Course Title: Drawings & Drafting (Mechanical)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OENG7296

Course Title: Drawings & Drafting (Mechanical)

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amir Zokaei Fard
Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4184
Contact Email:

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

AERO5385 Aerospace Drawing and Drafting

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in aerospace (mechanical) practices.
This course provides an introduction to computer aided drafting (CAD) applications, examples including pipelines; spur gears; material types, specifications and surface conditions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH160 Drawings & Drafting (Mechanical)

Learning Outcomes

1. Draw pipelines using correct aerospace engineering symbols and conventions.
2. Draw spur gears using standard engineering drawing practice.
3. Apply correct surface texture conventions to an engineering drawing.
4. Apply material specifications and surface treatment conventions to for engineering drawings.
5. Prepare and discuss aerospace engineering drawing using a computer aided drafting (CAD) software package.
6. Co-ordinate and participate in the preparation of manual and / or computerised detailed drawings.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in CAD applications in aerospace engineering and ability to use AutoCAD package to construct, dimension, annotate and plot a simple aerospace component.

Computer Laboratory: Computer labs are 180 minutes long and take place once a week. We mainly use Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, but enhance the material with some active learning exercises.

Readings: The readings will use the recommended textbooks and give an overview of the published literature in the field.
Assignments: The assignments will challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge and skills from the lectures.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to AutoCAD (Basic Drawing Functions
Week 2: Tutorial
Week 3: Basic Modifying Functions
Week 4: Tutorial- Assignment 1
Week 5: Introduction to Duplicating Commands like Commands Move, Copy,..
Week 6: Tutorial
Week 7: Introduction to Detailing (Dimensions, Labels, and Notes,…)
Week 8: Tutorial- Assignment 2
Week 9: Introduction to Crosshatching, Using Level Function and Isometric Drawing
Week 10: Examination

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


Ramaekers, Henry, “AutoCAD 2006 Basic Skills”, Swinburne University Press, 2009.
Ward, Harry O & Orem, Nancy S, “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009: Procedures and applications”, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009.
Dix, Mark & Riley, Paul, “Discovering AutoCAD 2009”, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009.
George Omura, “Introducing AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

Other Resources

Zimmerman, Philip, J. “ Harnessing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009”, Delmar, New York, 2008.
Stellman, T. & Krishnan, G.V., “Introducing AutoCAD 2006”,2nd Edition, Autodesk, 2007.
Kirkpatrick, James M., “The AutoCAD Book; Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD 2004”, Autodesk, 2004.
Grabowski, Ralph., “Using AutoCAD 2008 Basics”, Autodesk, 2008.
Kalameja, Alan, J.,”AutoCAD 2008 Tutor for Engineering Graphics”, Autodesk, 2008

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed in various ways to ensure you meet the requirements of the course. Your ability to use AutoCAD for 2D drawing will be tested through individual assignments and exam works. Successful graduation from the course is achieved when the student attains at least 50% of total mark AND his/her accumulation of exams marks is NOT less than 50% of total mark for the exam.

Assessment Matrix

This course will be assessed based on the results of 6 assignments and one written exam. Contribution of each task towards the final result is as follows:

Contribution to class discussions: 10%
Assignment No. 1: 20%
Assignment No. 2: 30%
Examination: 40%

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