Course Title: Produce basic engineering drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET7058C

Course Title: Produce basic engineering drawings

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:- Alan Wazir
Phone no:- 99254153
email:- alan.wazir@rmit

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 covers producing drawings or similar graphical representations where the critical dimensions and associated tolerances and design specifications are predetermined.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings


1. Identify drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify information requirements for work and obtain all relevant job requirements and design specifications in accordance with workplace procedures
1.2 Identify, interpret and analyse drawing requirements, specifications and relevant workplace information
1.3 Interpret and apply industry terminology for drawing work
1.4 Confirm communication practices required during drawing work
1.5 Estimate time requirements for completing work


2. Select drawing features

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up drawing list or register
2.2 Determine level of detail and numbers of drawings required for work
2.3 Plan presentation and layout, and determine drawing sheets, text style and size, and scales, appropriate for drawing work
2.4 Identify features and applications of line types and thicknesses and select for drawing work
2.5 Establish datums and dimensions


3. Prepare and detail drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare drawings in plane orthogonal, isometric projection or equivalent
3.2 Detail drawings in third angle projection, including auxiliary views, sections and assemblies
3.3 Draw sections through engineering components incorporating correct use of cutting plane symbols and conventions
3.4 Include appropriate symbols for limits and fits, surface texture and geometric tolerances
3.5 Resolve problems in consultation with a supervisor
3.6 Check drawing compliance with work instructions and specifications


4. Select physical dimensions and produce engineering parts list

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Where required, select components and/or materials from supplier/manufacturer catalogues using predetermined design specifications
4.2 Produce an engineering parts list in accordance with workplace procedures


5. Complete drawing documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Obtain approval for drawings and/or parts list
5.2 Store approved drawings and/or parts lists
5.3 Catalogue and issue drawing and documentation in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

Not Applicable

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups as required.

Teaching Schedule

SessionTopic Content Delivery
Including Learning activities
1Overview of Engineering drawings, Graphic communication.
Technical drawings standards according to AS1100.
Tutorial: Engineering and workshop Terms 1.
2Determine third angle projection. Determine placement of views. Demonstrate projection standards. Review Chapter 6 Boundy. Drawing Orthographic Views - Problems 6.1
Engineering and workshop Terms 2
3Assess notes, drawing versions and dates for sketches or drawings. Identify correctly objects and items from sketches and drawings. Drawing Orthographic Views - Problems 6.2, 6.4
Engineering and workshop Terms 3
4Draw objects to ensure clear communications of requirements in accordance to Australian Standards. Engineering and workshop Terms 4. Drawing Orthographic Views - Problems 6.5, 6.111,2,3,4
5Interpret elementary drawing and production symbols, dimensions, tolerances, material requirements. Drawing Orthographic Views - Problems 6.13, 6.14. Engineering and workshop Terms 51,2,3,4
6Unit Test Engineering Terms. Perform Complex drawing complete with dimensions and tolerances
Drawing Orthographic Views - Problems 6.34, 6.3. Test: Engineering and workshop terms and drawing interpretation.
7Draw objects to ensure clear communications of requirements in accordance to Australian Standards. Interpret views and projections correctly to reconstruct a 3D image of components. Drawing Isometric Views 8.2, 8.31,2,3,4&5
8Draw objects to ensure clear communications of requirements in accordance to Australian Standards. Interpret views and projections correctly to reconstruct a 3D image of components. Drawing Isometric Views 8.5, 8.101,2,3,4&5
9Select Physical dimensions from manufacturer hand books. Prepare engineering parts list. Issue or file completed drawing/parts list.1,2,3,4&5
10Prepare drawings to present information. Fully describe the requirements by adding dimension, tolerances and notes.
Drawing Assembly drawings 9.1
11Prepare drawings to present information. Fully describe the requirements by adding dimension, tolerances and notes.
Drawing Assembly drawings 9.11
12Drawing orthogonal sectional views.Draw sections through simple engineering1,2,3,4&5
13Drawing orthogonal sectional views.Draw sections through simple engineering1,2,3,4&5
14Orthogonal Detail ; Limits and fits Exercise;hidden outlines and missing view exercises. Submit drawing portfolio1,2,3,4&5
15Final Test – Isometric, Orthogonal Drawings - Open Book1,2,3,4&5
16Assessment feedback1,2,3,4&5
17Finalisation of assessment1,2,3,4&5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Drawing – A. W. Boundy, 7th or later edition, McGraw-Hill Publishers


Student Network Drive ’S’-drive S:\Mechanical and Manufacturing Students\MIET7058C Produce Basic Engineering drawings \

Other Resources

Drawing equipment

a. Clutch Pencil Set, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or
b. Pencils – Standard: Construction and low strength lines – 2H, Outlines, sketching and bold lines, HB and sharpener.
c. Erasers (soft type)
d. Circle and Ellipse Templates - metric
e. 45 and 60 degree set squares
f. 300 mm plastic/steel rule
g. Compasses (metal) or Compasses Set (Staedtler or similar)
h. Eraser Shield (metal)
i. Drawing Folio, Tube etc. (protect and carry drawings).

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to produce basic engineering drawings to AS 1100.101–1992 Technical drawing – General principles.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
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.To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Engineering and Workshop Terms (20%)

This assessment will focus on your ability to identify and describe mechanical and machine elements and mechanical workshop terms. You will be able to describe these elements and represent these elements in terms of drawings and symbols according to AS1100. You will also read, identify and interpret engineering drawings in terms of symbols, dimensions, 3rd angle projection views and sectioning formats

This component will have a weighting of 20% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 2 – Drawing Portfolio (30%)

This assessment will focus on your ability to manually produce technical engineering drawings according to AS1100. This will involve:

• Graphics communication and manual drawing
• Function of engineering drawings and standards
• Sheet preparation and layout
• Third angle projection of orthogonal drawings
• Referencing relevant specifications and standards in the interpretation and preparation of drawings
• Drawing sectional views, dimensioning, tolerance conventions and practices
• Isometric and oblique projections
• Assembly and detail drawings
• Material requirements
• Engineering and workshop terms

This drawing portfolio will have a weighting of 30% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 3 – Drawing Test (open book) (50%)

From an isometric dimensioned drawing, you will produce a fully dimensioned and specified 3rd angle projection technical drawing in accordance to the principles set out in AS1100. You will be required to produce a top, side and front elevation views as well as a sectioned view.

This practical exercise will have a weighting of 50% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment Matrix

Competency / ModuleAssessment 1
Engineering and Workshop Terms
Assessment 2
Drawing Portfolio
Final Test 1
Performance Criteria 1YesYesYes
Performance Criteria 2YesYesYes
Performance Criteria 3YesYesYes
Performance Criteria 4YesYesYes
Performance Criteria 5YesYesYes

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

To facilitate homework, a drawing board will be necessary. A3 or larger size.

Plastic A3 boards and rules as well as protractor heads are available.

A simple ’T’-square, 15cm compasses and 45 deg and 60 deg set square would be sufficient.

RMIT will supply the use of a drawing board, rule and protractor head within timetabled class times.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) 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 or marked.

Special consideration:
If student cannot submit assignment or attend assessment as scheduled, please consider applying for Special Consideration. All RMIT policies apply and they can be viewed on the RMIT website.

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