Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing engineers who are early in their careers, especially those who are either in or approaching their first leadership role. This is what some of the past students said when asked: "What is the most useful thing you could gain from this course?": "Communication methods for engineering leaders. It's a rare and comprehensive course, I think not absolutely for this specific field, as I found many interesting points concerning presentation without being an engineer." "Powerful concepts on how to build persuasive communication." "Improving interactions through effective communication." "Confidence"

Created by:  Rice University

  • Beata Krupa

    Taught by:  Beata Krupa, Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

  • Gayle Moran

    Taught by:  Gayle Moran, Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Basic Info
Commitment5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
Hardware ReqAudio and Video recording device
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 10 ratings

This course made me work for the grade more than most. I would like to see grading rubics for the assignments BEFORE I have to turn them in so I know what I am being graded on. A lot of video presentations were required in this course, and I had to invest and upgrade my webcam to capture a good video on the final presentation. Overall, this was a good course, and probably the hardest course for me out of the nine required for the Engineering Leadership and Management certificate.

Five weeks ago, I wouldn't think about recording myself presenting. To be honest, I would look for any excuse to get away from it. This course pushed me in the right direction, I learned a lot and ended up with 10+ videos presenting different topics.

Thanks for this class. It effectively delivers the basic and important details about oral communication. Both the slides and the content are well organized. Thanks !