Technical Communication

Technical Communication

Communication = Connection

Rapidly advancing technology increases the need to communicate complex technical information effectively to a variety of audiences and users. Technical communicators use technology to create necessary resources such as user manuals, online help, websites, training materials, and specifications, among many other technical communication products. 

Purdue University in Indianapolis

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Why Technical Communication at IUPUI?

  • Flexible curriculum with face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
  • STEM focused careers
  • Transferable credits from many Ivy Tech degrees
    • Click here if you are an Ivy Tech student wondering how many credits can transfer to the TCM BS degree. Contact us at if your degree is not listed in the articulation agreements.
  • Certificate and B.S. options in Technical Communication
  • Second major options for many IUPUI degrees
  • Applied industry projects and internships
  • Experienced faculty with up-to-date information from the field
  • Coursework in designing, developing, and editing technical communication products
  • Optional tracks that focus on healthcare, usability, or international/intercultural dimensions
  • Use of technology to create audience focused communication - user manuals, websites, medical procedures, instructions, etc.
  • TCM Writing Center helps students with ET writing assignments and projects
  • High demand for graduates
  • One of the first degrees to focus on technical writing in the state

Common Careers for Graduates

  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Technical Editor
  • Usability Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Content Developer
  • Technical Trainer

TCM Writing Center

The TCM Writing Center is a free student service provided by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.

For hours of operation or to make an appointment, visit the TCM Writing Center page: