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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

Technical English for Engineers Certification covers all the areas of grammar, and vocabulary - that are necessary for undergraduate students of all branches of engineering sciences as well as in areas such as problem-solving, team coordination, and project management.

Technical English for Engineers Classes includes topics such as reading, writing and listening comprehension, note taking, summarizing, and report writing, along with fundamental elements of grammar and vocabulary.

All students get a Technical English for Engineers Certification from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) under the Swayam Initiative by the Government of India. 

The Highlights

  • Provided by IIT Madras
  • Online course
  • Shareable Certificate
  • Expert Lectures

Programme Offerings

  • video lectures
  • Study Materials

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Madras

If you want course certification, you have to register and write the final exam. The exam is optional for a fee of Rs. 1000 and only the e-certificate will be made available and hard copies will not be dispatched.

Technical English for Engineers Certification Fees

The Technical English for Engineers Certification Fee is nil. It's open to all interested candidates.


Amount in INR

Course Fees


Course Fees (with certification)

INR 1000/-

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates appearing or appeared for qualifying exams.

Certificate Qualifying Details

  • E-certificates will be issued to all such participants who have attended the program with an average assignment score greater than or equal to 10/25 and the final exam score greater than 30/75. If one of the above-mentioned criteria isn’t met, you will not get the certificate even if the final score is greater than or equal to 40/100.

Work experience

  • Work Experience is not required to get enrolled in this certificate course.

What you will learn

Writing skills

Students enrolling for the Technical English for Engineers Certification Course facilitates communication among native and non-native speakers of English and also reduce the risk of errors. 

Technical English for Engineers Training is designed for self-study purposes, where candidates will be required to solve regular quizzes assignments, and many more and this is used as an add-on to classroom teaching. More about English in depth in other English Certification Courses.

After completion of this Technical English for Engineers Certification, the learning outcomes include:

  • Recognize text transitions and comprehend technical and scientific contexts.
  • Read and understand data from charts and graphical representations.
  • Use the right grammar and vocabulary when writing reports.
  • Create email and resume cover letters for job applications.
  • Productive group discussions, formal and informal interactions, and technical presentations.

Who it is for

There shall be good job opportunities for these roles below if students apply for Technical English for Engineers Online Course:

Admission Details

Admission for the certificate course in Technical English for Engineers Certification starts soon. Students are requested to enroll for technical English for engineering students by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website

Step 2: Fill up the course application form

Step 3: Upload all necessary documents

Step 4: Pay the fee online if you require certification

The Syllabus

  • Listening/Reading Comprehension
  • Dictation
  • Notemaking

  • Using words in context
  • Use of formal expressions and usages
  • Formal presentations (organizing data and slide preparation)

  • Skimming through the text
  • Scanning

  • Grammar
  • Introduction to elements of academic writing
  • Report Writing
  • Resume writing
  • Project Proposal writing

Evaluation process

An exam will be conducted at the end and if you get the required marks, you will be eligible to get an e-certificate.


IIT Madras Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Why is technical language important?

It is important as proper technical writing is concise, focused, correct and easy to read and understand because it is aimed at using in real-world situations.

2: How are the classes for Technical English for Engineers Online Course being held?

The classes for technical english for engineers nptel under Swayam are conducted in online virtual mode.

3: Why is functional English important for professional engineers?

It is important as it aims to improve the skills from an intermediate to advanced level and to help them overcome their fear of public speaking.

4: Who is the instructor for this course?

The instructor is  Prof. Aysha Iqbal from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. 

5: Is the certificate provided to all the students?

The course is free to enroll and learn but if you want a certificate, you have to register for a particular fee and write the proctored exam.


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