Technical Communication, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Learn to Communicate with Impact. Hone written and speaking skills for managerial success with this Technical Communication course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.

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An engineering leader spends a majority of their day interacting with others. Indeed, studies repeatedly point to the impact communication skills have on the ability of managerial leaders to succeed or fail. Too often, individuals move into managerial leadership roles without an awareness of the need to improve in this area. 

This Technical Communication course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder focuses on skills such as listening, counseling, non-verbals, mentoring, coaching, building trust, providing feedback, writing, and presentation skills. The objective of the study is to help the engineering leader excel in their communication responsibilities.

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (ME-EM) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The ME-EM is designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the ME-EM is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience.

Applied Learning Project

Communication is, of course, not simply theoretical. In this course, you will be asked to engage in live conversations with people outside of this course and reflect on the impact of various techniques and approaches. You will also engage in discussions with peers to solidify critical concepts and help you connect the material to your own situation and experiences.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand and apply common forms of leader communication.
  • Understand and apply the principles behind effective and compelling presentation.
  • Understand and apply the principles behind effective, professional written communication

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Business Writing
  • Management
  • Influence
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Clarity

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication as a Technical Leader
  • Technical Managerial Written Skills
  • Speaking to a Technical Group

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • Those with professional experience working on teams will get the most out of this course, but anyone with life experience can master the material.

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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