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Graduate courses

Our graduate courses help advanced students develop their professional and academic communication skills.

Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Technology and Society

Our graduate certificate provides you with an environment in which engineers and non-engineers work together to cultivate innovative processes across disciplines. The program combines aspects of theoretical and experiential learning, and you'll have the opportunity to develop ideation techniques and explore the commercial potential of your ideas. 

ENCS 5721 Composition and Argumentation for Engineers

(3 Credits) 
This course familiarizes graduate students with the conventions of academic writing. Topics include organization of paragraphs and documents, abstracts, academic and professional writing styles, plagiarism and appropriate use of cited materials.

ENCS 6041 Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking

(4 credits)
This course examines thinking, arguing, and creativity from a theoretical and applied perspective. It explores complex problems using theories from communication, business and psychology. Students engage in a semester project that addresses an unmet need experienced by a specific group of users.

ENCS 6721 Technical Writing and Research Methods for Engineers and Computer Scientists

(3 Credits) 
In this course, students develop their written and spoken professional skills. The dual focus is on academic writing (e.g., research methods, organization and management of thesis and dissertation writing, creation of publishable articles) and professional communication in the industry (e.g., project proposals, executive summaries, technical reports).

ENCS 6821 Development and Global Engineering

(4 credits)
This is an introductory course in international development and global engineering for graduate students. Topics  include evolution of development, globalization, development projects, planning and analysis, and participatory data gathering.

For further information, see the Graduate Calendar.

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