How to Write an Engineering Paper (Online)
Duration 2 days
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience: Postgraduate students in engineering


The course is designed to raise your awareness and understanding of the process of getting your work published in journals so that you are better prepared to meet the expectations of editors and reviewers.

The course will be delivered as a number of recorded presentations, exercises and online discussion meetings that will all take place within the allocated session. At the end of the first day of the course, you will be asked to ‘peer-review’ a typical journal paper at home. The results will form the basis for the first section of discussion on the second day of the course. Guidance will be provided by the course tutor.

Process: This online course runs over two half-day sessions and will include learning exercises, group discussions and case studies. There will be some pre-recorded material to read prior to joining scheduled live webinars and some pre-requisite ‘homework’ set between the two days the course spreads across.

Aims/ Objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide practical guidance on how to write a successful engineering paper

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify features of a successful paper
  • Identify key parts of a technical paper
  • Understand and apply the process of planning, drafting and revising a technical paper
  • Recognise ethical and professional issues
  • Experience the review process
  • Identify the expectations of journal editors
  • Be familiar with the publishing process
  • Be familiar with dissemination routes

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to ‘be online’ prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.


Accessing the course 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

To access the course please follow the link below and log into Moodle using your normal username and password. You must use the link below when accessing this course for the first time as it allows you to self-enrol onto the course. Make sure that you log in to the course within two days of the course start date, after this date enrolment is disabled.

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