Writing Technical Documentation

Course aims

The course focuses on the conventional format for reporting the results of research, investigations, and design projects. It provides information on how to write different technical documentation, e.g., laboratory reports, research reports, design and feasibility reports, progress reports, consulting reports, the results of an investigative study, or the solution to a design problem. The course also focuses on audience, purpose, and measures of excellence in technical documents. The course provides general guidelines for using graphical tools that the students can use to design visuals with the output process of the report in mind. The course also provides guidelines for effective planning of technical report writing.

Target group

Doctoral students, young researchers


B1/B1+ (level of English)

Course content
Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • develop an enhanced understanding of such types of technical documentation as feasibility and recommendation reports, instructions as well as laboratory research;
  • apply the acquired knowledge to a practical task; o use figures, diagrams, and other visuals to communicate a large amount of information quickly and efficiently;
  • sort the relevant information from the irrelevant, and the accurate from the bogus;
  • produce a clear, concise, and professionally presented technical document.

  • Elena Bazanova, PhD, associate professor

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

e-mail us: lttc@mipt.ru