Course Title: Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MIET6093C

Course Title: Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8342 

Teacher: Nicholas Georgiou
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 4949

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit covers the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a standard CAD software package, using basic features, in order to prepare simple engineering drawings to AS 1100.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30001A Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings


1. Prepare the CAD environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 All relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures for the CAD software are obtained in accordance with workplace procedures.
1.2 The CAD package is booted up in accordance with workplace procedures.
1.3 Screen display areas and basic parameters are set in accordance with instructions.


2. Produce a basic drawing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Basic CAD drawings are created and guidance is sought as required.
2.2 Drawings are prepared in accordance with AS 1100 or equivalent or in accordance with standard operating procedures.
2.3 As required, CAD drawings are reviewed with supervisor and/or other designated staff in accordance with company procedures.


3. Modify existing CAD drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Existing CAD drawings are located and modified by adding, deleting or changing drawing elements within that drawing.


4. Produce output

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Drawing files are saved in the appropriate format in accordance with standard operating procedures.
4.2 Drawing files are printed out using plotter or equivalent devices.


5. Perform the appropriate exit and shutdown procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Programs and computer are shut down in accordance with workplace procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will use the Planning and Time Management chart in the learning material to assist them through the course. The chart lists all your topics and their learning outcomes, and the activities and assessments to complete. Following this chart is the best way to monitor your progress and ensure you meet all deadlines.

This course runs for an 8 week duration (approximately 4 hours per week) consisting of both; in-class time and out of hours study. Students are expected to complete the project assessment either during scheduled class time or in their own time.

Students will submit their assessment projects and activities as indicated in the Learning Guide and feedback on activities and assessments will be provided during and after submission.

 All work must be presented as specified by your teacher and as per the instructions in the learning guide.  Students are required to be professional in both presentation and attitude, including meeting of deadlines. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Students must ensure they have read the plagiarism statement in the Course Outlines online.

A schedule of assessments can be found below and in the learning guides.

Teaching Schedule

WEEKLEARNING SCHEDULE                                                                           PERFORMANCE  CRITERIA   

• Introduction to the subject and AutoCAD
• Opening AutoCAD
• How to create an AutoCAD folder in Windows Explorer – “H” drive and an AutoCAD file
• Becoming familiar with the AutoCAD environment
• Intro to basic commands & text

- Class Activity– Basic Drawing 1
- Class Activity– Basic Drawing 2

• Create new Template file on H drive
• Set up dimensions and text – “SAVE”
• Text

- Class Activity- Read through Learning Guide and e-books and complete A3 Title Block, Section Marks, North Points

• Shutting down AutoCAD and saving to USB 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

2• Introduction to AS1100
• Revisit basic commands
• Extra commands
• Blocks & Insert
• Dimensions
• Engineering scales
• Drawing layout
• Linetypes and styles

Class Activity – Draw Steel Flange,  Sleeve Bracket and Brass Block
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3• Set up layers
• Fillet and round edges
• Fence and Fence stretch
• Advanced functions 
• 3rd angle projection 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4• Discuss and demonstrate further commands 
• Printing: Paper space/model space 

 - Class Activity- Draw Dovetailed Clasp
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4.1, 4.2

• Autocad Extended commands
• Sectional drawing and marks

- Class Activity- Draw MS Clamp

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4.1, 4.2

• Further explanation of orthographic and sectional views

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4.1, 4.2
7• DIscuss 3D (isometric) views and inroduction to Autocad 3D.1.1,1.2,1.3
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4.1, 4.2

• Competency Test

-Creating a drawing set. 

• Feedback provided to individual students

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4.1, 4.2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required
2. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2014
3. AS 1100.101—1992 Australian Standard Technical drawing 

Students are not required to purchase these references, they are available online via the RMIT Library.

Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodeask website for out of class work.
  • Web links
  • In class videos

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

All assessment tasks are drawing based assessments to be completed on the CAD program taught in class. Each assessment gradually steps up in degrees of difficulty as the student develops and gains greater experience with the program and Engineering concepts. Below is a Marking Guideline to assist students understand the grading system and what it takes to achieve a higher grade and improve their performance. A Marking guideline matrix appears in the learning guide for this course.

Students must achieve a result of >50% for all the assessment tasks combined and >50% for the competency test to pass this course.

If a re-submission is granted, or an alternative assessment offered and a pass grade achieved, then students will not be eligible for a grade higher than 50% regardless of the standard of work.

• Assessment 1: Draw Safety Bracket (10%)
Student must draw a safety bracket using 3rd angle projection to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

• Assessment 1– Draw MS Sleeve Bracket (10%)
Students must draw an MS Sleeve Bracket using 3rd angle projection to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

• Assessment 2– Draw Keyed Bracket (10%)
Students must draw a Keyed Bracket using 3rd angle projection to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

• Assessment 2– Draw Spindle Shaft Support (10%)
Students must draw a Spindle Shaft Support using 3rd angle projection to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.
• Assessment 3– Manifold Assembly (30%)
Students must draw the Manifold Assembly using 3rd angle and Isometric Projection while adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards.

• Assessment 4- Test (30%)
Students must draw an Engineering object using Orthographic Projection and adhering to AS1100 and class specified drawing standards. The test will cover all Learning Outcomes in this course.

Assessment Matrix



    MEM3001A Elements & Performance Criteria                                                 

Assessment 1xxxxxxx  x
Assessment 2xxxxxxxxxx
Assessment 3xxxxxxxxxx
Assessment 4xxxxxxxxxx

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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