Communication I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This module prepares students to apply their knowledge of communication skills in their practice as engineering technologists.

    The student should be able to:

    • analyse communication situations by identifying elements in the model of communication and commenting on their contribution to the process;
    • recognise barriers to communication and suggest ways to overcome these;
    • use different listening techniques in appropriate settings;
    • use appropriate written language in correspondence of various types;
    • use appropriate format in business correspondence;
    • analyse and recognise elements of small-group communication;
    • write notices and agendas for meetings;
    • adapt communication to different audiences and contexts.


    • Communication Theory.
    • Communication in Architectural Practice: drawings, specifications, architect instructions.
    • Meetings.
    • Issuing of drawings and instruction.
    • Preparation of proposals for client, local authorities, financial institutions Communication on the building site.

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