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TSYH 4199 - Technical Report

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Enables students to demonstrate their ability in presenting technical data in logical form. Report topics may be from any area of the student's work associated with the general field of Engineering Technology. Students initially submit a preliminary outline of their report for assessment and approval by a tutor familiar with the technological area. The final report is analyzed and assessed for accuracy and form of presentation by the tutor and the Communications Department.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 30915

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This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Correspondence format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact the department at prior to registering. Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks (if required) are additional. Course materials are available in the Learning Hub: Textbooks are not shipped automatically, please order them from the BCIT Bookstore: Textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore:

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - Getting Started

  • Describe the CCTT guidelines for a technological research report.
  • Select a suitable topic for either theoretical or practical research.
  • Write a suitable purpose statement for your report.
  • Get approval from your course instructor for your topic, purpose statement and research plan.

Module 2 - Collecting Data for The Formal Research Report

  • Record and classify your new data.
  • Design your own test measurements or experiment.
  • Obtain help and information from people around you.
  • Obtain unpublished and published written material.
  • Obtain periodical literature related to your topic.
  • Keep a record of all the sources of your data.

Module 3 - Organizing Data for The Formal Research Report

  • Draft an outline and number the headings in it.
  • Convert data collected by source to data organized by outline.
  • Select organizational patterns appropriate to your report, be it 'theoretical' or 'practical'.

Module 4 - Writing the Introduction and Body

  • Write the first draft of the introduction and body of your report.
  • Include appropriate illustrations.
  • Revise the introduction and body.
  • Revise paragraphs.
  • Revise sentences.
  • Edit and proofread the introduction and body.

Module 5 - Preparing the Supplemental Parts

  • Prepare the supplemental parts of the report.

Module 6 - Packaging Your Report

  • Professionally package your report.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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