Writing in Engineering and Science

The following resources are tailored for engineering and science students:

  • Technical writing - Conventions to help students with the main features or technical writing used by scientists and engineers.
  • Lab reports - Guide for undergraduate science, technology and engineering students examines a simple and an extended report.
  • Honours thesis - Structure, writing tools and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Report writing - Questions you might need answered before getting started on your report and an outline of basic report sections.
  • Case study report in (engineering) - This is a case study report in risk management but may be useful for students writing a case study in engineering.


Academic Skills UNSW and the faculties of Engineering and Science have developed a large suite of writing resources for science and engineering genres. These resources are located in the UNSW IWRITE site. In IWRITE, students will find a number of tutorials to help them write the engineering assignments of the undergraduate years.

For further information on this resource, contact Academic Skills ([email protected]).

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