Free Online Course on Technical Report Writing for Engineers

The University of Sheffield is offering free online course on Technical Report Writing for Engineers. This course is designed for both student and professional engineers.

This online course introduces technical report writing and teaches the techniques you need to construct well-written engineering reports. This course will start on October 16, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Technical Report Writing for Engineers
Institution: The University of Sheffield and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

The University of Sheffield’s diverse student population of nearly 25,000 of the brightest students from 117 countries learns alongside over 1,200 of the world’s top academics. The campus is based in the heart of Sheffield, a large, green city in the north of England.

About This Course

Each week, we’ll look at a key section of a technical report and the skills needed to write it. You’ll cover areas such as referencing and citations; presenting equations, diagrams and data; and using language and tenses correctly.

Why Take This Course?

We’ll also talk to practising engineers, as well as students and educators who write and mark technical reports, who’ll give their hands-on advice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explain what a good technical engineering report is and what they are used for.
  • Evaluate what a good report looks like.
  • Use a technical report to communicate information.
  • Apply knowledge of what goes into the key sections of a report to produce your own report.

Requirements

This course is designed for both student and professional engineers. It will teach you the technical report writing skills you need to tackle everything from a two-page document to a PhD thesis. As such, it will be applicable for the entirety of your engineering degree or career.

Instructors

Andrew Garrard

Andrew Garrard is a Senior University Teacher and Director of Academic Operations in the University of Sheffield’s £81 million teaching facility, the Diamond. I’m an engineer that teaches fluids, thermo and CFD.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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