Undergraduate Students

"I didn’t study engineering to write a bunch of reports."

"Who cares if I can communicate well? I’m a whiz at math and science."

"Engineers don’t need to write."

Smart engineering students know that’s nonsense. Everyone—regardless of field of study—needs to be able to communicate well, but this is especially true for mechanical engineers. At Michigan Tech, you have plenty of opportunities to develop technical and non-technical writing and presentation skills in and out of the classroom.

Helpful Websites

Here are a few links to help you with some of the communication tasks you encounter, whether it’s in a lab, an Enterprise, Senior Design, or a co-op/internship.


Michigan Tech offers a tremendous variety of courses to help you improve your communication skills. Here are just a few you might consider that also fulfill the HASS (Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences) requirement.