Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines

Note: This course has replaced the former course: Technical Writing for Publication

The aim of the course is to offer participants an opportunity to improve their communicative strategies and academic writing skills to meet disciplinary demands. An explicit aim is to increase the participants’ awareness of the prevailing publication conventions in their specific field of study, with a primary focus on research articles.

Course instruction

The course comprises a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials combined with group exercises and individual assignments. For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities and completed all assignments in the course.

The course is taught in English.


To be admitted to the course applicants have to be part of a PhD programme at LTH.

Additionally, applicants must have progressed far enough in their doctoral work that they are ready to begin writing an original research paper. Doctoral students who have not yet gathered enough original results to write their own research article should wait to apply until they are eligible. Applicants who gain a place in the course and are not able to complete the assignments because they are too early in their doctoral work will be removed from the course.

Admission to the course takes into consideration your progress as a doctoral student and whether you are prepared to start writing an original research article. We do our very best to ensure a fair admission process for all. There is no standing waiting list that rolls over from one term to the next, and you should apply for this course if you want to take it this term, regardless of whether you have applied previously.


The course corresponds to 4 weeks of full-time work and to 6 credits in third-cycle (PhD) studies (with Pass and Fail as available grades), if this is in line with the individual study plan.

Syllabus (in English) (PDF, 372 kB, new tab)

Kursplan (in Swedish) (PDF, 380 kB, new tab)

Course instructor

Lene Nordrum,, Senior lecturer, LU

Please note!

The different course sections run in parallel and admission for all of them is set at the same time. When you apply to the course you will be able to indicate which course sections you can attend. Do not submit separate applications for different course sections. It will not improve your chances of getting a spot in the course.

Application closes 2021-08-31


Schedule AW1 Autumn 2021 starts 21 September (9.15-12.00)

AW 2

Schedule AW2 Autumn 2021 starts 21 September (13.15-16.00)

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