ETR592 - Engineering Technical Report II

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Subject Title
Engineering Technical Report II

Subject Description
This course is Part Two of a two-semester subject designed to prepare Civil Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology 5th and 6th semester students to propose, plan, research, format, write and edit a formal analytical technical report on a relevant civil engineering technology/environmental technology topic. In ETR592, students will be using their approved and annotated 'Report Outline' from ETR591 as the base for developing their first draft,final report, and presentation.

Credit Status
One subject credit in Civil Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology programs.

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

  1. Write a complete first draft of their formal engineering technical report, including abstract, table of contents, list of illustrations, introduction, body, conclusion, references (and possibly appendices), according to professional and industry standards.
  2. Revise their first draft (on the same topic) based on the student’s Professor's feedback, according to professional and industry standards.
  3. Integrate appropriate technical illustrations, through figures and tables, according to professional principles and industry standards.
  4. Apply precise, appropriate and correct technical writing principles to describe, explain, compare, contrast, define and most importantly analyze and evaluate their topic, according to professional and industry standards.
  5. Organize, print and bind their report according to acceptable professional standards.
  6. Follow consistent and correct research, and citation procedures that also adhere to Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy.
  7. Deliver professional presentation of technical report to Professor(s) and peers.

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.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and 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.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

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.