Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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KIEN2367 English: Technical Writing 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Kelly Raita


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This course is only for DI students. The course is a classroom course but operates via Moodle, so most work is done online.

Technical Writing is part of a 4-credit package "Technical English" together with Oral Skills.

Learning outcomes

After the course the students should:
- be able to write a clear, well-structured technical report or article
- should understand the key elements involved in technical writing and academic articles
- be able to recognize and produce writing suitable for a variety of technical environments and audiences
- be aware of the principles of electronic writing


Topics covered on the course are:
- technical style
- technical descriptions
- effect of culture on writing
- layout, design and format of technical texts i.e. reports, articles
- electronic writing, eye scanning and usability
- writing tasks including web page design, technical instructions, CVs, reports
- clarity, accuracy and conciseness
- technical report as 'final' work on the course

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 20 h 0 h
Independent work 0 h 30 h

Even though this is a classroom course, we do a lot of work on the Internet both in the lessons and out of class.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English

For credit, min. 80% attendance and active participation.



Recommended year of study

1. year spring

This course is meant for first year students. Students from Biotechnology will have a slightly different course, which is integrated with their practical lab course.

Belongs to following study modules

Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia