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Korean Journal of General Education 2015;9(2):269-308.
Published online June 30, 2015.
Understanding Engineering Writing
Sunggyu Kwon
공학글쓰기 이해
권성규
Abstract
Engineering students are to learn disciplinary writing course due to the curriculum for ABEEK. Many problems are reported with regard to teaching the writing courses for engineering students. First, what the disciplinary writing is studied. After discussing the characteristics of engineering, engineering design, and both engineering students and engineers in terms of writing education, the course objectives and contents are suggested. The features of technical writing helpful for developing the engineering writing course are summarized while the weakness of science writing in terms of teaching the engineering writing is noted. Then, the way of teaching the engineering writing in parallel with the engineering design course is discussed. In conclusion, the engineering writing should be taught so that students are able to deal with writing tasks while taking the Capstone Design course during the senior year.
Key Words: engineering writing, disciplinary writing, engineering design, Capstone Design, technical writing.


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