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

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Yongmin Zhong

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6018

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Mechanical Design 1 or equivalent

Course Description

This course aims to combine theoretical approaches with modern techniques of computer graphics, solid modelling and design automation for mechanical engineering applications. 

The course will actively involve you in building computer graphics techniques and using advanced modelling tools to explore issues of current interest in mechanical engineering applications. 

In this course you will be using graphics visualisation and 3D modelling techniques for real-world engineering problems that will strengthen your ability to execute comprehensive and professional engineering projects. Through the topics addressing the impact of computer graphics in engineering, you will develop the ability to combine solid modelling and graphics visualisation techniques for mechanical engineering applications.

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 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)


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 the course, you should be able to:

  1. Analyse and use engineering computer graphics and solid modelling techniques for mechanical engineering applications.
  2. Apply theories, methods and procedures for computer aided part and assembly design.
  3. Apply advanced modelling and computational tools for part/assembly design and analysis.
  4. Select and use various engineering design procedures for mechanical design problems.
  5. Execute professional engineering CAD projects for mechanical engineering applications in current industrial practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, hands-on computer lab tutorials, and learner-directed work on assignments. Assignments focus on current applications of computer graphics to mechanical engineering. 

Overview of Learning Resources

The essential material will be covered in lectures. 
For specific details please refer to the course coordinator or tutor.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). 

Assessment Tasks

Assignment 1
Weighting 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Class Test
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Assignment 2
Weighting 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Final exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5