Course Title: Engineering Computer Graphics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Computer Graphics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Yongmin Zhong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6018

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East Campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed MIET2420 Mechanical Design 1 or equivalent before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Course Description

This course aims to combine computer graphics, solid modelling and parametric design to explore issues of current interest in  for mechanical engineering applications. 

Through the topics addressing the impact of computer graphics in engineering, students will be building up parametric design techniques and using advanced graphics modelling tools for real-world engineering problems, strengthening the ability to execute comprehensive and professional engineering projects.

The interdisciplinary nature of engineering computer graphics is addressed through the hands-on nature of the coursework. Course material is structured to meet the needs of mechanical, aerospace, automotiveand manufacturing engineers as well asgeneral users of engineering computer graphics systems.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Professional use and management of information.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced techniques and tools of computer graphics and parametric modelling for engineering design applications.
  2. Apply theories, methods and procedures for computer aided engineering design and analysis.
  3. Execute professional CAD projects for engineering design applications in industrial projects.

Overview of Learning Activities

Pre-recorded lectures, and hands-on computer lab lectorials, and tutorials. Assessments focus on the applications of graphics modelling techniques to engineering design. 

Overview of Learning Resources

The essential material will be covered in pre-recorded lectures, lectorials, and tutorials. For specific details please refer to the course coordinator.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments include practical design portfolios and projects.

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: (Practical design portfolio on part design)
Weighting 14%
This assessment supports all CLOs

Assessment Task 2: (Practical design portfolio on advanced modelling)
Weighting 14%
This assessment supports all CLOs

Assessment Task 3: (Small project on parametric design)
Weighting 22%
This assessment supports all CLOs

Assessment Task 4: (Comprehensive project covering the entire course content)
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports all CLOs