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


Sem 2 2022


City Campus


172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


172H School of Engineering


Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Hormoz Marzbani

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6147

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.02.36

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment only

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will 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 (PLOs) for Bachelor of Engineering plans not ending in P23 and specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

1 Knowledge and Skill Base
1.6.  Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2 Engineering Application Ability
2.2.  Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
3 Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2.  Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

For more information on the program learning outcomes for your program, please see the program guide

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Details of Learning Activities
The course has 3 main elements which are as follows:

  • Tutorials – Stream specific: These face-to-face sessions are one hour per week. In the first half of the semester, we will run designated project activities within the groups. In the second half of the semester, students are required to watch the pre-recorded tutorial videos. Self-practice exercises should be tried by students who are expected to bring their questions to the tutorial sessions.
  • Lectorials – Stream Specific: These one per week 2-hour sessions consist of 2 parts. In the first part which is common we will have guest speaker from industry and academia. For the second half of the class which is stream specific students will have some quiz related activities as the opportunity to ask their course related questions.
  • Pre-recorded Lectures: Lectures are all pre-recorded and will be made available every week.

The topics for activities in each of the above mentioned are available on Syllabus tab on Canvas for the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

Overview of Learning Resources
Course-related resources will be provided on the course Canvas page, which is accessed through myRMIT. This material can include any course notes, tutorial files, and references.

Teaching Schedule
The course has pre-recorded lectures, fully online live lectorials and face-to-face tutorials which are complimented with pre-recorded video tutorials.

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
Students will have to answer multiple choice questions based on the Pre-Recorded Lecture material presented weekly. The mentioned 20% will include 4 online tests during the semester each worth 5%.

Assessment Task 2: Group Project Part A
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
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 ideas following Engineering Design principles. 

Assessment Task 3: Group Project Part B 
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Students will generate 3D digital models for their ideas from Part A and submit manufacturing ready 2D technical drawings.