Report Writing for Engineers

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£4,200 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Conducting research, designing and operating processes, troubleshooting equipment is only a part of the engineer’s job. The following part to convey all information to other parties. This information is delivered through technical, scientific or academic reports that every engineer should be able to write. This course presents the methodologies for writing such reports and all important aspects to be considered.


  • Target of the report
    • Academic
    • Technical for scientific use
    • Technical for broad use
    • Opinion forming
  • Introduction to methodologies relevant to our work
    • Literature review
    • Comparison of approaches
    • Scientific tools used: Computational Chemistry, CFD, Electronic Systems Management, Civil Engineering Simulation, etc
  • Experimental or/ and theoretical approaches presentation
    • Exhaustive description
    • Advantages and shortcomings
    • Known applications
    • Comparison for our case
  • Accuracy of calculations
    • Important decimal digits
    • Our methods/ equipment’s capabilities
    • Effects of lower accuracy on results
  • Solution of groups of algebraic/ differential equations
    • Via numerical methods
    • Via analytical solutions
    • Via software [such as MATLAB]
  • Structure of reports
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Results & Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Presenting results
    • Constructing the appropriate graphs; explaining slopes, maxima and minima
    • Constructing the appropriate tables
    • Identifying the important findings
    • Critical comparison of our results to previously published/ recorded results
  • Units
    • Choice of appropriate Units systems
    • Conversion of units
    • Conversion of units in equations
  • Appendices
    • Appendix information
    • Appendix structure

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