A course that trains you to write persuasive reports, deliver captivating presentations, and engage diverse stakeholders.
Communication skills are consistently rated as top professional attributes and key career drivers; yet such skills are often absent from technical curricula. This course fills that gap. Communications for Engineering Leaders trains you to generate clear, engaging and memorable content crucial to your future success.
In the Fall, the objective of the course is to allow each student to hone in on their individual communication skills. Your goal is to enroll in a section that most closely corresponds with your experience and goals. View a list of sections offered. In the Spring, you will enroll with your capstone team as the course is structured to develop your team communication skills and generate content about your capstone project.
Become an expert in multiple forms of communication media.
Learn how to connect with your audience on an intellectual, social, and emotional level.
Design and deliver captivating professional presentations.
Benefit from year-round, personalized feedback from peers and instructors.
Write polished, cutting-edge technical and leadership reports.
Become a critical analyst of front-line trade, research, and marketing literature.
Here is an example of our students applying their communication skills while giving a pitch to the public during an MEng event:
Here are other examples of our students’ capstone promotional videos, a deliverable integrated into Communications for Engineering Leaders:
In the Media
- One of E295’s deliverables asks students to address the ethical dimension of their capstone projects. Here’s how Kris Datta and his team did it.
- E295 brings together a team of outstanding instructors including Sonia Travaglini, a winner of the Teaching Effectiveness Award, and Jonathan McKinley, a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
- Career Odyssey is an assignment co-designed by E295 instructors and the Career Development Team. Here’s how it inspired Nelly Alandou.
- We’re super-proud to have Kelsae Adame take bronze in Grad SLAM, a competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience.
- Writing an Op-Ed, that can be featured on a LinkedIn profile, is another E295 deliverable. Here’s are a couple of examples from the Class of 2018: Blockchain & Exoskeletons