Course Title: Computer Aided Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computer Aided Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Toh Yen Pang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6128

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East Campus: 251.03.022

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides an introduction into engineering design and communication through the use of computer aided design (CAD) software. The principles and methods of engineering design are introduced, and the critical role of graphic communication within the design process is described. Visual communication of engineering designs through technical drawings is extensively covered, with reference to the relevant engineering standards. The use of CAD software to generate computer models and technical drawings is presented and supported by computer-based tutorials. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.6.  Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.2.  Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

3.2.  Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Integrate the role of graphic communication in the engineering design process
2. Generate and interpret engineering technical drawings of parts and assemblies according to engineering design standards.
3. Use CAD software to generate a computer model and technical drawing for a simple, well-defined part or assembly.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can include lectures, class discussions, class software demonstrations, computer-based tutorials and assignments.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the course Canvas site, which is accessed through myRMIT. This material can include any course notes, tutorial files, and references.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task:  Quizzes
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2:  Mid Semester Test
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2

Assessment Task 3: Group Project
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam
Weighting 35% 
This assessment supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3