Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Communication in Academic Contexts

TCM 46000 / 2 Cr.

Analysis of situations and genres of written and oral communication of engineering information in academic contexts. Application of rhetorical principles in preparing and delivering written and oral presentations of engineering information.


In this course, you will learn to

  • analyze examples of academic engineering written and oral presentations to discover conventions of content selection, organization, uses of visuals, and stylistic features
  • plan, prepare, and deliver oral and written presentations on engineering topics that you choose to engineering audiences simulated by your classmates and professors
  • develop skills in evaluating your own and other students’ documents and performances and in giving constructive advice and feedback to colleagues as they are preparing their documents and presentations