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Technical Communication and Documentation

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Technical Communication and Documentation
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_A_1.06.TKD
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written composition on a technical topic

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_A_1.06.TKD (P241-0282) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MAB_19_M_4.04.MK2 Engineering Design (with Project)

[updated 13.02.2024]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heidemann
Daniel Kelkel, M.Sc.

[updated 22.01.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to differentiate between data and information and convey technical information with a situationally appropriate data set.
They will be able to develop an oral presentation and present it to an audience.
Students will be able to explain technical information in writing in the form of documentation using suitable illustrations, and generate it in a computer system.
They will be able to research specific topics in databases and examine the results critically.

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Module content:
Basics of interpersonal communication: Models of communication
The difference between data and information
Presenting and describing technical information Meaning of texts, illustrations (also photos, films, video sequences), diagrams, tables
Tasks and types of communication pertaining to technical information: Talks, lectures, presentations, written documentation
Basic structure and variations of an oral presentation/a presentation on a technical subject
Tasks and types of written documentation on technical information
Basic structure and variations of written documentation
Methods for researching literature and sources in libraries and databases
Working correctly with sources (meaningful use, correct citation, creation of source and bibliography)
Basics of text and image processing with computer-aided systems, e.g. Microsoft WORD

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Recommended or required reading:
Böglin: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Schritt für Schritt, UTB Fink Verlag.
Kornmeier: Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht, UTB Fink.
Hering, Hering: Technische Berichte, Springer Vieweg.
Kollmann, Kuckertz, Stöckmann: Das 1x1 des Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens, Springer Gabler.
Kellner: Reden Zeigen Überzeugen, Hanser Verlag.
Voigt: Erfolgreiche Rhetorik, Oldenbourg Verlag.

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