We have carefully designed the courses in our MSTCO curriculum to provide students with opportunities to explore the history, theory, and practice of technical communication, as well as significant topics in managing projects, organizations, and human resources.
The curriculum consists of the following courses:
1. Core Courses
Each student in the program is required to take the following courses. The courses may be taken in any order.
Students may take an elective offered by Mercer’s Technical Communication Department (usually numbered TCO 691) or may petition to take a course at the 600 level or above in another department at Mercer or at another institution.
Any time after they have taken a minimum of six other courses, students may register to take TCO 685, Project Research. In this course, teams of two or three students undertake a major research project that often results in a publishable manuscript or professional conference presentation co-authored by the team.
Minor in Technical Communication Management
Students with a minimum of three years of full-time work experience who are enrolled in any of the Master of Science in Engineering or Master of Science programs in Mercer’s School of Engineering may minor in MSTCO by taking any three courses except TCO 685.