Electronics and Computer Engineering

Technical Writing

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

  • Engineering and IT terminology (semantic, orthographic and grammar phenomena in documentation)
  • Target group oriented writing (comprehensibility, style, vocabulary)
  • Readability and comprehensibility (readability formulas, Hamburg comprehensibility model)
  • Standardising format and language using templates
  • Design, typography, layout
  • Information graphics, technical illustration

Learning outcomes

Graduates are able to document the individual steps and results of their work in a clear and concise manner.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools


  • Hering: Technische Berichte
  • Kothes: Grundlagen der Technischen Dokumentation
  • Grupp: Handbuch Technische Dokumentation


Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

  • Technology Management 3
  • Technology Management 4

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment