Syllabus of ENG 401 - Technical Report Writing and Presentation


Department: Faculty Academic English Program

Credits: Bilkent 2,    ECTS 3,5

Course Coordinator: Emel Bekişoğlu

Semester: 2018-2019 Spring

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lecture per week   
 
Textbook and Other Required Material:
 
Catalog Description:
The object of this course is to assist engineering students in effectively presenting various types of information in both the written and oral modes. Students will be expected to become competent in writing and organizing technical reports and in effectively presenting academic and technical papers. The tasks performed as part of the course will mirror the tasks students will be expected to do in their prospective professional lives and in their faculty classes.
 
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or ENG 104
 
Assessment Methods:
  Type Label Count Total Contribution
1 Oral presentation Presentation 2 45
2 Report (Proposal) Report (Proposal) 1 20
3 Project (Final Report) Project (Final Report) 1 35
 
Minimum Requirements to Qualify for the Final Exam:
80% attendance/no final exam
 
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcome Assessment
Can conduct focused research about an engineering related topic Project (Final Report)
Can apply basic conventions of technical writing according to IEEE style to document and refer to outside sources and visual information Report (Proposal)
Project (Final Report)
Can produce a technical proposal by participating in the writing process of planning, drafting, revising and editing Report (Proposal)
Can produce a technical report by participating in the writing process of planning, drafting, revising and editing Project (Final Report)
Can produce technical proposals and reports considering rhetorical concerns (audience, purpose, tone, organisation, development, coherence) Report (Proposal)
Project (Final Report)
 
Weekly Syllabus:
  1. Introduction to the course & setting expectations; input on choosing a topic for the project; decision making process (for topic selection) starts
  2. Input on report (proposal) components; decision making process (for topic selection) continues
  3. Input on IEEE referencing style; constructing tables and graphics; formatting of the report (proposal)
  4. Effective communication skills: avoiding noise, concision, clarity; input on presentation skills
  5. Report (proposal) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  6. Report (proposal) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  7. Report (proposal) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  8. Input on project (final report) components; writing the abstract - summarizing information, clarity of language
  9. Formatting of the project (final report); preparing table of contents, list of figures/tables; writing effective headings and sub-headings.
  10. Input on interview strategies; technical language workshop (concision, precision, etc.)
  11. Project (final report) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  12. Project (final report) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  13. Project (final report) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
  14. Project (final report) presentations; instructor/peer feedback on content, language, style (of presentations)
 
ECTS - Workload Table:
Activities Number Hours Workload
Presentation (including preparation) 2 6 12
Course hours 14 3 42
Homework 12 2 24
Report (including preparation and presentation if applicable) 1 15 15
Project (including preparation and presentation if applicable) 1 15 15
Total Workload: 108
Total Workload / 30: 108 / 30
  3.6
ECTS Credits of the Course: 3,5
 
Type of Course:   Independent Studies - Lecture - Project
 
Course Material:   Multimedia - PC - PP - Written - Moodle
 
Teaching Methods:   Assignment - Case studies - Independent study - Lecture - Presentations - Training tutorial