The Technical Report Requirement for Technologist
Applicants who have completed a Canadian non-accredited engineering technology programs or foreign programs that have been assessed by the Panel of Examiners as equivalent to Technologist academics will be required to submit a Technical Report to achieve the Technologist academic classification.
Applicants will be informed of the Technical Report requirement in writing after their application has been assessed by the Panel of Examiners.
To view a list of nationally accredited programs, go to www.cctt.ca
What is a Technical Report?
The Technical Report is the final academic requirement for applicants seeking registration as a Technologist with CTTAM. A Technical Report is also referred to as an applied science research project.
The subject of the Report may be a design, a test, the selection or development of a process, or a significant piece of equipment. The Report should show an attempt to solve an engineering problem in a practical manner and must be related to the individual's discipline of study and if applicable, work experience. It should utilize engineering technologist level mathematics and engineering/applied science fundamentals appropriate to the subject matter to show a clear indication that the writer understands the subject and can analyze at the technologist level.
A Technical Report has no fewer than 3,000 words but normally has 4,000 - 6,000 words in the main body.
The Purpose of a Technical Report
The purpose of a Technical Report is to assess the candidate's ability to effectively state and solve an engineering or applied science problem, utilizing the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired by a Technologist.
To achieve National Accreditation status, engineering or applied science technology programs must show that graduates for all technology disciplines complete an acceptable Technical Report. As a result, all applicants for membership/certification who have been assessed at having Technologist equivalent academics from a non-accredited technology program must complete a Technical Report to achieve a Technologist academic classification with CTTAM.
Technical Reports are assessed by the Panel of Examiners for Academic Purposes Only, a Passing Grade does Not Endorse or Evaluate any Conclusion.
The Process for Completing a Technical Report
The process is as follows:
- The applicant submits a synopsis or proposal for the Technical Report.
- The Panel of Examiners approves the synopsis.
- The applicant submits the Technical Report within one year of the synopsis approval.
- The Panel of Examiners reviews the Report and gives it a grade of pass or fail.
Applicants with a grade of pass will achieve the academic equivalent of Technologist and will be encouraged to apply for reclassification to Certified Engineering Technologist upon achieving the required work experience. Applicants with a grade of fail will be provided with an evaluation containing suggested improvements and be allowed to re-submit. Reports that are considered to be greatly deficient will not be allowed the opportunity to re-submit.
Members or Applicants may Discuss with the registrar other options for completing the Technical Report Requirement.
Each Technical Report must have a Declaration of Sole Author: Click Here for Declaration
Technical Report Writing Program for Internationally Trained Engineering Professionals
Red River College in partnership with CTTAM and offers a Technical Report Writing Program for newcomers to Canada.
- The Following Conditions are preferred but not Mandatory:
- Registered with CTTAM
- English is an Additional Language
- English Language Benchmarks for Reading and Writing are at a minimum level of 7
- Require only the Technical Report to achieve Technologist academics with CTTAM
- Preference is given to applicants who are currently working in their discipline of study.
Students receive weekly instruction in English language and technical report writing skills. Each student is assigned a volunteer Technical Advisor who is a CTTAM certified member.
Note: The Email listed in the Brouchure is only active at Red River College when the course is listed or being held.
All inquires on Technical Writing should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Brochure for this Program click here.
If you are interested in applying for this program;
Contact the Program Manager at email@example.com or the CTTAM Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org