Course Title: Create engineering drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MIET6150C

Course Title: Create engineering drawings

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah

+61 3 9925 4445

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to create and output two-dimensional (2-D) engineering drawings using suitable surveying software. It requires high-level technical application and the ability to apply theoretical concepts to a range of surveying data specifications. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5020A Create engineering drawings


1 Prepare computer-aided design (CAD) environment.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Objectives, deliverables, constraints and principal
work activities are defined and documented
according to the written spatial data specifications
and legislative requirements.
1.2 System variables are customised to suit standard
operating procedures.
1.3 Relevant manuals, instructions and operating
procedures for software and hardware being used are
obtained according to workplace procedures.
1.4 Menus are customised to suit standard operating procedures.

1.5 Drawing defaults are customised to suit the
applicable drafting standards and procedures.
1.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in operating environment and equipment.


2 Create 2-D engineering drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Engineering drawings are created using available
software systems.
2.2 Drawing entities are linked to database attributes to
suit job requirements.
2.3 Detailed views are created using various scales to
meet job requirements.
2.4 Plots are produced at required scales to meet job
2.5 If a 3-D model is created, products are determined
and entities are created in 3-D space to job


3 Produce output.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Files are saved in various formats according to
standard operating procedures.
3.2 Entities are produced from the drawing files or
database and are listed in required format to meet job
3.3 Supplementary data is extracted from engineering
drawing to meet job requirements.
3.4 OHS requirements are planned for and adhered to.


4 Finalise the task.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 All required documentation is completed promptly,
accurately and according to organisational
4.2 Relevant personnel are informed of the results.
4.3 Spatial data is archived according to project

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led:
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction specifying the outcomes required to design and set out basic roads, railways and associated engineering structures. and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.

Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.


 Week No Topic delivered Assessment/Task
 1 Grid Levelling &Contouring  
 2 Volume from spot heights 
 3 Trig heighting & Feature survey 
 4Horizontal Circular curves 
 5 Horizontal Circular curves Assignment 1
 6Setting Out Hz Circular curves
Craigieburg Bypass Ring Road
(Vic Roads design of Hume Highway)
 7 Horizontal Circular Curve 
 8 Compound & Reverse Curves 
 9 Compound & Reverse Curves 
 10 Vertical Curves 
 11 Vertical Curves 
 12 Vertical Curves Assignment 2
 13Cross sectional area & Volume 
 14 Cross sectional area & Volume 
 15 Revision 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Reference Texts:  

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold. Engineering Surveying, SchofieldnW. Surveying for Engineers, J. Uren and W.F. Price


Web Resources: - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Australia - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors. - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys - Geoscience Australia – National

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying known solutions to a range of problems
• applying mathematical principles and skills to a range of surveying-related problems
• assessing and recording information from varied engineering sources
• performing a range of tasks where choice between a substantial range of options is required
• understanding mathematical concepts and techniques
• understanding operational knowledge in a broad range of CAD environments
• understanding terms used in calculations
• understanding the purpose of numerically solving surveying problems
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.

Assessment Tasks

Observation, using a skills checklist of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical field work exercises within a simulated workplace project; including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives..

Assessment Matrix

Element 1Prepare computer-aided design (CAD) environmentAssignment 1
Element 2
Create 2-D engineering drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.
Assignment 1
Element 3Produce output.Assignment 2
Element 4
Finalise the task.
Assignment 2

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