Communication Skills for Engineers Specialization

  • Course StartSelf-paced
  • Course Duration15 weeks
  • Workload3-5 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedCertificate Available
  • TuitionSubscription

Build a toolkit of communication skills that will give you the knowledge and confidence to be an effective engineering leader.

Specialization Description

Engineers who want to advance in their profession need to be effective communicators. They need to clearly communicate complex ideas and technical project plans. They also need to be strong persuaders. Engineers who are good communicators get recognized by their supervisors and by their clients.

In this three-course specialization, you will practice designing and giving strong, persuasive presentations; you will learn how to communicate across cultures, genders, and generations, how to create your personal brand and leadership presence, how to hold effective meetings with global teams; you will learn how to handle difficult conversations, and how to handle crisis communication; you will also learn writing skills immediately applicable in your daily activities. Courses are taught by faculty from the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). RCEL is focused on developing engineering leaders at the Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering. It is home to one of a very few academically approved Certificates in Engineering Leadership.

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Gayle Moran, Ph.D.

Gayle Moran is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL. Most recently, she served as Lecturer in Business Communication at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Gayle has more than 20 years of professional communication expertise in a variety of industries including information technology, telecommunications, educational software, and travel technology, and has worked for […]

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Beata Krupa, Ph.D.

Beata Krupa is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL and Lecturer in Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. She has over ten years of experience teaching professional communication, including courses in business communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication and Web uses in business. She also has many years of experience […]

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