Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Technical Communication Skills

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To inculcate in students the skills of organizing material, writing a report,

and presenting their work for better technical communication

Course Outline:
Paragraph writing
Practice in writing a good, unified and coherent paragraph
Essay writing
CV and job application
Translation skills
Urdu to English
Study skills
Skimming and scanning, intensive and extensive, and speed reading,
summary and précis writing and comprehension
Academic skills
Letter / memo writing and minutes of the meeting, use of library and internet
Presentation skills
Personality development (emphasis on content, style and pronunciation)
Engineering / Business Ethics:         Need and objectives for code of ethics and its importance, Types of ethics, involvement and impact in daily life, Problems / conflicts / dilemmas in application (case studies), Sexual Harassment / discrimination in the workplace: a) why it occurs, b) myths regarding sexual harassment, c) how to deal with it, d) gender equality e) respect etc. Codes of conduct: Code of Pakistan Engineering Council, Code for Gender Justice, Brief study of other codes of conduct.

Note: documentaries to be shown for discussion and review

Recommended Books: 
1.      Ellen, K. 2002. Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How to Speak, Look and Act on Your Way to the Top, Prima Lifestyles – 2005
2.      Hargie, O. (ed.) Handbbook of Communications Skills, Routledge
3       Mandel, S. 2000. Effective Presentation Skills: A Practical Guide Better Speaking, Crisp Publications
4.      Mark, P. 1996. Presenting in English. Hove: Language Teaching Publications.