Unit Code: COM402
Unit Name: Technical Communication
Description: The course is specifically for engineering students studying at the diploma level. Students will work on realistic and contextualized tasks from their respective engineering fields or industries. Through intensive engineering activities, fieldwork and projects, students acquire competencies in interpreting and articulating experiences by presenting written/oral reports and instructions on related engineering experiences. technical tools such as video and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations will be incorporated into the class assessments to encourage a more engaged and inquiry-based learning process. This will boost students\' morale and confidence to engage and communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.
Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Write effective reports for both engineering and non-technical audiences. 2. Prepare written engineering documents using appropriate graphics, tables and illustrations. 3. Write and use a bibliography/references using the Harvard method. 4. Use proper referencing techniques/formats from journals, magazines, newspapers, brochures, books, articles, encyclopedias, dictionaries, websites etc. 5. Use technical tools such as videos and Microsoft PowerPoint in oral presentations. 6. Articulate experiences from engineering experiences and projects to both engineering and non-technical audiences. 7. Give clear oral presentations on a range of written reports and other documentation relevant to the engineering discipline that convey information effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. 8. Present work verbally in a clear and articulate manner using visual aids and appropriately in a range of contexts. 9. Improve the clarity of technical reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of engineering students. 10. Understand and use technical English jargon in engineering reports and writeups. 11. Comprehend the structure and language of instructions. 12. Deliver clear oral instructions and steps on respective procedures relevant to engineering to both technical and non-technical audiences and others in group exercises. (WA10 - IoA 3)
Prerequisite: The student must have passed English with a minimum of 50% mark and a pass in form 6 (Y12 exam) or Equivalent
Prerequisite Sentence: Minimum Entry Requirement of the programme
Credit Point: 15
Offered In: Semester 1