Certificate in Technical Writing


Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively

As a technical professional, you have mastered complex information and ideas. Communicating your expertise to a general audience, though, can be a challenge.

Our program, tailor-made for professionals working in engineering, technology, science and other technical fields will help you bridge that gap. Develop versatile writing skills that will help you craft compelling, clear technical documents. Communicate with precision and confidence—and become more effective in your job.

Don’t let the writing process be a barrier. Hone your technical writing skills and craft reports, briefs, status updates and emails efficiently, giving you more time to focus on the work that drives your organization.

Hands-on, interactive program delivered 100% online
Start with a focus on building core technical writing skills. Then select upper-level elective courses that suit your specific needs. Each course includes:

  • Self-paced, interactive online content
  • Realistic writing exercises with personalized feedback
  • Live virtual coaching sessions

The flexible format lets you design a learning schedule that works for your busy life. Frequent interactions with other students and your instructor mean you’ll never feel like you’re learning on your own.

Certificate in Technical Writing

Earn your Dalhousie certificate with just four courses: Technical Writing Essentials and three electives, taken in any order. Or take individual courses on a stand-alone basis. If you’re looking for a grammar brush-up or specific strategies to write concise and informative technical reports and proposals, we have a course for you.

Technical Writing Essentials
Gain the fundamental technical skillset you need to communicate complex ideas clearly and simply. Required course for certificate.

Project Management Documents 
Learn tips and techniques for producing concise, easy-to-read documents that span the project lifecycle.

Persuasive Writing
Move readers to action. Develop practical strategies for analyzing your audience and writing powerful, clear content.

Writing Clear Technical Reports
Learn how to write technical content for reports that are simple to navigate, easy to understand and impactful.

Grammar Tune-up 
Gain control over grammar and punctuation, and be confident that you are communicating clearly and correctly.

Writing Emails that Get Results 
Explore techniques for crafting emails that rise above inbox clutter, clearly express key messages and get results.


Julie Webb
Program Manager