About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Technical Writers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

4.7
26 ratings
8 reviews
Course2

Interpersonal Communication for Engineering Leaders

4.6
18 ratings
2 reviews
Course3

Writing Skills for Engineering Leaders

4.7
18 ratings
4 reviews

Instructors

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Beata Krupa

Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
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Gayle Moran

Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

About Rice University

Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are 3 courses in this Specialization. Based on a weekly commitment of 3-5 hours, you should be able to and aim to complete one module per week. Oral Communication should take 5 weeks and Interpersonal Communication and Writing should each take 4 weeks.

  • No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles.

  • You will not earn university credit for completing the Specialization. This Specialization is part of the Certificate in Engineering Management and Leadership from Rice University. Upon completing this Specialization, you will earn a university-recognized professional Certificate.

  • When students have completed this specialization, they will be able to do the following:

    · Apply communication strategy by developing messages and content for different technical and nontechnical audiences and purposes

    · Deliver strong persuasive oral presentations with confidence

    · Write a variety of business and technical documents with clarity and conciseness

    · Target appropriate online media and use them for effective communication

    · Understand how to communicate in global, multigenerational, and gender diverse environments

    · Effectively communicate in a crisis situation

    · Exhibit leadership presence

    · Effectively engage in professional interpersonal communication

    · Develop and implement a personal communication improvement plan

  • We highly recommend that you take the courses in the following order: Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Writing.

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