paths for fulfilling the Technical Communication Requirement. The approaches are diverse, and each of the options attempts to focus on written and oral communication in context.
In the fall of 2017, the College of Engineering approved a change in wording, updating "Technical Writing Requirement" to "Technical Communication Requirement." This change acknowledges that engineering communication is much more than writing; it is also presenting, persuading, and designing all kinds of communication channels. The word "communication" also pulls in the skills of creating visuals (graphs, charts, data visuals, sketches, schematics, photos, etc.) that support engineering work.
These are several ways to fulfill the Technical Communication Requirement. For questions or an appointment to discuss options, please contact Dr. Rick Evans, the ECP Director. firstname.lastname@example.org