The purpose of academic writing for engineers is to convey information clearly and succinctly.
Your writing, whether a technical report, conference paper or journal article, should consider the intended audience, use clear language, have a logical structure, and attribute ideas accurately.
This page includes information to support you with your academic writing.
The Department of Engineering Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication (CLIC) offers a varied online training programme called Communication for Global Engineers, which includes training and support on Excellence in Engineering Writing. You can also book individual Writing Supervisions with CLIC.
The Communication for Global Engineers courses can lead to various Digital Badges to demonstrate your achievement.
To support Engineering Undergraduates with their technical writing there is the CUED Guide to Report Writing available in Moodle. The guide provides practical advice on all aspects of technical report writing throughout the Engineering Tripos / Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET).
You may also find this Writing Skills Reading List useful.
In addition to the Engineering Department Guide to Report Writing, there are several further resources you may find useful:
There are a number of online writing resources provided by the University of Cambridge Language Centre.
The Researcher Development Programme have a useful Online learrning resource including writing skills.
Manchester's Academic Phrasebank gives you a range of alternative ways of expressing your ideas. You can approach it by the part of the Sections include being critical, giving examples, comparing and contrasting, writing conclusions and signaling transition between topics.
Support is also available from the Centre for Languages and Intercultural Communication.
Machine Design have 6 Tips for Technical Writing.
The books below are all good places to begin further reading about how to effectively use academic writing to communicate your research, work and ideas.