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Scientific and Technical Communication, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Houghton, MI, United States
Write, design, produce, and convey information to connect companies and consumers. Michigan Technological University graduates at Scientific and Technical Communication program head communications departments and run their own companies.

Overview

Technical communicators make scientific, technical, and practical knowledge available to a variety of audiences in various media such as print, video, web, and digital multimedia. Choose from a BS or BA degree, then take courses in an emphasis area—a different field of study where you will increase your awareness of the fields you intend to work in. You’ll graduate as a savvy technical communicator with the expertise employers want.

Scientific and Technical Communication (STC) at Michigan Technological University prepares students to become versatile communicators who make scientific, technical, and practical knowledge accessible to a wide range of audiences in a variety of media. In our challenging and complex communicative-rich times, technical communicators manage communication processes—develop and streamline document content and design within organizations. 

Career

Scientific and Technical Communication professionals are in high demand. Recent graduates work in engineering, research, government, business, marketing, public relations, journalism, and media development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There are no application deadlines, but is recommended to apply by April 1

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Visual Media Analysis
  • Professional Development in Humanities
  • Special Topics in Professional Writing
  • Publications and Information Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia Development
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Organizational Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Test Scores
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Supplemental Information (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33426 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houghton

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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