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Teaching a Technical Writing and Research Course to Engineering Students: Recommendations for Curriculum Reform

Teaching a Technical Writing and Research Course to Engineering Students: Recommendations for Curriculum Reform
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Author(s): Anna-Maria Andreou (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Cyprus)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 17
Source title: Cases on Engineering Management Education in Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Despo Ktoridou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4063-3.ch002

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Abstract

Training in communication skills is considered extremely important in the engineering profession. However, educational organisations and most specifically engineering programs and departments have often been criticised for failing to adequately prepare engineering students for the situations they will face in the workplace. This chapter describes a technical writing and research course that is offered as a required course to engineering students and analyses the advantages and limitations of the course pointing to changes in the course development that will enable students to perform successfully as communicators in the workplace.

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