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Course Detail

Course Name Technical Communication
Course Code 19ENG233
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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

Objectives & Outcomes


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.

Course Outcomes

After the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • CO1: Understand and use the basic elements of formal correspondence and methods of documentation
  • CO2: Learn to edit technical content for grammatical accuracy and appropriate tone and style
  • CO3: Use the library and internet recourses for research purposes
  • CO4: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through group mock-technical presentations and other activities

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3
CO2 3
CO3 1
CO4 3 3


  • 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.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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