The School offers the following courses. Not all courses are offered each semester but we do try to keep the course instructor and curriculum information current. If you have specific questions regarding the content of a course, please contact the instructor directly.
The following courses and modules are associated with the SFU Engineering Science Communication Program. If you have a specific question regarding the content of a course or module, please contact the instructors in the Communication Program.
- ENSC 820-3: Engineering Management for Development Projects
This course focuses on the management and reporting activities of typical engineering development projects. Through seminars and workshops, it builds the student's skills at estimating project cost and schedule, keeping a project on track, and handing over the completed project to a customer or another team. A writing workshop emphasizes techniques for writing proposals, and writing and controlling documentation. Note that ENSC 820 will not count towards the course work requirement of students enrolled in the MASc and PhD programs. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
- ENSC 803-3: Writing for Publication
This course provides an opportunity for you to explore your writing processes in order to increase your efficiency and effectiveness (as well as your comfort and confidence) while writing. In addition, you will be provided an opportunity to simulate the processes involved in writing a journal article, presenting a conference paper, and designing a poster presentation. ENSC 803 will also provide you with the skills necessary to write the thesis required for the MASc program. Note that ENSC 803 will not count towards the course work requirement of students enrolled in the MASc and PhD programs
Supplementary Communication Modules
- Style Exercises for Technical Writers
This module introduces you to a range of stylistic features commonly found in technical documents that affect readability and rhetorical effectiveness. It addresses issues of style, focusing on the order of ideas within paragraphs and sentences and on clear, concise expression of thoughts. It also directs your attention to how people typically read and the problems your style may pose for them.
- Study Skills Guide
This guide provides life and study skills to help the engineering student succeed. Includes techniques to help manage time and stress.