Course Syllabus - Philadelphia Syllabus Course Title: Engineering Drawing Course code: ... - Understand the engineering drawing fundamentals. ... AutoCAD: Drawing Aids, Object
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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Communications & Electronics
Course code: (620121) Course Title: Engineering Drawing
Course prerequisite (s) and/or corequisite (s): Course Level: 1st year
Credit hours: 3
Tutorial: 1 hour/Week Lecture Time:
Academic Staff Specifics
Course module description:
Engineering design require a combination of organization, analysis, and communication
skills. Engineering graphics is the primary medium for communicating design concepts and
is an important tool for analyzing engineering problems. This course aims at developing the
skills needed for documenting designs using drawings and for performing graphical analysis
of two dimensional and three dimensional problems. Manual and computer aided methods of
graphical analysis and communication covered. The course lays the foundation for acquiring
the skills that when collectively applied are known as reverse engineering.
Course module objectives:
At completing this module the student should be able to:
- Understand the engineering drawing fundamentals.
- Free hand sketches.
- Be familiar with the main commands in AutoCAD.
Course/ module components:
Books (title , author (s), publisher, year of publication)
Title: Engineering Design Graphics
Author: Earle, James, 11 edition.
E-mail Address Office
and Location Rank Name
Publisher: J. Wiley
Edition: 11th, 2007
Support material (s) (vcs, acs, etc).
Study guide (s) (if applicable)
Homework and laboratory guide (s) if (applicable).
2 Lectures a week
Knowledge and understanding
The student should know the basic principles needed for engineering drawings
Cognitive skills (thinking and analysis)
Some projects assigned aim to develop the thinking capability of the students
Communication skills (personal and academic)
Practical and subject specific skills (Transferable Skills)
Some practical home works assigned aim to develop the practical capability of the students:
- be familiar with AutoCAD software & manual drawing
Home Assignments & class works.
Final examination: 40 marks
Allocation of Marks
Mark Assessment Instruments
20% First examination
20% Second examination
40% Final examination
20% Reports, research projects, Quizzes, Home
Documentation and Academic Honesty
Documentation style (with illustrative examples).
Protection by copyright.
Course/module academic calendar
Basic and support material to be
and their due dates
AutoCAD: Introduction to
AutoCAD, Introduction to
Lettering and Scales
AutoCAD: Draw Commands,
Basic drafting, use of instruments
AutoCAD: Erase and Selection
Sets, Options Menu, Basic Display
Commands, Edit Commands
Geometric construction I
AutoCAD: Drawing Aids, Object
Snapping, Layers, Line types,
Geometric construction II
AutoCAD: More Draw
Introduction to projection, points,
lines and planes
AutoCAD: Regions and
Boundaries, Blocks and Attributes
AutoCAD: Controlling Views,
Thickness and Elevation
Sectional views (full, half, offset,
remove, revolve, broken out)
AutoCAD-3D: Visualizing the
Model, Z Coordinates, User
Auxiliary views, true length of a
line, point view, edge view, and
true size of a plane. Visibility of
AutoCAD-3D: 3D Orbit
Commands, Dynamic View -
Dihedral angle, piercing point.
AutoCAD-3D: 3D Model Objects.
2D Solids and 3D Faces, 3D
Angle between lines, angle
between line and plane. Skew
Complex surfaces. Solids
On average students need to spend 2 hours of study and preparation for each 50-minute
Absence from lectures and/or tutorials shall not exceed 15%. Students who exceed the 15% limit
without a medical or emergency excuse acceptable to and approved by the Dean of the relevant
college/faculty shall not be allowed to take the final examination and shall receive a mark of zero
for the course. If the excuse is approved by the Dean, the student shall be considered to have
withdrawn from the course.
1) Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2006, James D. Bethune.
2) Getting Started, AutoCAD 2006, Autodesk.
3) Graphic Science and Design, French, Vierck and Foster.