Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: MIET7057C
Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Tel: 9925 4184
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply functions of computer-aided design (CAD) software programs that are typically used in the production of detail drawings.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
1. Confirm drawing requirements
1.1. Confirm purpose, scope, and information and presentation requirements for drawing
1.2. Review available information relevant to project and work requirements, and identify and address further information needs
1.3. Identify computing equipment and software used in the organization
1.4. Identify work flow and procedures for work supervision
1.5. Examine requirements for presentation of drawings
2. Identify key features of CAD software
2.1. Describe types of CAD software used for detail drafting, their key features and suitability for producing specific drawing outcomes
2.2. Describe types of CAD software used for design drafting, their key features and suitability for producing specific drawing outcomes
2.3. Identify differences in CAD process to generate 2-D drawings and 3-D models, and reasons for each presentation
2.4. Identify differences in CAD process to generate single and multiple view drawings, and reasons for each presentation
2.5. Identify CAD software used in the organisation and confirm compatibility with other software programs and peripheral equipment
2.6. Identify software features for linked specifications, catalogues or materials ordering
3. Access software and set up for drawing work
3.1. Open software and navigate organisational filing and library system
3.2. Identify organisational and software templates and determine uses
3.3. Identify organisational symbols, codes and standards to be applied in drafting work and how these are accessed and applied
3.4. Apply workplace procedures to retrieve and manipulate required information and navigate computing technology
3.5. Set up working environment
4. Produce basic drawing elements
4.1. Use CAD functions to produce basic drawing elements
4.2. Use editing and transfer tools and methods to modify drawing elements
4.3. Apply dimensions, text and symbols to drawing elements
4.4. Import and export files into/out of working space
4.5. Generate different views and perspectives
4.6. Organise presentation of work
5. Complete CAD operations
5.1. Save and file drawing elements according to organisational procedures
5.2. Print drawing elements and evaluate presentation
5.3. Evaluate work and identify areas for improvement
5.4. Close applications, perform CAD housekeeping and maintain organisational filing system
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associate.
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering.
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM30031A in the Assessment Matrix.
|Week||Topic Delivered||Elements/Performance Criteria|
|1||Introduction to the course- Key features of CAD softwares||Element 2|
|2||Lesson 1- Basic Drawing Functions||Element 1 and P.C. 4.1, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|3||Tutorial- Basic Drawing Functions||Element 1 and P.C. 4.1, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|4||Lesson 2- Basic Modifying Functions||Element 1 and P.C. 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|5||Tutorial- Basic Modifying Functions||P.C. 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|6||Assignment 1 (due on August 14)||Elements 1, 2 and P.C. 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|7||Lesson 3- Detailing Functions (Annotation)||Element 1 and P.C. 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|8||Tutorial- Detailing Functions (Annotation)||P.C. 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|9||Lesson 4- Organising a drawing-Creating layers||Elements 1,3,4 and P.C. 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|10||Tutorial- Drawing, Annotation and organizing a drawing||Elements 1, 3, 4 and P.C. 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|11||Assignment 2 (due on September 25)||Elements 1, 3 and P.C. 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4|
|12||Lesson 5- Isometric drawing||Elements 1, 3 and P.C. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5|
|13||Tutorial- Printing a drawing||Elements 1, 3 and P.C. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5|
|14||Tutorial- Printing a drawing||Elements 1, 3 and P.C. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5|
|15||Assignment 3 (due on October 23)||Elements 1 to 5|
|16 & 17||Review of Test||Elements 1 to 5|
Please note while your teacher will cover all materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled on teaching hours.
No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).
1. Ward, Harry O & Orem, Nancy S, “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009: Procedures and applications”, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Unit Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10
Assessment 2: Drawing Portfolio
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
Assessment 3: Final Test (Practical)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements/Performance Criteria||Unit Test||Drawing portfolio||Final test (Practical)|
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
1- Assignment 1: 20%
2- Assignment 2: 25%
3- Assignment 3: 40%
4- Class works: 15% - Due dates to be announced in class
Successful graduation from the course is achieved when you demonstrate competency in ALL elements of the unit as specified in the assessment tasks by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts. The candidates who are attained competency , then, will be graded according to their performance on assessment tasks. Contribution of each task towards the final result is as follows:
Assessment vs MEM30031A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEM030031A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed.|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits and lab reports. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. In this competency, the estimated student directed hours is 17 hours outside the class time.
Study and Learning Support:
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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
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