Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MIET7057C

Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Zouev

Phone: +61 3 9925 4935
Email: george.zouev@rmit.edu.au

Vettri Chinnadurai

Phone: +61 3 9925 4667
Email: vettri.chinnadurai@rmit.edu.au

Sergei Eljaste

Phone: +61 3 9925 4661
Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply functions of computer-aided design (CAD) software programs that are typically used in the production of detail drawings.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

Element:

1. Confirm drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm purpose, scope, and information and presentation requirements for drawing
1.2 Review available information relevant to project and work requirements, and identify and address further information needs
1.3 Identify computing equipment and software used in the organisation
1.4 Identify work flow and procedures for work supervision
1.5 Examine requirements for presentation of drawings

Element:

2. Identify key features of CAD software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Describe types of CAD software used for detail drafting, their key features and suitability for producing specific drawing outcomes
2.2 Describe types of CAD software used for design drafting, their key features and suitability for producing specific drawing outcomes
2.3 Identify differences in CAD process to generate 2-D drawings and 3-D models, and reasons for each presentation
2.4 Identify differences in CAD process to generate single and multiple view drawings, and reasons for each presentation
2.5 Identify CAD software used in the organisation and confirm compatibility with other software programs and peripheral equipment
2.6 Identify software features for linked specifications, catalogues or materials ordering

Element:

3. Access software and set up for drawing work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Open software and navigate organisational filing and library system
3.2 Identify organisational and software templates and determine uses
3.3 Identify organisational symbols, codes and standards to be applied in drafting work and how these are accessed and applied
3.4 Apply workplace procedures to retrieve and manipulate required information and navigate computing technology
3.5 Set up working environment

Element:

4. Produce basic drawing elements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use CAD functions to produce basic drawing elements
4.2 Use editing and transfer tools and methods to modify drawing elements
4.3 Apply dimensions, text and symbols to drawing elements
4.4 Import and export files into/out of working space
4.5 Generate different views and perspectives
4.6 Organise presentation of work

Element:

5. Complete CAD operations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Save and file drawing elements according to organisational procedures
5.2 Print drawing elements and evaluate presentation
5.3 Evaluate work and identify areas for improvement
5.4 Close applications, perform CAD housekeeping and maintain organisational filing system


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects / Practical work


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM300031A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week
Topics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Overview of Engineering drawings, Graphic communication requirements. Technical drawings standards according to AS1100.
Computer hardware and software requirements. 2D& 3D CAD systems
1, 2
2Introduction to AutoCAD. Drawing Commands. Tutorial exercises1, 2, 3, 4, 5
3Drawing Commands. Tutorial exercises1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4Modify commands. Assist commands. Tutorial exercises
Assessment 1: Unit Test
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
5Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes. Submit drawing exercise for assessment.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6Feedback from drawing exercise and quiz. Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
7Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
8Use AutoCAD Hatch and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
9Block, Wblock & Insert Commands. Create Library Parts. Use block, Wblock and Insert commands to create library parts1, 2, 3, 4, 5
10Block, Wblock & Insert Commands. Create Library Parts. Use block, Wblock and Insert commands to create library parts1, 2, 3, 4, 5
11Orthogonal Projection
Use AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings
Plot Orthogonal Drawings (including dimensions)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
12Orthogonal Projection
Use AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings
Plot Orthogonal Drawings (including dimensions)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
13

Industry visit. To be announced

Assessment 2: Submit Drawing portfolio – Due 5 October 2015

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
14Drawing Template. Create a Template File1, 2, 3, 4, 5
15Complete outstanding tutorial exercises.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
16Assessment 3: Final Test - Orthogonal Drawings1, 2, 3, 4, 5
17Complete outstanding tutorial exercises.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

18Student feedback1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 15 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

AutoCAD Basic Skills 2013, Swinburne Press
Engineering Drawing - A. W. Boundy, 8th edition, 2012, McGraw-Hill


Other Resources

Learning and assessment materials posted on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

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:

 

Assessment 1: Unit Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Drawing Portfolio

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Final Test (Practical)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance CriteriaUnit TestDrawing portfolioFinal test (Practical)
1.1X X
1.2X X
1.3X X
1.4X X
1.5X X
2.1X X
2.2X X
2.3X X
2.4X X
2.5X X
2.6X X
3.1 XX
3.2 XX
3.3 XX
3.4 XX
3.5 XX
4.1 XX
4.2 XX
4.3 XX
4.4 XX
4.5 XX
4.6 XX
5.1 XX
5.2 XX
5.3 XX
5.4 XX

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Unit Test - 10%, Week 4
Assessment 2: Drawings Portfolio - 40%, Week 13
Assessment 3: Final Test (Practical) - 50%, Week 16

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM30031A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM300031A Elements & Performance Criteria                           
 Assessments 1.11.21.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.32.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 4.14.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4
 Assessment 1 X X X X X X X X XX X               
 Assessment 2            X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Assessment 3 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA 1.1EA 1.2EA 1.3EA 1.4EA1.5EA 1.6EA 2.1EA 2.2EA 2.3EA 2.4EA 3.1EA 3.2EA 3.3EA 3.4EA 3.5EA 3.6
Assessment 1  X X    X X X   X X X  X
Assessment 2  X X    X X X   X X X  
Assessment 3  X X    X X X    X X  

All Assessments MEM30031A

 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 3 3 0 1
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed               
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element               
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds of the Element               
3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element               

Other Information

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you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven 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 two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism:

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

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