ETR591 - Engineering Technical Report I

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Subject Title
Engineering Technical Report I

Subject Description
This ETR591 course is part one of a two-semester subject designed to assist 5th and 6th semester Civil Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology students with the planning, research, and overall development of a detailed topic outline for a technical report.  This topic outline developed in ETR591 forms the basis for the development and completion of a formal technical report on a relevant civil/environmental technology topic in ETR592.  Students will submit a Bibliography, Topic Proposal, Data Processing, Presentation and a Detailed Report Outline (including data to be used in the technical analysis) assignment before moving on to ETR592.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology or the Environmental Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare a problem-based topic that pertains to the Civil or Environmental sector
  2. Present data and/or case studies from various sources that will support research of the problem-based topic.
  3. Create a detailed outline that will support the structure of a technical report using data and/or case studies.
  4. Demonstrate applied knowledge of technical analysis appropriate to a selected topic, including proper data acquisition and case studies (if applicable),
  5. Write correct, concise and clear technical language through proof reading, editing and revision, including correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling,
  6. Use accurate, appropriate and specific vocabulary, including technical terminology,
  7. Apply correct research, citation (APA) procedures and adhere to the Academic Integrity Policy.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.