Course Title: Interpret technical drawing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MIET7551C

Course Title: Interpret technical drawing

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Sam Crupi

Nominal Hours: 40

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 covers interpreting technical drawing applying to any of the full range of engineering disciplines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing


1. Select correct technical drawing

Performance Criteria:

1.1.            Drawing is checked and validated against job requirements or equipment.

1.2. Drawing version is checked and validated.


2. Interpret technical drawing

Performance Criteria:


2.1.            Components, assemblies or objects are recognised as required.

2.2.            Dimensions are identified as appropriate to field of employment.

2.3.            Instructions are identified and followed as required.

2.4.            Material requirements are identified as required.

2.5. Symbols are recognised in the drawing as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a CAD room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study  to complete assignments outside class time.

In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students 
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation 

Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.

Teaching Schedule

Session Class Content - To complete for each course Learning elements
1  Group project - Peeler design  All
2  Introduction to course:
  • Learning outcomes - what you are going to learn in this class
  • Learning plan - weekly timetable of classes
  • Assessment criteria - Rubrics
  • Course requirements - expectations of student engagement in learning and assessment
  • Consultation framework - how and when your teacher will give you feedback on how you are going.
3  General Drawing - Documentation set up and 3rd Angle projection  2,3
4  Continued - title block and page set up  2,3
5  Continued - title block  and page set up - Task 1 introduced  2,3
6  Continued  2,3
7  Task 1 submission - check and validation of practice of drawing production  1,2, and 3
8  Documenting ideas - Task 2 introduced  1
9  General drawing  2,3

 General drawing - drawing management - Task 4 introduced

11  General Drawing - Drawing management - BOM  2,3
12  Task 2 and 4 class work  
13  Task 2 submission and task 3 in class exercise  1,2 and 3
14  Task 4 in class work  1,2 and 3
15  task 4 in class work  1,2 and 3
16 Student Assessment - task 4 submission  1,2 and 3
  Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.   1,2 and 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


Assessment task          Content/requirements                                                   Hand out Date               Due date

1                                       Chair Orthogonal Drawing                                                  Week    5                Week 7

2                                       FLat Pack Form                                                                  Week    8                Week 13

3                                       Drawing check against standards                                       Week    13             Week 13

4                                       2D into 3D object - Laser cut Glasses                                Week    10             Week 16

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design

CHD         Competent with high distinction             80 - 100           Highly developed
CDI           Competent with distinction                    70 - 79            Well developed
CC            Competent with credit                           60 - 69            Developed
CAG         Competent achieved - graded               50 - 59              Sound
NYC         Not Yet Competent
DNS         Did not submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

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