SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M1H625203
Module Leader Babakalli Alkali
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module brings in fundamental knowledge, principles and understanding of engineering drawing and practicing skills required for engineers. Students will understand various projection systems and produce free hand 2D drawings conforming to international standards and current industrial practices.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following area: Brief introduction on Drawing instruments& paper sizes, Dimensioning systems, geometrical constructions and tangential arcs. Introduction and Difference between Orthographic, Isometric and Perspective Projection Systems. Explanation of First Angle Projections and Third Angle Projections. Orthographic Projections Systems: Brief Explanation and Practice on Projection of points and lines. Simple exercises. Projection of right regular solids (cube, prism, pyramid, cylinder and cone). Simple Exercises. Introduction to Section of solids (cube, prism, cylinder and cone) cut by plane perpendicular to at- least one reference plane. Sectional views of simple machine parts (full section and half section only). Free hand sketches of fasteners - external and internal threads, drilled hole, blind hole and tapped hole. Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing using Auto-CAD software.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, the student should be able to:1. Appreciate and understand the need of engineering drawings and differentiate various projection systems associated with production of engineering drawings (AM1).2. Develop an understanding of projection methods of elements and objects and applying it through free hand sketches and practices (AM1, AM4).3. Understanding the need of sectioning and standard methods of representing sectional views (AM4, AM5).4. Appreciate the need of Computer Aided production of engineering drawing by learning its introductory level (AM4, AM5).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A basic lecture approach, supported by tutorial sessions and suitable practice sessions.

Indicative Reading

Text Book: -360 1) Bhatt. ND Elementary Engineering drawing , (1999), Charotar Publishing house. 2) Gill PS Engineering Drawing ,(2003), SK Katariya & sons Reference Books -360 1) Arshad Siddique et al . Engineering Drawing (with primer on AUTOCAD (2004), Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. . 2) Bhatt N.D Machine Drawing , (1992) Charotar Publishing house. 3) Omura G. Mastering Auto CAD , (2009) by Sybers (Autodesk Press), Wiley India. 4) Sham Tiekou Understanding AutoCAD , Autodesk Press, Wiley India. James D. Bethune Engineering Graphics with Auto -Cad 2007 , (2007)1 st Edition, Pearson Education.

Transferrable Skills

Development of ability to visualize different drawing views and practice free hand sketches for view representation which will be useful for higher levels of study in Engineering.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 8.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End term Test - 20% (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Manual Drawing
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Midterm Test - 20% (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)