This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to understand how to research and prepare technical documents, especially those requiring technical specifications.
Researching and preparing technical documents, especially those including technical specifications, calls for much effort and time. This course is designed to give you step by step guidance to writing these documents in a professional manner, for your target audience, and in a clear way. You will learn to write clear and concise formal reports, equipment manuals, and other technical documentation.
The course will demonstrate techniques to establishing more effective communication between technical and non-technical staff and foster skills relating to problem identification and solutions, plus enhancing skills in information seeking, research and organizing collected data in a non-conflicting, unambiguous manner.
It will also cover concepts related to technical writing, the preparation process, the use of language to communicate meaning, elements of a good technical document, writing technical specifications, presenting documents, and communicating technical presentations.
After completing this course, you will be able to systematically design and write accurate and comprehensive technical specifications, therefore improving project management and performance.
This course will provide you knowledge and skills in specification and technical writing, including how to write clearly and professionally, how to collect, organize, analyse and evaluate information, and to develop effective communication with technical as well as non-technical staff at all levels.
To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.
You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.
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