Engineer Your Text! Technical Writing - For people who want more (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Aniko Balazs
Duration1 SWS
TermSommersemester 2023
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

Admission information

See TUMonline
Note: gute Englischkenntnisse (intermediate to post-intermediate)


By the end of the course, you are expected to be able to - identify the role of psychological factors in writing and reading. - recognize the needs of different audiences. - show sensitivity to usability demands. - analyze technical documents and locate features of best-practice writing. - organize and manage your own writing projects. - formulate strong arguments. - apply different revising strategies. - produce understandable technical documents using conventions of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


Fuel your studies by the alternative energy of this workshop. Maximize your skills to write. Increase your writing efficiency. Use sustainable strategies and quality tools. Learn to write TUM (Technical, Understandable, Manageable) documents. This course will focus on the fundamentals of text manufacturing: materials, processes, designs, assembly methods, quality management, and performance monitoring.

Teaching and learning methods

The workshop uses cooperative learning methods like discussions, small group work, peer review, some direct instruction, and the independent work of the students.


Persuasive Essay (max. 1000 words) or Scientific Abstract (max. 250 words) (ECTS: 1) Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist folgenden Modulen zugeordnet: CLA10412 Technical Writing (Engineer Your Text!) (1 Credit) Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie jedes Modul nur einmal in Ihrem Studium einbringen können

Recommended literature

Gopen, G. D. and Swan, J. A. (1990). The science of scientific writing. American Scientist, 78:57-63. Please access this article in advance at: