(BLHW 2403)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Distinguish the use of tenses, run-ons, fragments, modifiers and parallelism.

[2]  Produce a proposal, progress and project report.

[3]  Present project report in groups.


This subject is content-based in nature and aims to equip students with the necessary language skills required to write various reports.  As this subject prepares students for the mechanics of the different genres of writing, the emphasis is on proposal, progress and project reports by employing Student-Centred Learning approach.  It also introduces students to the elements of presentation as well as provides them with the necessary grammar skills in writing.


[1]  S. Indra Devi, Noorli Khamis, Noorsaiyidah Suradi, Nadiah Zainal Abidin, Fauziah Abdullah, Nor Lailatul Azilah Hamdzah, Nurdayana Izyan Ahmad Ahsan, E. Rajendraan, & Teh Zanariah Mohd Raus., 2011, Teaching Module BLHW 2403: Technical English. Melaka: Centre for Languages and Human Development, UTeM.

[2]  Alred, G. J.,   Brusaw, C. T. &   Oliu, W. E., Handbook of technical writing.  New York: Bedford-St. Martin’s.

[3]  Devi, I.S., and Jano, Z., 2008, Technical report writing, Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Prentice Hall.

[4]  Devi, S. R., Devi, I.S, and Abdullah, N. L., 2011. Grammar for technical writing. Selangor: Pearson Hall.