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Effective Communication Skills for Engineers

Find out the tips and strategies of communicating effectively as an engineer though this course.

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Effective Communication Skills for Engineers
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours

Effective communications skills are vital in order to communicate the ideas.

This course will guide the participants to learn about multiple communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), in the form of posters, oral presentations and technical report writing.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds Engineers across fields deal with complex engineering processes all the time. If you are an engineering student, a recent graduate, or a new employee that just entered the workforce, you might find it challenging to turn complex information into concise and accurate information. Therefore, effective communications skills are vital in order to communicate your ideas, findings, and opinions with others. This course from the University of Malaya will look at three important and effective modes of communication to convey complex engineering processes. Firstly, we will explore the techniques required to produce good posters. Secondly, we will examine the techniques for oral communication and presentations. Finally, we will look at the methods to produce technical reports.

Skip to 1 minute and 16 seconds We will guide you step-by-step to each modes of communication with the do’s and don’ts as well as tips of best practices. So come and join us in this exciting course in preparing you to succeed in effective communication, thus becoming a better engineer.

What topics will you cover?

  • Preparation on how to design a good poster
  • Presenting the poster
  • Introduction to oral communication
  • Preparing for an oral & slide presentation
  • Delivering effective oral presentation
  • The importance of technical report
  • Technical report layout
  • How to write a good report

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify their own and their team's interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and present a good poster
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and present a good oral presentation
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and present a good technical report

Who is the course for?

This course is created for Engineering Students

Who will you learn with?

Dr Azah is Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Engineering. She builds assistive devices and technology for people with disabilities. She also teaches young children about Engineering and Research.

Dr. Tan is a teaching staff in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in University of Malaya. His research interests include nanomaterials, bioceramics and fuel cells technology materials.

Ir. Ts. Dr. Yuen currently is the Head of Centre for Transportation Research, Universiti Malaya. His areas of expertise are traffic engineering, traffic safety & sustainable transport study.

She is a senior lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department. Her expertise is process control & optimization and waste recovery. She delivers presentations, consultations and invited talks regularly.

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

  • Established1905
  • LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World rankingTop 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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