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COMM 8510 - Laboratory Report Writing

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

​This course introduces students to the basics of laboratory report writing and develops the skills needed to write effective laboratory reports in the Environmental Engineering field. Topics include: defining the scope, presenting results in tabular and graphical form with correct captions, writing the discussion and conclusions, and report formatting. Students will write and edit a laboratory report for one of their Environmental Engineering courses.


3 credits of Technical Communication Co-Requisite (MUST be taken concurrently): EENG 7445





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87431

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Apr 23 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 23 Online


Fiona Lemon

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. The following courses must be taken concurrently: COMM 8510 - Laboratory Report Writing EENG 7445 - Environmental Sampling and Testing Methods I

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the purpose and scope for a laboratory report.
  • Apply best practices for page design for readability in technical documents.
  • Apply best practices for page design for readability in technical documents.
  • Create appropriate tables, charts, graphs and illustrations (construct and properly integrate.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMM 8510 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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