Technical Communication Essentials

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
30540 USD/year
30540 USD/year
20624 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Technical Communication Essentials program offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology prepares students to communicate in rapidly changing technology fields. Students gain skills and knowledge in technical writing and editing, documentation, content management, and web-based training. 

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The Technical Communication Essentials program offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology is primarily suited for professionals who intend to learn/expand their careers as technical writers, editors, trainers, website designers, and documentation specialists. Instructors using new technologies in the classroom or via corporate education will also find interest in this program.

The graduate certificate’s narrow focus allows you to dig deep into this specific topic, and start applying your knowledge sooner. It is possible to earn this certificate fully through online courses. And, in doing so, you’ll learn from NJIT’s distinguished professors and instructors.

What will I learn?

  • Advanced Professional and Technical Communication which introduces students to the profession and the academic discipline of technical/professional communication. It includes usability analysis; visual information; ethics; global communication; report writing; information literacy; communicating with new technologies; and technical writing style.
  • Elements of Visual Design which integrates theories of design, techniques of composition, and technologies of electronic and print publishing.
  • Content Management and Information Architecture will focus on the use of Information Architecture methodologies (such as, DITA or DocBook) to develop a structure for presenting technical information and on Content Management tools for creating a single source repository for this information. In-demand proprietary software free to students in course.
  • Professional and Technical Editing includes correctness and conciseness, hard copy and on-line editing, editing graphics, document management, editor-author relationships, and ethical considerations in editing.
  • eLearning Design for Mobile is a critical skill for today's technical communicator. Specific skills and tools are required to ensure a successful implementation. Based on proven user centered design concepts, this course provides the student with the skills necessary to create effective mobile training programs.. In-demand proprietary software free to students in course.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Advanced Professional and Technical Communication
  • Elements of Visual Design
  • Proposal Writing
  • Professional and Technical Editing
  • Writing for Professional and Technical Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


12 Credits alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your most recent degree was earned at a school outside the United States, you must submit GRE scores as part of your application for admission. Additionally, the following graduate programs require the GRE for all applicants: applied physics, architecture, biology, infrastructure planning, materials science.
  • All full-time applicants pursuing a degree in Newark College of Engineering also require a GRE.
  • The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants to graduate programs within the Martin Tuchman School of Management.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    20624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20624 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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From scholarships and grants—which never need to be repaid—to borrowed money, our generous undergraduate financial aid packages put an NJIT education within even closer reach than ever. More than 72 percent of incoming undergrads receive financial aid, and, for the 2012–2013 academic year, awards ranged from $500 to $31,000, with the average undergraduate financial aid package totaling close to $16,356. (For information about graduate financial support, click here.) The Office of Student Financial Aid Services awards approximately $100 million in financial aid to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

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