Effective Engineering Communication

ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment Learning Outcome: Explain engineering concepts to a variety of audiences using appropriate
methods. (CLO2) ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment
Over the course of your career you will have to communicate information to various audiences. It
is important to recognize that presentations intended for your coworkers should be different from
those intended for upper management, or the general public. For this assignment, you will prepare
two documents on the same subject, but for different audiences: a handout for high-school
students, and a poster intended for experts in the field. You will select a topic for this assignment,
which you will use for some subsequent assignments (i.e. technical report and technical
presentation); therefore choose your topic appropriately.
Use the information you have been taught in the course so far to construct the most effective
poster and handout for the various audiences. In particular:
ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment • Think of the ethos, pathos, and logos of the message you are sharing.
• Use the 7 C’s when deciding what information to include (e.g. it will be very important to
stay Concise in such short submissions).
• Keep in mind the axioms of communication (e.g. make sure your message is audience-centered,
and think of the context in which your poster and handout might be presented; they are not the
only source of information available) ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment
Guidelines/Instructions:
Pick a topic from either of the lists below, and find at least two recent (less than 5 years old)
scholarly reference articles from the Scopus database. The goal is to present the most recent
advances in the field. You can pick a topic from either the Advanced Technologies or the Global
Health Priorities lists. Later, for your Technical Report (assignment 4) and Technical Presentation
(assignment 5), you will be asked to explore the intersection of your topic with a topic from the
other list. For example, you could pick virtual reality right now, and then later explore its
intersection with newborn health – e.g. Virtual Reality for access to Newborn Health in remote ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment
communities.
ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment • Advanced Technologies: artificial intelligence, materials science, wearable sensors,
autonomous vehicles, synthetic biology, green chemistry, nanotechnology, augmented
reality, virtual reality, geospatial mapping, robotics, and DNA sequencing.
• Global Health Priorities: discovery & translational sciences; enteric and diarrheal
diseases; HIV; malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health discovery & tools; neglected
tropical diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, and vaccine development
and surveillance.
Both the poster and handout for assignment 1 require the following elements: ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment
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• Brief blocks of text, and point-form lists to explain the subject matter. Use appropriate in-
text references.

• Explanatory tables and figures must be included and properly referenced
• References section formatted to the IEEE style.
Specific requirements for the poster:
• Size and format: 24”x36” (600mm x 900mm) – Landscape format (use MS PowerPoint and ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment
edit “page setup”)
• Present information for an expert scholarly audience
Specific requirements for the handout:
• Size and format: Two-sided 8.5”x11” (US Letter)
• Bi-fold or trifold two-sided format (use an MS word template, or equivalent)
• Present information in a manner suitable for an audience of 16-year-old Canadian high
school students
Deadline:
Assignment 1 is due at 11:59pm on February 4th 2020. You will be required to upload your poster
and handout to Moodle. Please name them using the syntax described in the course syllabus:
LastName_FirstName _assign1_Handout_ENG2003.pdf and LastName_FirstName
_assign1_Poster_ENG2003.pdf (acceptable formats are only: *.doc, *.docx, *.ppt, *.pptx, or pdf).

Mark Breakdown: This Assignment is worth 5% of your final grade. ENG 2003 Effective Engineering Communication Assignment