Course Title: Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET6093C

Course Title: Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8342
 

Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a standard CAD software package, using basic features, in order to prepare simple engineering drawings to AS 1100.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30001A Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

Element:

1. Prepare the CAD environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 All relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures for the CAD software are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.
1.2 The CAD package is booted up in accordance with workplace procedures.
1.3 Screen display areas and basic parameters are set in accordance with instructions.
 

Element:

2. Produce a basic drawing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Basic CAD drawings are created and guidance is sought as required.
2.2 Drawings are prepared in accordance with AS 1100 or equivalent or in accordance with standard operating procedures.
2.3 As required, CAD drawings are reviewed with supervisor and/or other designated staff in accordance with company procedures.
 

Element:

3. Modify existing CAD drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Existing CAD drawings are located and modified by adding, deleting or changing drawing elements within that drawing.

Element:

4. Produce output

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Drawing files are saved in the appropriate format in accordance with standard operating procedures.
4.2 Drawing files are printed out using plotter or equivalent devices.
 

Element:

5. Perform the appropriate exit and shutdown procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Programs and computer are shut down in accordance with workplace procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will use the Planning and Time Management chart in the learning material to assist them through the course. The chart lists all your topics and their learning outcomes, and the activities and assessments to complete. Following this chart is the best way to monitor your progress and ensure you meet all deadlines.

This course runs for an 8 week duration (approximately 4 hours per week) consisting of both; in-class time and out of hours study. Students are expected to complete the project assessment either during scheduled class time or in their own time.
 

Students will submit their assessment projects and activities as indicated in the Learning Guide and feedback on activities and assessments will be provided during and after submission.

 All work must be presented as specified by your teacher and as per the instructions in the learning guide.  Students are required to be professional in both presentation and attitude, including meeting of deadlines. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Students must ensure they have read the plagiarism statement in the Course Outlines online.

A schedule of assessments can be found below and in the learning guides.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKLEARNING  SCHEDULE          ASSESSMENT                                                
1

• Introduction to the subject and AutoCAD
• Opening AutoCAD
• How to create an AutoCAD folder in Windows Explorer – “H” drive and an AutoCAD file
• Becoming familiar with the AutoCAD environment
• Intro to basic commands & text

- Class Activity– Basic Drawing 1
- Class Activity– Basic Drawing 2
- Class Activity- Read through Learning Guide and e-books

• Create new Template file on H drive
• Set up dimensions and text – “SAVE”
• Text
• Print (w/out paper/model space)
• Shutting down AutoCAD and saving to USB
 

• Assessment 1: Title blocks- A2, A3, A4
2• Revisit basic commands
• Extra commands
• Blocks & Insert
• Dimensions
• Engineering scales
• Drawing layout
• Linetypes and styles

- Class Activity- Section marks & North points

• Use technical manuals to find steel members
• Introduction to AS1100
 
• Assessment 2– Draw Steel Sections
3• Set up layers
• Fillet and round edges
• Fence and Fence stretch
• Advanced functions

- Class Activity – Draw Steel Flange
 
• Assessment 3– Draw Sleeve Bracket
4• Discuss and demonstrate further commands
• 3rd angle projection
 
• Assessment 4– Draw Brass Block
5• Drawing and dimensioning on angles: oblique
• Printing: Paper space/model space

- Class Activity- Solid Modelling
 
 
6• Autocad Extended commands
 
• Assessment 5– Draw Safety Bracket
• Assessment 6– Draw MS Sleeve
7• In Class TestAssessment 7- Test
8• Resubmissions, Assignment hand in’s and feedback to individual students 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012: No Experience Required
2. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT Essentials
3. AS 1100.101—1992 Australian Standard Technical drawing

 


Other Resources

  • Web links
  • In class videos


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

All assessment tasks are drawing based assessments to be completed on the CAD program taught in class. Each assessment gradually steps up in degrees of difficulty as the student develops and gains greater experience with the program and Engineering concepts. Below is a Marking Guideline to assist students understand the grading system and what it takes to achieve a higher grade and improve their performance. A Marking guideline matrix appears in the learning guide for this course.

• Assessment 1: Draw Title blocks- A2, A3, A4 (10%)
Student must draw an A2, A3 and A4 title blocks to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

• Assessment 2– Draw Steel Sections (20%)
Students must draw sections through steel Universal Beams and Universal Columns after searching product catalogues to establish their dimensions.

• Assessment 3– Draw Sleeve Bracket (10%)
Students must draw the Sleeve Bracket using Orthographic Projection and adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards.

• Assessment 4– Draw Brass Block (20%)
Students must draw the Sleeve Bracket using Orthographic Projection and adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards.

• Assessment 5– Draw Safety Bracket (10%)
Students must draw the Safety Bracket using Orthographic and Isometric Projection while adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards.

• Assessment 6– Draw MS Sleeve (10%)
Students must draw the MS Sleeve using Orthographic Projection and adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards.

• Assessment 7- Test (20%)
Students must draw an Engineering object using Orthographic Projection and adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards. The test will cover all Learning Outcomes in this course.


 


Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT                                              OUTCOMES
Assessment 1:  Title blocks- A2, A3, A41,2,5
Assessment 2: Steel Sections1,2,5
Assessment 3: Sleeve Bracket1,2,3,5
Assessment 4: Brass Block1,2,3,5
Assessment 5: Safety Bracket1,2,3,4,5
Assessment 6: MS Sleeve1,2,3,4,5

Assessment 7: Test

1,2,3,4,5

Other Information

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a disability or long-term medical condition you should contact the DLU to seek advice and support.

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Late submission:

If you require an extension for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you require an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted nor marked.

Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and it is recommended that you check it regularly.
 

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