Courses Catalogue

Modeling & Computer Aided Engineering

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Engineering drawing is the language of Engineers and Technicians. Therefore, it is the intent of this course to equip students with practical skills necessary to prepare complete, concise, and make accurate communications through engineering drawings using AutoCAD. It introduces students to Computer Aided Drawing and Design; Geometrical Constructions; two- dimensional sketching, sketching for creating solid models, drawing and editing commands in CAD environments. Orthographic projection; 1st and 3rd angle projection, Principal views, Basic Dimensioning, size tolerances. Creating three – dimensional models; Extrude, Revolve, Holes, Shell, Fillet, Chamfer, Split, Sculpt, Work Planes, Ribs, Loft, Sweep. Creating orthographic views from a solid model, Auxiliary views. Pictorial Drawing; Isometric Drawing, Oblique Drawing. Sectioning and conventions. Introduction to Solid Modeling for Assemblies, Assembly Drawing.


To familiarize with the use of computer software to simulate performance in order to improve product designs or assist in the resolution of civil engineering problems


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

·         Acquire Engineering drawing skills for use in design and manufacturing field.

·         Read and interpret blueprints for manufacturing.

·         Develop the understanding of 2D and 3D computer-aided drafting with the requirements of good engineering drawings and be able to apply them to their work.

·         apply iterative design processes towards solving an open-ended design challenge, including problem identification, concept generation & selection, design details, and design validation.


A student on completing this course is expected to:

·         Draw two-dimensional sketches, views in CAD environment (particularly in AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor)

·         Create solid models of objects; objects in basic shapes, composite bodies, custom built machine parts, building modules, etc.

·         Draw the orthographic views of an object in CAD environment (particularly in Autodesk AutoCAD environment).

·         Create the orthographic views of an object from the solid model (particularly in Autodesk Inventor environment).

·         Dimension the views, show some annotations, provide the size tolerance of functional features, and general tolerances

·         Explain and interpret the dimensions and the associated tolerances, some annotations

·         Read the given orthographic views; i.e., visualize the 3- Dimensional model of the object shown to its orthographic views and create its CAD model.

·         Create auxiliary views, revolved views, sectional views.