School of Engineering
Become an Effective Communicator
Uniquely positioned within the School of Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication at Mercer teaches students to make specialized information accessible to a variety of audiences. Technical communicators employ digital and print media such as instructional videos, websites, social media, and paper documents to help audiences better understand science, technology, medicine, and many other disciplines.
Our Technical Communication graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge and preparation in the following areas:
- Content Strategy
- Digital Design
- Instructional Design
- Technical Writing/Editing
- Web Design
Build a Strong Portfolio
As a Technical Communication major at Mercer University, you’ll learn more than just how to write. You’ll learn valuable skills that will directly benefit your future career. Whether you are optimizing a document to ensure that your team gets extra funding, designing a beautiful website that will dramatically improve your organization’s credibility, or creating the perfect video to teach customers how to use your product, the Technical Communication major will teach you how to complete the job efficiently and effectively.
You will also have the opportunity to earn class credit while gaining real-world experience working with clients to improve their products and services. Our Technical Communication department believes that real-world experience is the most important part of creating top-tier graduates, so many of our classes collaborate with real clients to help you build a strong portfolio.
Previous clients include:
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
- Mercer Innovation Center (MIC)
Utilize Your Resources
Enjoy access to our 24-hour Technical Communication lab, which allows you to use cutting-edge software for projects any time you need it. Students in certain classes also have access to a fully equipped usability lab and a two-person podcasting studio, each outfitted with industry-standard software and equipment. These resources are available to equip you as a trained industry professional capable of handling any challenge thrown your way.
Learn from the Best
Technical Communication students benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.