Courses Catalogue

Modeling And Computer Aided Engineering

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

Course Description

Engineering drawing is the language of Engineers and Technicians. Therefore, this course

intends 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


At 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.
  •     Outline and 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 Courses, 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.