Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GRAP5355C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Accelerated Program Co-ordinator: Jennifer Woods

Kieron Meagher Accelerated program lecturer:

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit has linkages to a wide range of other units in various Training Packages and combined assessment and/or training would be appropriate.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and refine a range of techniques to produce technical drawings. It outlines the ways technical drawing can be applied to a range of contexts where visual representation is required. People working in many industries require the skills and knowledge in this unit, and the unit is written to allow for contextualisation to a particular industry context. This work would usually be carried out independently, although guidance would be available if required.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings


Prepare for technical drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify technical drawing requirements with reference to relevant documentation and in consultation with appropriate people
1.2 Identify factors that may impact on technical drawing work
1.3 Review the purpose of drawings and select appropriate techniques
1.4 Prepare equipment and materials according to relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements


Create technical drawings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply appropriate conventions and standards to technical drawings
2.2 Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant people and confirm required amendments
2.3 Produce technical drawings that are consistent with concept and purpose of drawings
2.4 Finalise and submit technical drawings within agreed timeframes

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Details of Learning Activities

In Class activities will include:

  • Lectures
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Construction of models


Out of Class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work

Self Directed Learning
Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research & library assignments.

Teaching Schedule

Week Class Content GRAP5355C

Aims and learning outcomes, purpose of technical drawings. Role of standards, disciplines that utilise technical drawing, materials and drawing equipment required for this subject. Power-point

Issue Task 1: Drafting Conventions:

2 Drafting Conventions:
Standard sheet sizes. Title blocks. Architectural lettering. How to understand scale. Line weights. Graphic symbols, reference symbols and abbreviations for; doors, windows, walls, construction materials, fittings, furniture, lighting, electrical, dimensioning. North symbol.
3 Supervised studio activity:

Supervised studio activity: Task 1 Due

Orthographic projection

Issue Task 2 Residential House Plan:

5 Complete house plan in pencil. Begin to ink up plan ready to complete next week.

Task 2 due

 Issue Task 3 Residential Bathroom Project

Drafting Conventions:
Review drafting in ink and line weights. Dashed lines.
Annotations. Include annotations on house plan.
Site measure: How to tips and equipment.
For next class students to photograph and measure-up their
existing bathroom.


7 Supervised studio activity: Annotation and line weights for Bathroom drawings.
Reflected ceiling plan/ electrical.
8 Supervised studio activity:
9 Supervised studio activity:
10 Task 3 due
11 General tutorial across all your subjects for feedback
                                                Semester break 21 September to 4 October inclusive
12 General tutorial across all your subjects for feedback
13 General tutorial across all your subjects for feedback
14 General tutorial across all your subjects for feedback
15 General tutorial across all your subjects for feedback
16 No class due to submission week – tutorial by appointment

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is
subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Yee, R, Architectural Drawing a Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons 1997

Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of drawings and
models for this course:

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • clays and other plastic compounds (plasticine, plaster)
  • cutting tools (scissors, knives, blades)
  • fibres, tape, sting
  • foam core, polystyrene
  • recycled/found materials
  • measuring tools
  • wire
  • papers, cardboard and paper pulp
  • pliers
  • relevant and current hardware and software
  • wood, metal, fabric, plastic

The university Library has extensive resources for Interior Design Students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
studies decoration.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the
basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more
substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following
pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Task 1 Drafting Conventions

Task 2 Residential House  Plan

Task 3 Residential Bathroom Project

RMIT Grade Table

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not yet competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment

All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in
the Assessment Briefs.

Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant course

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and
production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity
to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback
also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT :;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist
you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are
unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Special consideration, appeals discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This
signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and
academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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