Technical Report Writing for Engineers

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. You can use the hashtag #FLreportwriting to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • 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
  • Presenting data
  • Units, precision and errors
  • Use of language and tense
  • How and why to write discussion sessions
  • Writing an abstract
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Rating 4.8 based on 8 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Andrew Garrard, Jen Rowson, Adam Beagles, Claire Johnson, Stephen Beck, Pete Mylon, Alice Lawrence, Mark Heslop, Jamie Sparkes, Chris Black, Robert Owen, Peta Kirk
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Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Science, Engineering & Maths

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It lays emphasis on all the critical issues needed for a writing a technical report.

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its should be take this course its very important for every one special engineering to write perfect report for any jobs

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It is very practical and I would recommend for all undergraduates not just engineering students.

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HANA Live report $56k

Credit Report Processor $78k

ETL/Report Developer $78k

Report Administrator $85k

Report Programmer Contractor $87k

Report and Database Developer $88k

Technical Report Analyst $91k

Technical Specialist - Enterprise Report Developer $107k

Report Developer 2 $113k

QA Report Engineer $124k

Report Specialist Lead $129k

Principal Report Developer $196k

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The University of Sheffield

Rating 4.8 based on 8 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
From The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Instructors Andrew Garrard, Jen Rowson, Adam Beagles, Claire Johnson, Stephen Beck, Pete Mylon, Alice Lawrence, Mark Heslop, Jamie Sparkes, Chris Black, Robert Owen, Peta Kirk
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Science, Engineering & Maths