ENCN301-21A (C) Any Time Start 2021

Communication Skills Portfolio 2

Start Date: Monday, 15 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Development of communication skills required by practicing professional engineers. Sketches, oral presentation, and various types of written reports.

This programme ensures you have an advanced competency in engineering communication based upon want you learnt in ENCN201A. Our objective is to ensure that you have a high level of communication skills and that you have demonstrated an ability to use independent study to improve your skills.  Communications Portfolio 2, as with Communications Portfolio 1, is a full-year programme and cannot be completed in one semester.

Learning Outcomes

  •     Apply the skills learnt from reading and applying the Communications Portfolio Guide (CPG) 3rd  edition and attending lectures & tutorials to all course work.
  •     Apply skills learnt in ENCN301 to 4th year courses and beyond.
  •     Improve on communication skills, with an emphasis on clear and concise writing.
  •     Deliver effective written communication to a high standard.
  •     Develop an awareness of professional communication standards in the engineering profession.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kim Parrent


Tonny de Vries


Please contact the course co-ordinator in advance, if you have genuine difficulties meeting submission dates.  All submissions are electronic submissions via Learn.

All assignments are compulsory.

 Resubmissions are required if the first attempt fails. There is only one chance to resubmit each item.

 To pass this course, students must submit all items required for ENCN301 (a non-submission will result in an overall Fail for the course) and this includes any failed item from the previous year in ENCN201. Also, students must receive an overall communication score of 5/10.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Upton, Creon; Communications Portfolio Guide ; Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2013 (Can be purchased from University bookshop).

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN301 Occurrences

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