Dr. Nadya Shalamova
Phone: (414) 277-2331
Fax: (414) 277-7462
The field of technical communication is a logical extension of the rapid growth in technology. Individuals in this field creatively express ideas and accomplishments of industry, business and other institutions through a variety of instructional and procedural materials, business and grant proposals, Web and multimedia tools. Consequently, individuals in this field have aptitude and education in both the humanities and the sciences and are able to relate readily to people on many levels.
The degree in technical communication at MSOE is designed to provide students with:
- a core liberal arts education in humanities and social sciences.
- courses in the major area which will allow students to design and produce both written documents and oral presentations for business, industry and other institutions.
- literacy in basic engineering, business, mathematics, physical science and computers.
Program Educational Objectives
The primary objectives of the program are to produce graduates who are able to:
- develop, design and distribute written documents and oral presentations conveying technical material for business, industry and other institutions.
- understand communication theory in order to assist business, industry and other institutions with developing management tools related to the flow of information within an organization.
- act as a link between the expertise of technical personnel and the needs of the various audiences of industry, business and other institutions.
- pursue graduate study in areas related to communication.
Potential employment in a wide variety of fields is available to graduates of the program because of the scope of the degree. Typical employment opportunities for graduates include engineering firms, government, information technology, hi-tech manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, medical device industries, public relations firms and mass media (television or radio).
The bachelor of arts degree requires five quarters of a foreign language.