Course Title: Creative Engineering CAD

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Engineering CAD

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Colin Kestell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: colin.kestell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


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 lectures, 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: Quizzes
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will interpret 2D technical drawings and generate 3D digital models.

Assessment Task 2:  Mid Semester Test
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2
Students will interpret 2D technical drawings and generate 3D digital models and answer theoretical questions.

Assessment Task 3: Group Project
Weighting 35%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3
Student will be given a real-world engineering problem and will apply CAD skills to produce solutions

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam
Weighting 35% 
This assessment supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will interpret 2D technical drawings and generate 3D digital models and answer theoretical questions.