Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology


Technical Communication (TCM)

Engineer dynamic technical communication for the future! Help make the world make sense.

Rapid advances in technology increase the need to communicate complex technical information and knowledge to a variety of audiences and users. Technical communicators use technology to create resources such as user manuals, online help, websites, training materials, specifications, documentation, etc.

In addition to courses for non-majors, the Technical Communication program offers a Bachelor of Science degree (120 credit hours) and a Certificate (19 credit hours) with these great features:

  • Flexible face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
  • Curriculum that responds to the needs of STEM employers (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Transferable credits from many two-year and four-year institutions
  • Second major option
  • Applied industry projects and internships
  • Faculty with current industry experience
  • Coursework in designing, creating, developing, and editing content
  • Optional tracks that focus on healthcare, usability, or international/intercultural dimensions

Career Options

With a Technical Communication credential, you will be prepared for an exciting career. Some job titles include

  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Technical Editor
  • Usability Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Content Developer
  • Technical Trainer

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For more info about the TCM Program, certificate, degree, or courses, contact the TCM Director:

Dr. Corinne Renguette | | ET 324E | 317-274-0018