Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Engineering Technical Reports

TCM 21800 / 1 Cr.

This integrated technical communication course introduces foundational skills for technical reports in engineering. Students will practice a recursive writing process and use techniques for analyzing content for different audiences and purposes.


By the end of this course, you will be able to

• Describe and use a recursive writing process including planning, drafting,

reviewing, and revising multiple versions

• Analyze audience needs

• Work effectively in teams

• Summarize technical content for technical audiences

• Explain and use the basic elements of technical literacy

• Analyze, identify, write, and organize effective report sections

• Define critical components of labs and discuss them in a report

• Collect and report data to technical audiences

• Use basic features of Microsoft Word

• Critically analyze the ethical issues surrounding technical communication in

engineering fields

Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)

2-Critical Thinking

1-Core Communication Skills