ECE 3006: ECE Co-Curricular Professional Communication

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ECE 3006 Info Sheet
ECE 3006 Info Sheet: ORS
ECE 3006 ORS Requirements
ECE 3006 Info Sheet: VIP

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for students who are currently participating in ECE-related co-curricular activities (e.g. research, project work, co-op, or internship) where writing and presentation tasks are required by advisors and supervisors. ECE 3006 allows these students to use the documents and presentations being prepared for clients, advisors, supervisors, peers, and engineers to satisfy the junior-level communication requirements. Students receive individual feedback and instruction on workplace-required communication tasks from ECE 3006 instructors to help them prepare effective documents and presentations for real-world readers and audiences.

What are the requirements?

The course consists of four major assignments:

Work Plan/Project Proposal (1 page) (*Required consultation)
Short Document (resume or statement of purpose)
Technical Document (5-7 pages) (*Required consultation)
Technical Presentation (10-minutes)

What do I write about?

ECE 3006 allows eligible students to use the documents and presentations being prepared for clients, advisors, supervisors, peers, and engineers to satisfy the junior-level communication requirements. Students receive individual feedback and instruction from ECE 3006 instructors to help them prepare effective documents and presentations for real-world readers and audiences.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for ECE 3006, you must satisfy the following requirements:

Completion of ECE 2031.
Current involvement in an ECE-related co-curricular activity (research, project work, co-op, internship).
All documents/presentations must be publicly disclosable. If the work you are doing is classified or proprietary, you are not eligible for ECE 3006. Verbal or written consent must be obtained from your supervisor or research advisor.
Students are required to use current research, project work, co-op, or internship documents/presentations to fulfill ECE 3006 deliverables.
ECE 3006 students cannot substitute coursework (such as an ECE 3072 paper) or other non-research/co-op/internship content to satisfy the communication requirements (see #4 above).

How do I participate?

If you are eligible and you want to participate in this option, here’s what you need to do.

To sign up, make an appointment with Christina Bourgeois: christina.bourgeois@ece.gatech.edu
You can sign up anytime before the drop date of the semester in which you are doing your co-op/internship/research. Since you aren’t registering through OSCAR, signing up is flexible and is not tied to Phase I and Phase II of GT registration.
You will receive a link to the on-line ECE 3006 intake form, which automatically adds you to our database of students participating in 3006.
We will work with you to identify and complete the four required deliverables.
You can inquire about ECE 3006 anytime, but we only add new students into our database before drop date of each new semester. You cannot start ECE 3006 after drop date or at the end of any semester. We are already in full swing with our current students, so you missed the window to participate.

How do I register?

You can’t register for ECE 3006 in OSCAR until you complete all of the deliverables. Remember, the first step is to meet with Haden Marrs so you can sign up in the 3006 database.
ECE 3006 is a permit-only course. You will be issued a permit AFTER you complete all of the requirements.
Permits are issued after grades are due at the end of each semester. You’ll receive your permit for 3006 during the break between semesters/Phase II registration/first week of new semester. Don’t worry! You will get into your preferred section of senior design. We save spots just for ECE 3006 students!