Where To Get a Technical Writing Degree Online

Post written by Ivan Walsh. Follow me on twitter

Earlier this year we asked if Online Degrees in Technical Writing as Good as Real World Universities? The response was mostly positive. The University of Limerick, Ireland offers an excellent online course for those who want to study technical writing at home. This university has a fantastic campus, specializes in the Arts and provides a conveyor belt of freshly-minted technical writers to Microsoft, Google and IBM in Ireland. It’s one of the few universities in Europe with a specialist degree in Technical Communications.

Online Technical Writing Courses

This distance-learning programme was introduced in 2001 to provide flexible access to technical communication modules for people unable to attend a full-time course. The Technical Communication modules at the University of Limerick focus on writing for the IT industry, and on Instructional Design for E-learning.

Objectives

  • To provide students with a good grounding in the theory and practice of technical communication;
  • To provide tuition on the main tools of the profession;
  • To equip graduates with a professional qualification in the area of technical communication.

Program

Semester 1
Principles of Professional and Technical Communications and Information Design, Technical Communication Theory.

Semester 2
Workplace Issues in Technical Communication,
Information Management and Content Production.

Careers

Technical writing for telecommunications and software companies, instructional design for e-learning products, Web design, technical journalism, IT training, documentation project management, editing private contracting, abstract writing

Entrance Requirements

Normally a primary degree in any discipline. Industrial and/or computing experience is an advantage (Primary Degree: Level 8 NQAI). Applicants must have a high standard of written English, and good basic knowledge of computing (ECDL or equivalent). Applicants must have access to the Internet from home or work to participate in the course.

Contact

Department: Languages and Cultural Studies.
Course director: Yvonne Cleary
Email : yvonne.cleary@ul.ie

Postgraduate Admissions Office,

Graduate School,

University of Limerick,

Limerick,

Ireland

Tel: +353-61-234377

Fax: +353-61-233287

Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie

Website: www.graduateschool.ul.ie

You can read more here: http://www2.ul.ie

Let me know if you have any problems contacting Yvonne or the University. Drop them a line if you’re interested.

About the Author: Ivan Walsh is a technical writer with a weakness for documentation plan guides. His also runs a video marketing blog at www.videocameraschool.com

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