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Engineering Report Writing

Course Outline

Good writing and communication skills are essential to professional engineers. This one-hour course is intended to provide a brief guide to write a professional engineering report. In this course, you will learn how to organize an effective report and how to improve the readability of your writing. Technical expertise along with effective writing will determine how successful you are as an engineer.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for engineers and other professionals who are interested in improving their writing skills.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will be able to understand and apply the essential rules to enhance their professional writing skills.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following publication:

Engineering Report Writing (PDF, 20 pages, 2003)

Course Summary

Proper organization, style and mechanics will enhance the effectiveness of an engineering report. By complying with the essential rules described in this course, you will be able to convey your ideas more effectively.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject plus additional sources of general interest, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Five Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Sample Technical Report


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.