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48230 Engineering Communication

6cp; 3hpw (tutorial), 1hpw (lecture) in weeks 1, 2 and 11




This subject aims to develop communication skills within the context of a real-life engineering project; the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge. Students work individually and in teams to create an appropriate design solution for a given problem as set out in the EWB Challenge design brief. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer while appreciating the central role of communication in engineering practice.

The skills introduced include understanding basic principles and theories of human communication; researching within the various discipline areas that inform the study of communication; writing competently in a number of different genres; performing competently in a variety of oral communication situations; understanding basic principles and practices of graphic communication; expressing engineering concepts through graphical communication; 'conversing' mathematically; leading and participating in group processes.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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