Engineering Graphics

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Course Description:
This course provides instruction in the concepts and graphic language used in engineering drawing and technical environments. It will cover the basics of drawing including line techniques, using scales, lettering, sketching, sectioning, and dimensions. The material will include various methods and techniques of othrographic and multi-view projections related to all types of engineering projects. The student will complete a series of exercises and drawings.


Course Details


Nikole Bethea



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Plantenberg, Kirstie. Engineering Graphics Essentials, 5th ed., ISBN: 9781630570521



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Program Learning Outcome: To communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through visual media.


Course-level learning outcomes:

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Use and identify all common drafting equipment.

Describe the types of viewing presentations used in technical drawing.

Draw basic geometric shapes and tangenties.

Define the basic terminology used in the technical drafting field.

Create sketches with proportion, scale, and proper line types.

Create basic engineering orthrographic drawings.

Make use of technology to organize, acquire, and convey information regarding technical drawings.

Communicate with clarity and precision regarding basic engineering concepts.

Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings. 

Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.

Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.

Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.

Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.

Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.

Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.

Demonstrate on-site skills required to establish grades, locate property lines and utilities and produce plots and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area.

Quizzes, Unit Tests, Skills Demonstration and Performance, Projects, Fina Exam



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.


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