COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Technical Communication
Course Code: 
15ENG233
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Technical Communication' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To introduce the students to the elements of technical style; to introduce the basic elements of formal correspondence; to introduce technical paper writing skills and methods of documentation; to improve oral presentation skills in formal contexts.

Unit 1

Mechanics of writing: Grammar rules – punctuation - spelling rules - tone and style - graphical Representation.

Unit 2

Different kinds of written documents: Definitions – descriptions – instructions – recommendations - manuals - reports – proposals; Formal Correspondence: Letter Writing including job applications with Resume.

Unit 3

Technical paper writing: Library research skills - documentation style - document editing – proof reading – formatting.

Practice in oral communication and Technical presentations

  • Hirsh, Herbert. L “Essential Communication Strategies for Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals”. II Edition. New York: IEEE press, 2002
  • Anderson, Paul. V. “Technical Communication: A Reader-Centred Approach”. V Edition. Harcourt Brace College Publication, 2003
  • Strunk, William Jr. and White. E B. “The Elements of Style” New York. Alliyan & Bacon, 1999.
  • Riordan, G. Daniel and Pauley E. Steven. “Technical Report Writing Today” VIII Edition (Indian Adaptation). New Delhi: Biztantra, 2004.