Course Title: Creative Engineering CAD

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Engineering CAD

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


172H School of Engineering


Viet3 2020

Course Coordinator: Hormoz Marzbani

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6147

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a significant contributor in transforming a concept into a tangible reality, in order to test - with confidence - tangible realities by simulating real-world conditions. In this course, you will develop fundamental CAD skills in both the 2D realm (e.g. building plans or circuit design) and the 3D realm (e.g. using fully manipulable animated models that are invaluable tools for visualising complex mechanisms). You will also improve your skills and knowledge in drawing techniques, learn to use specific tools, and learn about the design process. You will also learn how international and Australian standards define the common language of graphic communication. These graphically presented virtual realities will also extend into the realm of augmented reality, in which simulations and the real-world combine for a totally immersive design experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Integrate the role of graphic communication in the engineering design process;
  2. Generate and interpret engineering technical drawings of parts and assemblies according to engineering design standards; and
  3. Use CAD software to generate a computer model and technical drawing for a simple, well-defined part or assembly.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.6.  Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.2.  Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

3.2.  Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can include pre-recorded lecture videos, class discussions, class software demonstrations, computer-based tutorials and assignments.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the Learning Management System course site, which is accessed through myRMIT. This material can include any course notes, tutorial files, and references.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: MCQ Quizzes
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will have to answer multiple choice questions based on the teaching material presented weekly. The mentioned 20% will include 4 online tests during the semester each worth 5%.

Assessment Task 2: Group Project
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2
Students will work together in groups of 5 to design a solution for a real-world engineering problem for which they will need to generate 2 and 3 Dimensional models and technical drawings. 

Assessment Task 3: CAD Skills Assessment - Part 1 
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will interpret 2D technical drawings and generate 3D digital models. 

Assessment Task 4: CAD Skills Assessment - Part 2
Weighting 20% 
This assessment supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will interpret 2D technical drawings and generate 3D digital models.