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Technical & Business Report Writing

Course Overview

Effective communication in the engineering field is of vital importance. Your managers/clients will base their decisions on what is reflected in your report.  The ability to produce a clear, concise and professional report is a skill that you can develop in order to be successful.


This course is designed to provide learners with the following:

  • An understanding of how to represent technical information in a report
  • The importance of the correct use of tenses and grammar
  • Principles of effective, clear and concise writing
  • Understanding of how technical reports should be planned and structured
  • Formats and styles used in business reports
  • Knowledge on avoiding the pitfalls of poor punctuation
  • Understanding of when and where to include tables and figures
  • Knowledge of how to effectively abbreviate in a report
  • How to clarify jargon used in a report
  • Technical report writing principles and templates

 Course Framework

·         Introduction to communication

·         Communication process and barriers

·         What to do to write effectively?

·         Basic grammar principles with tenses

·         Correct use of punctuations

·         Capitalisation and abbreviation conventions

·         Third person writing

·         23 Principles of clear writing

·         Compiling business reports

·         Planning the objective of report, structure and readership

·         Organise the collected/researched information

·         Writing process

·         Scientific writing tips

·         Writing an introduction, discussion, conclusion, appendix and summaries

·         Various report structures and purpose

·         Compiling technical reports

·         Presenting equations

·         Preferred format settings

·         Reference/Citation/Bibliography

·         Number conventions used

·         Diagram use in reports

·         Complaints about technical reports

·         Checking phase and common errors

Dates and Times:
  • Tue 12 February 2019  08:30 to 16:30
  • Wed 13 February 2019  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: CESA Training Centre, Paulshof, Johannesburg , Paulshof
Fee: R 5 550.00 excl. VAT
CESA Validation Num: CESA-1256-01/2021
CPD Points: 2
Coordinator: Blessings Banda