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Technical Communication and Instructional Design

The Technical Communication and Instructional Design (TCID) subject is housed within the School of English, Irish, and Communication.

Technical communication is a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics (STC, 2018):

  • Communicating about technical or specialised topics (e.g. communicating how to use or follow software applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations)
  • Communicating using technology (e.g. communication in websites, help files, and social media)
  • Communicating how to do something (e.g. communication in instruction manuals, online help documentation, and online/e-learning courses).

TCID currently offers two programmes: 

To learn more about these programmes, please visit