Courses Catalogue

Engineering Drawing

COURSE CODE: MEC1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Know the title block
  •  Outline different geometric projections and views in drawing
  • Know 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.