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Communication for Civil Engineering 1 COMM 1142

Communication Course

Course details

Students learn how to write letters, memos, and routine email messages. They learn to write clear and concise sentences and paragraphs and to make documents easily accessible through headings, lists and white space. They learn how to avoid some common grammatical errors in their writing. They also learn to give an oral report based on library and online research on a new development in their technology. Students also learn how to collaborate as part of a team to accomplish work related communication tasks.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Determine the purpose and audience for specific written communication tasks. [7]
  • Select, organize, and develop information to meet your purpose and the audience's needs. [7]
  • Make documents easily accessible by using headings, lists and white space. [7]
  • Write clear and concise sentences and paragraphs, and edit and revise your writing to an acceptable industry standard. [7]
  • Use appropriate e-mail, memo and letter formats. [7]
  • Create, format and integrate graphics in technical written or and oral/visual documents. [7]
  • Locate and assess information from various sources and reference appropriately. [7, 12]
  • Write an informative memo-style report on a new development in civil engineering technology. [7]
  • Plan, organize and deliver an oral presentation on an engineering-related topic. [7]

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Communication for Civil Engineering 1 (COMM 1142) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time


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