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Ve 496: Advanced Technical Communication


Course description: Engineers must be able to express their ideas clearly. Building communication skills, both written and verbal, is as important for an engineer’s career success as is building a base of technical knowledge. Therefore, the course will cover the conventions of several types of documents engineers will have to produce during their working life. Students will then apply their knowledge by writing some of these documents. As verbal communication and presentation skills are essential for engineers as well, students will read about how to craft a successful scientific presentation, and apply this knowledge by making a presentation with partners during the second half of the semester.
Credit hours: 2 credits
Pre-requisites: Ve300, must be taken concurrently with a Major Design Experience course or Capstone Design course(Ve450).
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