ECE 69500 - Communication for Engineering Leaders


This course is asynchronous online. All required textbooks are available in full-text online through the Purdue Libraries.

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 1 Credits: 1

Areas of Specialization:

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Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring, Summer


On-campus and online

Catalog Description:

The goal of this course is to upskill talented engineers' communication abilities. By the end of the course, you should have new adeptness at creating and delivering powerful presentations on a short deadline, as well as strategies for leading others effectively.

Required Text(s):

  1. Communicate with Mastery , First Edition , Schramm, JD, Kara Levy, Joel Peterson , O'Reilly Media Company , 2020 , ISBN No. 978-1119550099
  2. Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work. , First Edition , Katzman, Melanie , O'Reilly Media Company , 2019 , ISBN No. 978-1260457834
  3. HBR's 10 Must Reads 2020 , Review, Harvard Business, Porter, Michael E, Nohria, Nitin, Lake, Katrina, and Daugherty, Paul R. , La Vergne: Harvard Business Review , 2019 , ISBN No. 978-1633698123

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of communication theories and strategies
  • Deliver engaging, effective presentations and documents
  • Design plans for valuable, productive workplace and team interactions
  • Develop a leadership or mentoring plan tailored to your specific workplace

Assessment Method:

Typical weekly assignments include reading and discussion posts; two written assignments. (3/2022)