The Program in Technical communication offers a range of courses across the College, including standalone courses and instruction embedded in first-year, laboratory, and capstone design courses. Faculty integrate communication education with engineering projects, including framing and researching an engineering topic, producing clear and concise writing, developing useful graphics, and constructing logical arguments.
The TC Program offers standalone communication courses to support students from a variety of majors, including Computer Science, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Data Science. These courses cover discipline-specific writing and communication, as well as career documents.
TCHNCLCM 610 provides a structured writing workshop to help graduate students advance their academic and professional writing – including conference presentations, articles, dissertation chapters, and grant proposals.
Technical Communication for Electrical and Computer Science
Technical Communication for Robotics
Technical Communication in IOE
Advanced Technical Communication for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technical Communication for Computer Science and Engineering
Technical and Professional Communication For Graduate Students
Engineering 100 is a skill-building course that introduces students to the discipline of engineering and helps them to start developing skills needed in their engineering career at UM: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, design, critical thinking, creativity, technical competence, empathy, and an introduction to engineering methods. In this sense, technical content provides the supporting infrastructure for the course, but the focus of the course is these other, portable skill sets that prepare students for an engineering career. Engineering 100 is a required course for all first-year engineering students; approximately 1,500 students take the course each year.
Notably, Engineering 100 content is split equally between technical and technical communication. Engineering 100 fulfills students’ first-year writing requirement and has since the course’s inception in 1997.
Introduction to Engineering
Technical communication faculty co-teach a range of disciplinary courses to integrate communication instruction within authentic engineering settings. We collaborate with departments across the College to tailor communication instruction to best support student learning.
Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I
Aerospace Laboratory II
Biomedical Engineering Design, Part I
Biomedical Engineering Design, Part II
Civil Engineering Materials
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Professional Issues and Design
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
Process Simulation and Design
Chemical Product Design I
Chemical Product Design II
Practicum in Production and Service
Practicum in Hospital Systems
Materials Laboratory I
Materials Laboratory II
Foundations of Ship Design
Capstone Design Project
Marine Engineering Laboratory
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Design I
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Design 2
Introduction to Human-Robot Systems
These historical courses are not currently offered.
Technical Communication for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Web Page and Site Design
Technical and Professional Writing for Industry, Government, and Business
Scientific and Technical Communication