Courses Catalogue

Engineering Drawing

COURSE CODE: DME1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course deals with the practices and techniques of graphical communication application of drafting instruments, lettering scale and units of measure; descriptive geometry, orthographic projections, auxiliary views, dimensioning sectional views, pictorial drawing requirements of engineering working drawings and assembly and exploded detailed drawings.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To enable students to acquire and use engineering drawing skills as a means of accuracy, clearly communicating ideas, information, and instructions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Locate title block

Demonstrate different geometric projections and views in drawing

Describe different line types.

Apply different drawing skills in engineering fields.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •      Locate Title Block, revision level, and scale information and explain the importance of each.
  •      Distinguish an isometric projection from an orthographic projection and explain the differences of each.
  •      Apply principles (rationale and application) of orthographic projection (i.e., most common views used, most important view, the orientation of the three views, etc.).
  •  Identify the missing third view from a choice of four possible responses.
  •      Identify and explain common line types used on prints.
  •      Identify drafting symbols and selected features associated with metal forming (i.e., shear forms, bends, extrusions, notches, holes, thread callouts, etc.).
  •     Select 12 basic GD&T symbols and provide a working definition of each.