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.
Technical reports are a vital tool for engineers to communicate their ideas. This online course introduces technical report writing and teaches the techniques you need to construct well-written engineering reports.
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.
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.
Why technical reports are important for communicating ideas and concepts
The anatomy of a technical report
How to write aims and objectives
Citing and referencing
Presenting equations and nomenclature
Figures, diagrams and labelling
Units, precision and errors
Use of language and tense
How and why to write discussion sessions
Writing an abstract
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.